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Nominations Now Being Accepted for 86th Rochester Rotary Award

February 6, 2024

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.

The deadline for nominations is March 8, 2024. The nomination form is available online at In addition to completing the online form, nominations must include no more than three letters of support.

This year marks the 86th year that Rochester Rotary will bestow the award. Past recipients include B. Thomas Golisano, Al Sigl, Joseph Wilson, Marion Folsom, Ritter Shumway, Constance Mitchell, Burton August, Don Alhart, Dr. Walter Cooper, R. Carlos Carballada, Joan and Harold Feinbloom, Dr. Ralph Pennino, James Isaac, Andrew and Karen Gallina, David Flaum, Victor Salerno, Paul DeCarolis, Dr. Vito Quatela, Howard Konar and Elaine Spaull.


About Rochester Rotary
Rochester Rotary ( is an organization with a rich history of serving children in the Rochester community for more than 100 years. Working together, more than 300 professional men and women live out Rotary International’s motto of “Service Above Self” in all that they do for the Rochester and world communities. The Rochester Rotary Club operates Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp, a fully accessible residential summer camp in Rush, N.Y. that meets the needs of children with paralysis and other physical challenges and their families.


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