Cochran awarded Rotarian of the Year

Being a member of a Rotary club does not make someone a Rotarian, it only makes them a member of a club. A Rotarian helps the club achieve its goals and acts with high ethical standards. A Rotarian also participates in the club’s community projects both locally and internationally.

“Our District’s Rotarian of the Year for 2021-22 is: Richard “Dick” Cochran, of the Kearney Dawn [Rotary] Club”

— Bob Mayber, Governor 2021-22

In recognition of your outstanding demonstration of Service Above Self; principled commitment to the 4-Way Test; contributions to the mission and operation of our club through each of the Rotary Avenues of Service; and for promoting Rotary by your actions and involvements. Thank you for always stepping up, when someone else needs your help.


This annual award is designated for the one Rotarian in our district who clearly stands out in demonstrating “Service Above Self,” and principled commitment to the Four-Way Test. An honoree is outstanding member who has made significant contributions to the mission and operation in your club, our district and to one or more avenues of Community or International Service.

The ‘Rotarian of the Year’ award may be given to a member who exhibits “Service Above Self” in their daily activities and who promotes Rotary by their actions and involvements. This may be accomplished through one major activity in club service, in multiple activities, or by serving on several committees. This person should be highly visible in the activities of the club or district.