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Oscar Mireles Receives 2022 Rotary Club of Madison Youth Service Award

–presented by Joyce Bromley on July 27, 2022

Oscar Mireles (left) pictured here with Club President-Elect Charles McLimans

Each year, our club recognizes up to six members for their service to our Rotary Club in one of the five avenues of service which are club, community, international, vocational or youth service.  Today, I am going to introduce you to a Rotary Club of Madison 2022 Youth Service Award recipient.

Oscar Mireles has been a member of our Rotary Club of Madison for 14 years.  If you know Oscar, you know he is passionate about helping young people realize their educational goals.  He has been Executive Director of Omega School for the past 28 years.  In his role at Omega School, he has helped thousands of young adults earn their GED Certificates. 

For the past seven years, Oscar has served as a member of our Rotary Scholarship Committee.  Each year, he has read over 35 lengthy scholarship application forms, has helped conduct the student interviews and has helped select recipients for our annual four-year college scholarship program.  It requires extensive volunteer time each year, and he did it for seven years.  He didn’t stop there.  Oscar has also mentored several of our Rotary Scholars to help them navigate their college years since most of our scholarship recipients are the first in their families to attend college. Oscar is currently serving as a trustee of our Madison Rotary Foundation as well.

Oscar makes a huge difference in our club and in our community.  For his Service Above Self efforts, the club board of directors has named him as one of our 2022 Rotary Club of Madison Youth Service Award recipients.  The Club has made a $200 gift in Oscar’s name to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

Oscar, we offer our congratulations to you!