Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Green Bay December 9, 2018
- Monday - December 10 – First Rotary Club of Green Bay Service Award - Mr. Aaron Walker
- Annual Report from Rotary Foundation of Green Bay, Inc.
Rotary Club of Green Bay Community Service Award presentation
The excellence in Public Safety Award has been developed by the Rotary Club of Green Bay to honor an individual in the Green Bay Community who exemplifies what it means to dedicate their lives personally and professionally to the community. In addition, it recognizes people who go above and beyond their basic job description to develop community unity, effect positive change, and inspire a lasting impact in our Green Bay community. This award recognizes people who exemplify the Rotary motto of ‘Service Above Self’.
The Rotary Club of Green Bay approached the Green Bay Police Department in November to nominate an officer for this inaugural award. The Department, in conferring with members of the Command Staff, recommended Officer Aaron Walker to the Rotary to be the first recipient of this award.
The Rotary Club of Green Bay is pleased to accept this recommendation and will present Officer Walker with this award at the December 10th meeting.
Prior to starting his law enforcement career, Officer Walker served in the United States Army for six years. After an honorable discharge, Officer Walker was welcomed into the Green Bay Police Family in April of 2015. Over the last three years, Officer Walker has shown what it means to lead by example. As a night shift officer, he is a peer leader on the shift. He was selected as a “field training officer” (FTO). Being an FTO is a big responsibility as we trust he will teach, train, and mentor new officers to a successful career. Not everyone can be or are selected to be a FTO. It takes a special officer to do this job, as it requires patience, skill, and the ability to pass on knowledge to a new officer. Officer Walker excels at this and welcomes new recruits with a positive attitude and a willingness to help.
When Officer Walker is not training, he is a leader among his peers on the night shift. Night Shift Capt. Todd LePine describes Officer Walker as “an individual who does the right thing for the right reasons, has qualities which make an unselfish person and a tremendous employee.”
No matter what job, task or mission Officer Walker faces, he welcomes the challenge with a positive attitude and a big smile. Officer Walker’s actions go above and beyond what is expected. In his off time, and frequently during his middle of the night (late morning/early afternoon) he spends his time at Washington Middle School having lunch with students. Over the last two years, there have been several problems at this school. Officer Walker took the initiative to be part of the solution. He is establishing relationships with kids breaking through the social barriers between police and youth in our community. “Officer Walker personifies excellence in public safety and community service”, said Police Chief Andrew Smith. “He not only has dedicated his life to this country and community, he continues to serve others, especially our youth.” Officer Walker’s work in the community is commendable and worthy of this award. Just like Officer Walker, there are many more officers who are doing great work daily, changing lives, and having a lasting effect on our community.
Green Bay Police officer Aaron Walker shops with the “Shop with a Cop” program
- Monday – December 17 – Christmas Celebration at the Kroc Center
- Monday December 24th, and 31st – No Rotary Meeting
Committee Meetings –
- FEA Charity Partner candidate interview -Wednesday 12/12 9:30am
- Rotary Club of green Bay Board Meeting – December 14, 2018 8:00 am Downtown YMCA
- Membership meeting – Tuesday, December 18, 7:30 am – Copper State
A Message from The Rotary Foundation of Green Bay Inc.
Congratulations to Cheryl LeMere, Katie Quasius and Amber Paluch, recently elected as new members of the Rotary Foundation of Green Bay Inc. There will be continued openings on the Board, if you have an interested in being part of this group, please talk to Ian Griffiths.
The Rotary Club of Green Bay was established as a charitable foundation in 1960. It was officially incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization in May of 2000.
The mission of the Rotary Foundation of Green Bay is to be a catalyst for proactive change for youth, education and health initiatives in Brown County by providing grants, awards and scholarships for sustainable, impactful and collaborative projects that support these initiatives.
The foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world
December 15th is just around the corner - it’s the deadline to save $100.00 on registration for International Convention in Hamburg in June. Currently District 6220 has 11 registrants - Let’s see if we can meet and surpass our goal of attendees from last year, 28 would be a good number.
Yours In Service,
Julia Wallace, 2018-19 Rotary Club of Green Bay President
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