David Jones giving his acceptance speech for Citizen of the Year. Photo credit: Susan Drown

March 30, 2018 – The long anticipated First Annual Rotary Area Community Awards Celebration was held Wednesday, March 28th. Winners were selected and announced in three different categories after all nominees were recognized. The winners are as follows:

Lowell Robinson Business of the Year – SPD Markets
Citizen of the Year – David Jones
Volunteer of the Year – Marty Lombardi

The event included dinner and music and showcased Rotary in our community. All five local Rotary Clubs showcased their individual clubs’ activities so non-Rotarians in attendance could gain a better understanding of the differences between the clubs. Nominees were selected based on their philanthropy, community support, and their volunteerism. The Rotary’s 4-Way Test was also part of the criteria used to select the winners.

The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say and do
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

For more information on Rotary, visit www.rotary.org. For information on our local clubs, please contact Mary Anne Davis at 530-263-0420 or Anita Daniels at adaniels5190@gmail.com.