81st Annual Rochester Rotary Award Nominations Open

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce member Rochester Rotary is accepting nominations for the Rochester Rotary Award, the oldest and most prestigious civic award in Rochester.

The Rochester Rotary Award recognizes community members who personify Rotary International’s “Service Above Self” motto. Award recipients must demonstrate exceptional community spirit, touch the lives of many citizens, serve as a positive role model, and share wisdom and knowledge to empower others. Nominees and nominators are not required to be Rotarians.

This year marks the 81st year that Rochester Rotary will bestow the award. Past recipients include B. Thomas Golisano, Frank Gannett, Al Sigl, Gilbert J.C. McCurdy, Joseph Wilson, Marion Folsom, Ritter Shumway, Constance Mitchell, Wilbour Eddy Saunders, Burton August, Don Alhart, Dr. Walter Cooper, R. Carlos Carballada, Joan and Harold Feinbloom, Matthew Augustine, Dr. Ralph Pennino, James B. Isaac, Karen and Andrew Gallina, and David Flaum. 

Award criteria and an online nomination form are available on the Rochester Rotary website. Nominations are due no later than Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. 

The honoree will be announced in March.