Posted by Rita Brown
The Lima Rotary Club is taking nominations for its Avenues of Service Awards.
Every year since 2009 - 2010, the Club has acknowledged individual club members each year for outstanding Club, Community, International, and Vocational Service. In 2015 – 2016, Youth Services was added. These awards were named for past presidents who represented those avenues of service in their daily lives. Those include:
the Rex Perry Club Service Award,
the Rudolph Community Service Award,
the Goodnight International Service Award,
the Wemmer Vocational Service Award and, 
the Hulsken Youth Service Award.
These past few years, club members have nominated fellow club members for the awards and the Board of Directors has selected the winner in each category. Please send your nominations to Club Secretary Rita Brown at by Wednesday May 6, 2020. The Board will vote on your nominations and select a winner in each category at the Board Meeting on Tuesday May 12, 2020.
Definitions of Areas of Service
•   Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan. Members perform Club Service in a number of ways including:
  • Sergeant-at-Arms
  • Chaplain
  • Music or 4-way test
  • Fellowship
  • Programs
  • Committees and Events
•    Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest.  Programs and projects currently in place include:
  • Rotary Christmas Party – For Special Needs Children
  • Annual Christmas Auction
  • Annual Rotary Blood Clinic
  • Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing
•    International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.
  • EREY  Every Rotarian Every Year, Paul Harris Fellowships
  • MESA Medical Supplies and Equipment Abroad
•    Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and to contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. The concept of vocational service calls on Rotarians to “encourage and foster”
  • High ethical standards in business and professions
  • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations
  • The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society
•    Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as: 
  • Rotaract
  • Interact 
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
  • Rotary Youth Exchange