–presented by Joyce Bromley on August 10, 2022
Each year, our club recognizes up to six members for their service to our Club in one of Rotary’s five avenues of service. This is the third week we have recognized members of our Club for their service. Oscar Mireles received the Youth Service award, and Lynne Sexten our Club’s Service award. Today, it is my pleasure to introduce you to the Rotary Club of Madison 2022 Community Service Award recipient.
Laura Peck, a partner with Axley Brynelson Law Firm has been a member of our Rotary Club since 2002. She has served in a number of roles in our club over the past 20 years, including on our club’s board of directors and as president of our Madison Rotary Foundation.
Today, Laura is being recognized for her extensive service on our Scholarship Committee for the past six years, including Chair of that committee for the past three years.
The commitment to the Scholarship Committee is intense for 3-months in the spring that includes meetings with high school counselors, reviewing student applications, conducting 2 full days of interviews, preparing the annual presentation of the scholars to our club, and many follow-up arrangements with scholars. And…she has served as a mentor to several Rotary scholars.
She is truly dedicated to her role and committed to helping all of our scholars succeed. Her dedication has made a big difference in the lives of many scholars over the past six years.
This year, Laura is using her Scholarship Committee experience to Chair an ad-hoc committee to evaluate the overall scholarship committee process.
For Laura’s outstanding service, our club’s board of directors has named Laura Peck as one of our 2022 Rotary Club of Madison Community Service Award recipients. The Club has made a $200 gift in her name to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
Congratulations, Laura, and thank you for your “service above self.”