Posted on Apr 14, 2023
Nominate someone who goes "above and beyond" in community service.
The Rotary Club of Utica, in celebration of its 107th year of service to the community, is presenting its Second Annual “Service Above Self” Gala, to be held on Friday, June 9, at the Stanley Theatre in Downtown Utica.
The highlight of this event will be the presentation of Utica Rotary’s third annual Service Above Self Award, established to honor a deserving individual or individuals for going “above and beyond” in community service.
Anyone in our community is welcome to nominate someone for this prestigious award. The Rotary “Service Above Self Award” committee will review the nominations and select this year’s winner, who will be an honored guest at the Gala.
“Many people go out of their way to help others, but few are recognized for the basic virtues of the kindness and caring that motivates them,” says Gala Committee Rotarian Joe Caruso. “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 above service. 
Past winners of this award are the late Patrick Johnson, Community Advocate (2021), and Sister Elizabeth GreimDC (2022) for her work with Utica’s refugee community.
Nominations are due to the Rotary Club of Utica by Monday, May 8th by email or mail. See nomination form.