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 2018 Honoree 
Pam Johnson!

We honor Pam for her long years of service as a music teacher within the Greenfield School District, relentlessly working to develop children's artistic interests and abilities, and for her 27 years of outstanding work with the Hancock County Children's Theater.  As Director, working with as many as 100 children for a production, Pam  had a special talent for uncovering each child's unique talent, whether that be music, dance, set design or production tasks.  Pam has also made remarkable contributions to Trinity Park United Methodist Church, as their music and choir director.  Pam not only directs the traditional church choir, but also leads the church's contemporary band. 

Pam is a fine example of "Service Above Self."

Rotary Club of Greenfield Vocational Service Award Honorees
2018 Pam Johnson
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 regularly scheduled October 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.

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