Seward Service Celebration
The 2024 Seward Rotary Club Service Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at Harvest Hall at the Seward County Fairgrounds.  The event will include social hour, dinner, silent auction, featured remarks by Dr. Chris Kratochvil, University of Nebraska Medical Center Vice Chancellor, and an awards presentation. All proceeds raised will support local Rotary service projects and Rotary International’s global effort to eradicate polio.
The highlight of the event will be the presentation of Seward Rotary's annual awards.  The Seward Rotary Service Above Self Award will be presented to Virginia Hughes of Seward for her longtime volunteer involvement with numerous civic efforts.  The Wayne Tanderup Award will be presented to Nan McCoy of Seward for her inspiring resilience in the face of adversity since early childhood. 
Tickets may be purchased online at or by contacting Dee Hartmann at  Those interested in sponsorships or to donate to the silent auction should also contact Dee.
Seward Rotary Club has for years recognized individuals for their significant contributions to our community.  The Seward Rotary Service Above Self Award is annually presented to a Seward County resident who exemplifies Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self."  The award recipient is presented with a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow. 
The late Wayne Tanderup, a longtime Club member, was instrumental in building financial support for Rotary International's worldwide polio eradication initiative within the Club and Rotary District 5650 in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.  Tanderup, a polio survivor, overcame his polio to become a successful businessman and active community citizen.  Annually, an award is presented in his honor to a resident of Seward County who has likewise overcome adversity in life. 
Since 2017, Seward Rotary Club has hosted its Service Celebration to raise awareness and community appreciation for the honorees and financial support for Rotary projects, both locally and internationally.
Seward Rotary Service Above Self Honorees
  • Paul & JoAnn Hoff
  • Marlin Pozehl
  • Gail Brand
  • Dixie Zabka
  • Julie Wisehart
  • Vikki Gremel
  • Lloyd & Carol Schulz
  • Sue Imig
  • Jack Swanson
  • Concordia University
  • Richard Stillahn
  • Jack Aegerter
  • Douglas Brand
  • Clara Mayland
  • William "Bill" Hartmann
  • Mike Hecker
  • Dr. Orville C Walz
  • Dr. Byron Winter
  • Harold Davisson
  • Frieda Dittman
  • Roger Glawatz
  • Jane Graff
  • Dr. Marshall Adams
  • Della Miers
  • Tom Rea
  • Betty Jean Kolterman
  • Jack Duensing
  • Mel Bolte
  • Dessalee Rosselle
  • Tom Wright
  • Dr. Len Schuster
  • Dorothea Bek
Wayne Tanderup Award Receipients
  • Dick Rhodes
  • Craig Carritt
  • Marla Jisa
  • Kathy Broeker
  • David Ficke
  • Tina Schaben
  • Levy Dybdal
  • Tammy Howrey
  • Frances Rine
  • Joan Naber
  • Todd Ehlers
  • Sarah Garbers
  • Logan Flood
  • John Wiemer
  • Matt Bradl
  • Brian Pike
  • Stephen Smith
  • Tait Rief