Johnson earns Rotary honor

Rotary Club photo From left: Dan Little of the Brookings Rotary club, who nominated Reva Johnson and spoke at the awards ceremony of her distinguished service record, presents the certificate of distinguished service to Johnson along with Rotary District Governor, Dave Lorenz of Vermillion.

BROOKINGS – Reva Johnson, a member of the Brookings Rotary Club, was recently recognized as one of 10 “Rotarians of Distinction” from 1,800 Rotarians in a four-state region.

At the 2018 Rotary District 5610 Conference and Celebration held in Vermillion recently, Johnson received a certificate recognizing a level of service to the organization and to the community of Brookings that was so outstanding that it deserved special recognition. 

“It was very exciting to recognize our Rotarians of Distinction,” said Dave Lorenz, Governor of Rotary District 5610.  “Too often we forget to say a public thank you to those who do so much good for their Rotary Club and also for their community.  I am proud to be associated with such wonderful, compassionate individuals.”

As members of a service organization, all Rotarians contribute to the betterment of their communities and practice the organization’s motto of “service above self.” However, Johnson’s contributions were at such a high level that they were recognized by leadership of the District. 

Rotary District 5610 includes 28 Rotary clubs from around South Dakota as well as 13 clubs in southwest Minnesota, northwest Iowa and northeast Nebraska. 

These 41 clubs are involved in many local and international service activities. 

Visit the District website for information about when the Brookings club meets and their officers. Visitors are welcome at club meetings, and local Rotary clubs are always interested in learning more about ideas for service projects to help the community. 

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