The John Long Memorial Vocational Service Award
Each year the Rotary Club of Greenfield selects an individual from our community to receive the club's Vocational Service Award. Honorees are chosen who consistently go above and beyond the realm of their vocation/occupational duties. Vocational Service is an important area of service within Rotary International. This is one means we use to highlight the value of serving humanity through one's career. John Long was a 58-year member of the Rotary Club of Greenfield and chaired this committee for a number of years. Today, this award is named in his memory. [see criteria below after honoree listing]
Congratulations to our 2017 Honoree
We honor Ron for his service as a father figure and mentor to many in the Hancock County community. He is a devoted church member and has been an inspiration to many who have dealt with the loss of a loved one and personal tragedies. Ron's devotion and dedication to the Senior Services Program in Hancock County is legendary. Ron is an Organ Donor Program advocate and helped raise awareness throughout Hancock County. He is also a Platelet Donor Program advocate and longtime donor. A humble person who prefers to stay out of the limelight and work quietly in the background, Ron is a great example of "Service Above Self."
|Rotary Club of Greenfield Vocational Service Award Honorees|
|2017 C. Ronald Anderson||2016 (Fall) Denise Arland||2016 (Spring) Jill Ebbert|
|2015 Josh Sipes||2014 John Long||2013 Judy Swift|
|2012 Larry McBride||2011 Judge Rick Culver||2010 Mac McCleerey|
|2009 Don Ogle||2008 Marilyn Levering||2007 Brandee Bastin|
|2006 Unknown||2005 Clark Ketchum||2004 JB Stephens|
|2003 Dr. Ted Gabrielsen||2002 Derek Towle||2001 Dorothy Gunn|
|2000 Otis "Buddy" Busby||1999 Sharon Holland||1998 Rev. David Woods|
PURPOSE: To honor an individual for meritorious conduct or service in her/his professional/vocational occupation. The service can be to individuals, to the community at large, to other organizations, or to a combination of all three groups.
ELIGIBILITY: The nominee must be connected to Hancock County through residence, business, or area of service. Rotarians and their immediate families are excluded from consideration.
NOMINATIONS: Any Rotarian may nominate an individual. Nominations are accepted beginning in July prior to the award announcement in October. Please contact Kevin Horrigan or Jody Thomson with any questions. Click HERE for Nomination form.
AWARD: An engraved plaque is presented to the recipient at a regular scheduled Rotary meeting.
NOTE: Previously, this award was presented in May or June towards the end of the Rotary calendar year. As of the Fall of 2016, the award is presented in October as part of Rotary International's Vocational Service Recognition Month.