Pride of Workmanship nominations sought; due September 28

Nominations are now being accepted for Ithaca Rotary’s 18th annual Pride of Workmanship Award. The Rotary Club of Ithaca invites Tompkins County community members to recognize employees whose outstanding work performance in their organization is “above and beyond the call of duty” and is instrumental in the achievement of the organization’s performance goals. The public may also nominate an individual at a local company who consistently provides good, meaningful service.

A panel of Ithaca Rotarians will select the award winners based on the information provided, the employee’s initiative and consistency, and how he/she embodies the spirit of the business/ organization. Preference may be given to those who have not been recognized by Rotary for their workmanship in the past.


The following information should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 28:

  1. Full name of nominated employee
  2. Employee’s job title or position
  3. Employer
  4. Address
  5. Phone
  6. Email address
  7. Name of nominator and contact information
  8. Nominator’s job title or position
  9. Brief description of how this person embodies the spirit of the organization, exhibits leadership and initiative, shows consistency, has longevity, and if he/she has been recognized previously by Rotary for his/her workmanship. How does this employee exemplify “Pride of Workmanship?”

Completed forms may be emailed to Joan Schnaper at; mailed to Joanne Lamoureux at Pack ‘n Ship, 101 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850; or faxed to Joanne at 607-256-0277. Nominations must be received no later than Monday, September 28, 2015.

The 2015 winners will receive a plaque commemorating their award and, along with their nominators, will be hosted at a special Rotary luncheon award ceremony to be held at Coltivare on Wednesday, October 28.

Additional information about the Rotary Club of Ithaca may be found online at

PHOTO: Five deserving individuals received the Ithaca Rotary Pride of Workmanship Award in 2014. Left to right: Gay Mathews, vice president of client services, Fingerlakes Wealth Management; Michelle Saraceni, library page (shelving), Tompkins County Public Library; Curtis Barrett, facilities manager at Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga; Dennis Rinker, landscaper, GMcG Landscaping; Sherrie Flowers, residence counselor at Unity House.