Posted on Apr 23, 2024
Anyone in the community is welcome to nominate a deserving individual.
The Rotary Club of Utica is seeking nominations for its “Service Above Self” Award, which will be presented at its annual “Service Above Self” Gala on June 7 at the Stanley Theatre. Deadline to nominate a deserving individual is May 8.
“We are fortunate that many in the Utica area community go out of their way to help others,” notes award committee member Joe Caruso. “Our goal is to celebrate those who inspire the rest of us to be better versions of ourselves.”
Anyone in the community is welcome to nominate someone for this award, and the Rotary award committee will review the nominations and select the winner, who will be an honored guest at the Gala. Past winners of this award are the late Patrick Johnson (2021), Sister Elizabeth Greim (2022), and James Hamer (2023).
Proceeds from this year’s Gala, a black-tie event sponsored by the SBS Marketing Group, will benefit the “Arts at Many Hearts” Adult Social Day Program at the Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL).

Criteria to consider. The nominee:
• is not a current member of a Rotary Club
• can be any age, from youth to senior citizen
• serves the community in any one of a variety of areas, including youth or senior services, environmental services, civic services, the arts, sports, etc.
Nominations are due to the Rotary Club of Utica by Wednesday, May 8 by email ( or mail. (See nomination form for info.)