Rotary Outstanding Achievement Recognition (ROAR)

Nominations Open for ROAR Award

The Rotary Club of Indianapolis is proud to announce that nominations for the Rotary Outstanding Achievement Recognition (ROAR) Award is open (formerly called Rotarian of the Year.)  Nominations for Rotarians in good standing who have demonstrated “Service Above Self” during his or her lifetime are being accepted. This award recognizes a life devoted to reflecting the Four Way Test, not just within the Club, but in their career and community life as well. This is considered a lifetime achievement award.

Award Information:

  1. The ROAR Award Selection Committee for 2017 is comprised of Bill Batt, Bill Bubenzer, Tim Dudley, Albert Gonzalez, Deb Des Vignes, Marie Koenig and Ralph Taylor, who will serve as chair.
  2. Completed nominations should be submitted no later than May 5, 2017, to Kelly Tingle in person at a Tuesday lunch or via email to ktingle@indyrotary.org.
  3. Public announcement of the Rotarian of the Year will occur on May 16 and the award will be presented at the 2017 Celebration Dinner scheduled for the evening of June 27, 2017.

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The Rotarian of the Year award is given annually by The Rotary Club of Indianapolis to a member in good standing who has demonstrated “Service Above Self” during his or her lifetime.  This award recognizes a life devoted to reflecting the Four Way Test, not just within the Club, but in their career and community life as well. This is considered a lifetime achievement award.

Past Recipients:

2007: Marge Tarpley and Danny Danielson

2008: Dr. Tim Dudley

2009: Hugh Baker

2010: Bill Batt

2011: Bill Ervin

2012: Gene Busche

2013: Club celebrated 100th anniversary and named Rotarian of the Century: Senator Richard Lugar

2014: Paul Raikes

2015: Club celebrated retirement of Executive Director, Susie Harmless, and, therefore, no ROY named

2016: Judge Tom Fisher

2017: Elaine Bedel