Recognizing Service Above Self

The Daybreak Rotary Public Service Award recognizes someone in our community who goes “above and beyond” in giving of themselves, unselfishly, either through their vocation and/or their volunteer efforts.  We especially encourage nominations of individuals who have used their career and professional position to bring about good for our community.


Past Award Winners


1996 – Mary Hynek, Director of Camp Wapsi Y


1997 – Mary Schoen Clark, Director of MAHP   


1998 – Betty Johnson, Executive Director, SAFE Coalition


1999 – Bob Carson, Volunteer, United Way, Boy Scouts, Red Cross


2000 – Mary Lou Erlacher, The Workplace Learning Connection


2001 – Gayle Glick, International Advisor, Kirkwood Comm. College


2002 – Bob Kucharski, Alliant Energy (retired)


2003 – Helen Arnold-Olson, Long-time Community Activist


2004 – Mike Klappholz, Chief, Cedar Rapids Police Department


2005 – Steve Ovel, Exec. Dir. Gov’t Relations, Kirkwood Comm. College


2006 – Bob Buntz, President & CEO, Horizons


2007 – Bill Quimby, Ret. Professional NFL Umpire/community activist


2008 – Charles Daugherty, Sr., Serve The City


You can nominate someone for this award here.