–presented by Charles McLimans
I serve on the Member Recognition Committee and am pleased to introduce a member who is receiving a 2022 Rotary Club of Madison Club Service Award. This recognition is part of our Five Avenues of Service Awards Program which recognizes members for their efforts on behalf of our Rotary club in one of the five avenues of service which are club, community, international, vocational and youth.
Lynne Sexten joined our Rotary Club in 2013 and has been President and CEO of Agrace HospiceCare since 2012.
Lynne served on our club board of directors for a two-year term ending last June 30. Immediately following her term on our board, she stepped into the role of chairing our Ad-hoc Governance Committee. She spent countless hours, pulling together materials and leading meetings for this group. I was part of the group and saw her leadership skills firsthand. The end result of this group’s meetings was the development of a succession plan for club president, creation of a conflicts of interest policy and disclosure of conflicts for our board, the creation of a board expectations document as well as the restructuring of our Governance Committee. We are indebted to Lynne Sexten who led the group through this lengthy process over the past year.
For her dedicated service to help strengthen our Rotary Club, we are presenting Lynne with our 2022 Rotary Club of Madison Club Service Award. The Club has made a $200 gift in Lynne’s name to The Rotary International Foundation as part of this recognition.