Rotary looking for award nominations

Published 5:34 pm Friday, April 16, 2021

The Austin Rotary Club is looking for nominations to honor individuals who make exceptional contributions to the community.

Each person honored receives an engraved plaque at a ceremony held during a special Rotary meeting in October. A $200 donation will be given in the recipient’s name to a local charitable cause of choice.

Award categories:

• Educator of the Year: Teachers, administrators, counselors or other professionals currently employed by a private or public school in Mower County, preschool through college.

• Public Service in Government: Includes anyone currently employed by, or elected to, a local, state or federal government office located in Mower County.

• Community Service: Those working in a paid or volunteer position and epitomize the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self.”

Criteria for evaluating the nominees includes:

• Completeness of the application

• Demonstration of positive leadership in the community (can be the work community)

• Motivating others to excellence (including colleagues, employees or students)

• Demonstration of outstanding work and/or volunteer performance

• Focus on diversity, equity and inclusion

All nominations must be received by May 9, 2021. All nominations must be received by May 9, 2021 and can be emailed to austinrotaryclub@gmail.com or mailed to: Austin Rotary Club If you have any questions, contact: P.O. Box 703 Julie Clinefelter at 507- 433-2391 or Austin, MN 55912 send e-mail to jclinefelter@selco.info.