ALBUQUERQUE ― In celebration of the club’s centennial, The Rotary Club of Albuquerque announced that it is seeking nominations for its “Centennial Celebration of Service Above Self” Awards.
The Club, which has been a staple of the Albuquerque community since its inception in 1916, will recognize volunteer service to the community with one-time awards to five living New Mexicans (individuals or groups) in the following categories:
First Responders, Military, Community, Youth and a Rotarian within District 5520.
Awards will be presented to those who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, in any form and at any level, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others in their community, state or abroad.
Service rendered by the nominee can be on an ongoing basis or through a singular act of humanitarianism.
“Rotarians have been serving the Albuquerque community for a century,” club Immediate Past President Skip Cowan said. “‘Service Above Self’ is the motto that all Rotarians use as they conduct personal and professional business, so it’s fitting that we commemorate our centennial by celebrating those who serve—both through Rotary and throughout the community.”
Anyone can nominate any individual—participation in Rotary is not a requirement. Nomination forms are available at www.rotaryabq.org.
The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23
Notification and announcement of Award will be Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 with an Awards Luncheon Presentation on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at Albuquerque.
Members of The Rotary Club of Albuquerque and family members are not eligible to participate in this nomination.
The Rotary Club of Albuquerque first assembled on June 24, 1915 when thirty-one charter members came together in Albuquerque to embrace the Rotary international motto of “Service Above Self.”
Commitment to this principle remains the cornerstone of the club, which today has a membership of more than 200 leaders in the Albuquerque community.
The Rotary Club of Albuquerque was the 242nd club chartered by Rotary International, which now has more than 33,000 clubs in over 200 countries.