Service Above Self

Each year the Rotary Club of Valdese honors an individual for┬átheir commitment to the quality of life in central/eastern Burke County through their efforts and/or resources. This award will use the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” as the guidelines for the selection. Any person or organization who volunteers time and/or resources is eligible to receive this award. Anyone may enter a name by filling out a nomination form.

A committee of past presidents of the Rotary Club of Valdese will serve to choose the winner of this award.┬áThe award will be called the Rotary Club of Valdese “Service Above Self Award.” The winner will receive a personal plaque and will have their name put on a permanent plaque in the Whisenant Rotary Room. The recipient will be honored at one of our lunch meetings in November. The program that day will be the recognition of the recipient and the presentation of the award. We will also honor this recipient by having them ride in the annual Valdese Christmas Parade.

All Service Above Self Award Nomination Forms must be turned by October 30.

The award will be presented at a November meeting at Noon at the Old Rock School.

Past Recipients (in order starting at 2021): Bruce Bingham, Beth Heile, Kevin Frederick, Ed Bleynat, Faith “Cutie” Kaplan, Jim Jacumin, Bruce Hawkins, Richard Whisenant, Nikki Costello, Jim Hatley, Chuck Moseley, Phil Brendle, Gus Tron, Jackie Deaton, Hugh Fletcher, John Bleynat (picture below is plaque in Whisenant Rotary Room)