Seward Service Celebration
The 2022 Seward Rotary Club Service Celebration will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Seward County Ag Pavilion with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by comic entertainment, a live auction and closing with an awards ceremony. Marlin Pozehl of Seward will be honored for Community Service above Self while Craig Carrit of Milford will be recognized with the Wayne Tanderup Award for overcoming adversity. 
Rick Roberts, a nationally known comedian from Nashville, Tennessee, will provide entertainment. Roberts has been featured on CMT’s “20 Greatest Redneck Moments” and writes songs regularly featured on SiriusXM LaughUSA and Blue Collar Radio Channels. He is the President of the Christian Comedy Association.
The dinner will be catered by the Pizza Kitchen of Milford.  There will be a live auction, with all proceeds supporting local Rotary service projects and the Seward Wellness Center and Rotary International’s eradication of Polio from the world.
Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased at Cattle Bank, Jones Bank, the Seward County Chamber of Commerce and ASPYR Group.  Eight-person Table sponsorships at $400 are also available - for more information, email
Seward Rotary Club has for years recognized residents of Seward County for their significant contributions to our community.  The Service Above Self Award is annually presented to a county resident who exemplifies the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self."  The award recipient is also presented with a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow. 
The late Wayne Tanderup, a longtime Seward Rotary Club member, was instrumental in building financial support for Rotary International's worldwide polio eradication initiative within Seward Rotary Club and Rotary District 5650 in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.  Tanderup, a polio survivor himself, overcame his own battle with 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. 
In order to raise awareness and community appreciation for the honorees, Seward Rotary Club hosted its first Seward Service Celebration in May 2017.  Now an annual event, the Seward Service Celebration also raises financial support for Rotary projects, both locally and internationally. 
Service Above Self Honorees
  • 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 Tandrup Honorees
  • Craig Carrie
  • 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