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ITHACA, NY – Nominations are now being accepted for Ithaca Rotary’s 19th annual Pride of Workmanship Award. The Rotary Club of Ithaca invites Tompkins County community members to recognize employees whose outstanding work performance in their organization is “above and beyond the call of duty” and is instrumental in the achievement of the organization’s performance goals. The public may also nominate an individual at a local company who consistently provides good, meaningful service.

A panel of Ithaca Rotarians will select the award winners based on the information provided, the employee’s initiative and consistency, and how he/she embodies the spirit of the business/ organization. Preference may be given to those who have not been recognized by Rotary for their workmanship in the past.

 The following information should be submitted by 5:00pm Monday, September 26:

  1. Full name of nominated employee
  2. Employee’s job title or position
  3. Employer
  4. Address
  5. Phone
  6. Email address
  7. Name of nominator and contact information
  8. Nominator’s job title or position
  9. Brief description of how this person embodies the spirit of the organization, exhibits leadership and initiative, shows consistency, has longevity, and if he/she has been recognized previously by Rotary for his/her workmanship. How does this employee exemplify “Pride of Workmanship?”
  10. Organization’s mission statement or a brief summary of its goals

Completed forms may be emailed to Kati Torello,, mailed to Joanne  Lamoureux at Pack ‘n Ship, 101 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850; or faxed to Joanne at 607-256-0277. Nominations must be received no later than Monday, September 26, 2016.

The 2016 winners will receive a plaque commemorating their award and, along with their nominators, will be hosted at a special Rotary luncheon award ceremony to be held at Coltivare on Wednesday, October 26.

The Rotary Club of Ithaca has more than 175 members. Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self.” Membership is open to all community members who share in this belief; new members are accepted year-round.

Ithaca Rotary gathers every Wednesday at 12:15pm for luncheon meetings at Coltivare, 235 S. Cayuga Street, downtown Ithaca. The public is welcome to attend and learn more about Rotary; cost is $15 at the door. Additional information about the Rotary Club of Ithaca may be found online at

Address questions about Rotary’s Pride of Workmanship Award to Joan Schnaper via email at Additional information about the Rotary Club of Ithaca may be found online at For more information about joining the Ithaca Rotary Club, please contact Membership Chair Ron Provus at 607-351-8539

Michael Smith

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