Seeking Annual Jefferson Award For Public Service Nominations!

We are fortunate to have the Jefferson Awards as one of our community service programs. This satisfies one of Rotary International’s areas of service. This is the 13th anniversary of our Club’s coordination of the Jefferson Award in Cincinnati. Our own Doug Adams won the award in 2005. We are once again going to recognize outstanding volunteerism in the Greater Cincinnati area. We have great partners, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Channel 12 and American Institute of Public Service. Some of the past recipients that have been recognized since 2001: Matthew 25 Ministries, Crayons to Computers, Free Store Foodbank, Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School, The Cure Starts Now, The Dragonfly Foundation and last year’s winner – La Soupe. The Jefferson Award was created in 1972 by Cincinnati’s own U.S. Senator Robert Taft and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and is presented to recipients in more than 90 cities in the United States. The mission is to encourage and honor individuals for their community service, which fits perfectly with our motto of “Service Above Self”, and our 2017-2018 Rotary Theme “Making a Difference”. On Thursday, March 1, our Rotary Club will host the Annual Jefferson Award luncheon. Bob Herzog from Channel 12 will again b3e with us to emcee and announce the winner from the 3 finalists. The winner will go to Washington, D.C. in June to represent our region for the national award. Six of our winners have gone to the event in Washington, D.C. and received the national award!
 
We need your help to assist us in making and/or seeking nominations for this award! Past non-winning applicants may be re-nominated. The nomination application can be found at: www.cincinnati.com/jeffersonawards. THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT NOMINATIONS IS FEBRUARY 2. If you need additional information, please feel free to contact Bill Shula  at shulawilliam@gmail.com.