Presented by Carol Toussaint on November 18, 2015; photo by Loretta Himmeslbach
I am here as a member of our Club’s Member Recognition Committee. This is a committee established by our board to annually make recommendations to recognize members for their efforts on behalf of our Rotary Club. The recognition is in one Rotary’s Five Avenues of Service which are club, community, international, new generations and vocational.
The board receives the recommendations and presents the award. My job today is to introduce a member who is receiving a community service award on behalf of our Rotary Club. Dawn Crim.
Dawn is an Associate Dean for External Relations for the UW School of Education. She is a well organized and busy, busy person. In addition to her role at the UW, Dawn is involved in many projects and organizations within our community. In addition to her professional work, family and community service activities, Dawn has devoted a great deal of time to Rotary over her eight years of membership.
She joined our Rotary Club in 2007 and immediately got involved in committees. Dawn has worked with the Rotaract Club on the UW campus. She serves as a mentor to one of our Rotary scholars and has served on our Program Advisory Committee. In addition, Dawn has for six years been an active member on our club’s Community Grants Committee. This is not a small commitment. She has interviewed grant applicants and attended numerous meetings with other Community Grants Committee members as they develop recommendations for the funding projects each year. You’ll also have seen newsletter photos of Dawn as part of our Hiking/Skiing Fellowship Group. Dawn finds time for Rotary and for her continuing dedication to our Rotary Club, we are awarding our 2015 Rotary Club of Madison Community Service Award to Dawn Crim.
The Club has made a $200 gift in her name to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, and President Ellsworth presented Dawn with a special certificate and a pin to recognize the community service award.