Club Awards

Willoughby Rotary has been awarded six Presidential Citations in the last seven years. The purpose of the Presidential Citation is to increase Rotary club involvement in service activities, while at the same time encouraging Rotarians' personal involvement in serving others and promoting a high standard of Rotary service in the community. The award is revised on an annual basis by the RI president and traditionally highlights the president's theme.

Willoughby Rotary has qualified for the A. Z. Baker Service Award from District 6630 continuously from 2000 – 2011.

A. Z. joined the Rotary Club of Cleveland in 1929 and served as club president in 1939. In 1942-43 he served as Governor of District 158. After significant service to Rotary International, he was elected President, serving in 1955-56, His election took place during the 50th year of Rotary's existence.

The theme of Mr. Baker's year as R.I. president was "Develop Your Resources." He died in 1976 and our District, under the leadership of Jim Banks, later established the A.Z. Baker award in 1978 honoring Baker's memory. Clubs may earn this award by participation in each of the four avenues of service.

The A.Z. Baker Award, named in his honor, is available to every Rotary Club in District 6630. The award is earned by accumulating points in the areas of community service, service to youth, vocational service, club service international service, Rotary Foundation support, and District/ Rotary International participation.

 
Walter Sargent Exemplary Service Award

The Walter Sargent Exemplary Service Award was created as a special way to recognize Rotarians demonstrating extraordinary, ongoing commitment to Willoughby Rotary. Recipients are individuals characterized by long-term service and dedication to both the club and the concept of Service Above Self.

Winners

  • Robert Durgin 2002
  • Donald Spinks 2002
  • William Ruple 2003
  • Craig de Fasselle 2003
  • John Gallagher 2004
  • Dr. James Oddis 2004
  • Rev. Robert Schuler 2005
  • Timothy Wright 2005
  • John Nelson 2006
  • Jerry Collins 2007
  • Debbie Clarke 2010
  • Walter Sargent 2011
  • Bill Giffin 2012
  • Steve Mitrovich 2013
 
Paul Harris Fellows
  • Edgar J. Allen, Jr
  • J. Melvin Andrews
  • Judy Bash
  • Robert J. Brice
  • Steven Byron
  • Dr. John J. Cahill
  • Carmen Cesa
  • Debbie Clarke
  • James K. Collins
  • Jerry Collins
  • William E. Croiser
  • Charles R. Davis
  • Craig de Fasselle
  • Robert L. Durgin
  • Dale Fellows
  • Dr. Paul D. Ferris
  • John Gallagher
  • Michelle Hauser
  • Charlie Lawrence
  • Connie McDonald
  • Keith Miller
  • Latham “Skip” Murfey
  • Don Nemeth
  • Robert Riggin
  • Gail J. Ruckel
  • William Ruple
  • Dr. Walter W. Sargent
  • Dave Schell
  • Robert D. Schuler
  • Donald R. Spinks
  • Peter Spudich
  • Ray Somich
  • Conrad Straube
  • Joseph F Tulley
  • Lee Turk
  • Douglas Wick
  • Dr. Timothy W. Wright
 
Presidents of The Rotary Club of Willoughby
  • ‚ÄčEugene Dumont 1961 (Charter)
  • Dr. Walter W. Sargent 1961
  • Joseph Pizzie 1962
  • J. Melvin Andrews 1963
  • John Riegel 1964
  • Merle Stafford 1965
  • Louis E. Merhar 1966
  • Clarence Boyle 1967
  • Dr. George C. Scott 1968
  • Mark Rollinson 1969
  • William J. Kloos 1970
  • Roland Duncan 1971
  • James T. Smith 1972
  • Donald R. Spinks 1973
  • Earl R. Belwitt 1974
  • Robert York 1975
  • Dr. John J. Cahill 1976
  • Charles R. Davis 1977
  • James K. Collins 1978
  • Dr. Paul D. Ferris 1979
  • Arthur S. Holloway 1980
  • Joseph F Tulley 1981
  • George M. Brueggeman 1982
  • Bruce McAttee 1983
  • Robert J. Brice 1984
  • Edgar J. Allen, Jr 1985
  • Douglas Wick 1986
  • Gail J. Ruckel 1987
  • Charles D. Marsee 1988
  • William E. Croiser 1989
  • Robert L. Durgin 1990
  • Dr. Timothy W. Wright 1991
  • Carmen Cesa 1992
  • Robert D. Schuler 1993
  • John Gallagher 1994
  • Craig de Fasselle 1995
  • Peter Spudich 1996
  • Don Nemeth 1997
  • Latham “Skip” Murfey 1998
  • Steven Byron 1999
  • Conrad Straube 2000
  • Jerry Collins 2001
  • Larry Allen 2002
  • Keith Miller 2003
  • Charlie Lawrence 2004
  • Connie McDonald 2005
  • Debbie Clarke 2006
  • Dale Fellows 2007
  • Michelle Hauser 2008
  • Dave Schell 2009
  • Judy Bash 2010
  • Ray Somich 2011
 
 
 
 
 
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