Cincinnati Rotary Club Opens Jefferson Award Nominations

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It is such a wonderful gift when people gift selflessly to enhance lives and their community. So often those individuals do their work quietly, without need or want for recognition. Still, their efforts most certainly are worthy of being honored.

Rotary Club of CincinnatiOne special program aimed at doing just that is the Rotary Club of Cincinnati Jefferson Award (with leading sponsor, the American Institute of Public Service (AIPS).  The Jefferson Awards pay homage to Greater Cincinnati volunteers who have gone above and beyond.

In partnership with the Enquirer Media and Local 12, The Rotary Club is looking to recognize ordinary people who do extraordinary things without the expectation of recognition or reward.  These are individuals that are changing and improving our community, while addressing an important issue facing our area.

The Jefferson Award, which is recognized as the Nobel Prize for public service, was created in 1972 by Cincinnati’s own U.S. Senator Robert Taft and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and is presented annually to recipients in more than 90 cities in the United States.  The AIPS’s mission is to encourage and honor individuals for their achievements and contributions through public and community service.

On March 13, 2014, the Rotary Club of Cincinnati will host the annual Jefferson Award presentation luncheon during their weekly meeting and will announce this year’s winner.  The winner will then go to Washington, D.C. in June to represent our region for the National Award.  The nomination form is available in a printable and online application on the following two websites:  The Rotary Club of Cincinnati:  Rotary Club of Cincinnati Jefferson Award Printable Application and Enquirer Media:  Enquirer Jefferson Award Online Application.

Deadline for nominations is 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2014.

Please click here to download a nomination form: Jefferson Award NominationForm 2014

ABOUT CINCINNATI ROTARY CLUB: The Rotary Club of Cincinnati is the preeminent professional service organization for men and women, supporting children, particularly those with disabilities throughout the Tri-State area through its partnerships with Stepping Stones/Camp Allyn and the Roselawn Condon School. The Rotary Club of Cincinnati also supports the global effort to eradicate polio worldwide through its PolioPlus program. For more information about the Rotary Club of Cincinnati, go to www.cincinnatirotary.org. Questions? Call The Rotary Club of Cincinnati at (513) 421-1080.

 

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