The 2018 Rotary Club of Grand Rapids Service Above Self Award Dinner will be Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the Culture Center at St. Nicholas, where the Frederik Meijer Service Above Self Award will be presented.
The Rotary Club of Grand Rapids each year honors someone from our community who has made a difference by exemplifying the philanthropic legacy of Fredrik Meijer and the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self”.
We are pleased to announce that Shelley Irwin is this year’s Frederik Meijer Service Above Self Award winner.
Shelley Irwin is the host and producer for The WGVU Morning Show, a newsmagazine talk-show format on the local NPR affiliate Monday through Friday. She also hosts several public affairs program on the TV side, including Family Health Matters and Kalamazoo Lively Arts. Shelley is award winning in her field, including five consecutives Gracie Allen Awards and recently awarded the 2016 Athena Award . She serves on several community boards, has been named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan twice by Gemini Publications and has represented the US in the Long Distance Triathlon and Duathlon World Championships.
Previous Frederik Meijer Service Above Self Award winners were Rick DeVos, Luis Tomatis, MD and John and Nancy Kennedy. Their efforts to better our community are remarkable and will have a lasting impact. By honoring people such as these in a public way, we hope to inspire others to consider how they can extend themselves in the service of others and the community at large.
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