Rotary Club of Utica is looking to honor an individual or individuals for community service at its "Service Above Self" Gala.
The Rotary Club of Utica, in celebration of its 107th year of service to the community, is presenting its first “Service Above Self” Gala, to be held on Friday, June 24, at the majestic Stanley Theatre in Downtown Utica. At the event, the Club will honor a deserving individual or individuals for their community service, nominated by the community at large. (The Gala will raise funds for CABVI’s Camp Abilities.)
Anyone in the community is welcome to nominate someone for this award, and the Rotary “Service Above Self Award” committee will review the nominations and make a selection.
“Many people go out of their way to help others, but few are recognized for the basic elements of kindness and caring that motivates them,” says Joe Caruso, Rotary Club of Utica member. “Here's an award that does that. Our goal is to celebrate those who inspire the rest of us to be better versions of ourselves.”
Criteria for the nominees are as follows. The individual(s):
  1. Is not a current member of a Rotary Club
  2. Can be any age, from youth to senior citizen
  3. Serves the community in any one of a variety of areas, including youth or senior services, environmental services, civic services, the arts, sports, etc.
  4. Cannot have received monetary or other compensation for the service for which they are being honored.
Nominations are due to the Rotary Club of Utica by Friday, May 27 by email or mail. (See nomination form.)