Dixie Zabka, longtime, dedicated community volunteer and business woman, was selected the 2018 “Service Above Self” awardee for the annual Seward Rotary Club’s annual “Service Celebration” on May 5th, 2018 at the Seward County Fairgrounds Ag Pavilion.  The award is presented to an individual in the community who has lived a life of community service and is not a member of Rotary.  Along with the Seward Rotary Club’s “Service Above Self” award, she will be presented with the Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow award-as $1000 has been donated in her name to the Rotary International Foundation to assist in eliminating Polio, and assist with other projects of Rotary International.  Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary International.   She was selected through nomination and a vote of the Seward Rotary Club.

The recipient of the annual “Wayne Tanderup Award” will be presented to Dave Ficke of Seward-the owner of the Baby Boomers Motorcycles.  The Wayne Tanderup award is annually presented to a member of the community who exemplifies the perseverance to overcome hardship and/or disability to be a successful and contributing member of the community.  The late Wayne Tanderup overcame the battle of Polio at an early age and became a successful businessman and devoted family man as well.   To honor his longtime service to the Seward Rotary Club, this award was established.  He was selected through nomination and a vote of the Seward Rotary Club.

The annual Rotary Service Celebration Banquet will be Saturday, May 5 at the Ag Pavilion beginning at 5:30 and include a social hour, Windsor Loin Dinner, Awards Presentations, Speaker –UNL National Champion Volleyball Coach John Cook, and a Live and Silent Auction to assist with the funding of local projects of the Seward Rotary Club, as well as the support of Rotary’s International effort to eliminate Polio worldwide.

Tickets to the Rotary Service Celebration dinner and program are $30 each and can be purchased at the Jones National Bank and Trust and from any member Rotary, or online at www.sewardrotary.org.  Tables of eight are sold for $300 and include extra benefits.  Questions can be directed to Clark Kolterman at clark.kolterman@sewardschools.org or call 402-641-8522 and he can direct you to the correct committee chairman for the event.    Event Chair is Rotarian Todd LaVelle and Russ Sommerfeld is the President of the Seward Rotary Club

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders and problem solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change-across the globe, locally and among themselves.  The Seward Rotary is one of 35,000 clubs around the world.