Below are the awards given to individuals who exemplify Service Above Self through the Rotary Club.
An individual who contributes, or in whose honor or memory is contributed, $1000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, within a twelve month period, is recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.
Paul Harris Fellow Sustaining Members
Any person is recognized as a “Paul Harris Sustaining Member” who makes, or in whose honor is made, an initial contribution to the The Rotary Foundation of $100*, with the stated intent of contributing further until $1,000 is reached. Additional contributions can be made in any amount and credited to the individual’s plan. At the time the contributions reach a total of $1,000, the person will be recognized as a “Paul Harris Fellow.”
An individual who contributes $5,000, above the $200 annual contribution, to the Rotary Children’s Fund or the Endowment Fund of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth is recognized as a Levy/Rady Fellow.
O. Roy Stevenson Fellows
An individual who contributes $1,000, above the $200 annual donation, to the Rotary Children’s Fund or the Endowment Fund of the Rotary Club is recognized as an O. Roy Stevenson Fellow.
The William B. Todd Service Above Self Award
This award was established in April, 1962, to honor a member of our club for his/her outstanding and on-going contributions to our club and our community throughout the four avenues of Rotary service.
Current officers, directors and members of the William B. Todd Award Committee are ineligible during the current year, but are eligible in any year in which they are not serving in such capacity.
The award will not necessarily be made each year, but will be made only when the committee decides there is a Rotarian who merits the award.
The committee shall meet early in June to decide if there is a qualified candidate. The award consists of an engraved certificate, signed and framed, and the candidate’s name is engraved on a tab which is affixed to the William B. Todd Memorial plaque in the Rotary Office. It is presented at a regular club meeting in late June.
The committee serves for the period of one Rotary year, and consists of a Past President of the Club as a Chairman and not less than three other Past Presidents as members all to be appointed by the President of our Rotary Club. The purpose of such Committee is to review all nominations or suggestions for the award, and – if appropriate – to designate a Rotarian for this honor. It is suggested that this Committee meet not less than three time during the Rotary year to discuss individuals showing qualifications for such award. The basis to be used by such Committee in selecting a Rotarian for this award will be the extent such individual has worked in the Four Avenues of Service, namely Club Service, Community Service, Vocational Service, and International Service for the club and the community.
His/Her attendance average during the particular year should be given consideration along with the work done in the Rotary Service Fields. The particular Rotarians under consideration by this Committee will not be divulged outside of the Committee so that only this Committee will know up to the time of the award just who has been selected.
The committee will welcome letters form the membership, up to June 1, suggesting Rotarians for the award. Candidates may be proposed to the Committee at any time during the Rotary year in question, but such proposals should stipulate the basis for such consideration and not just a name for any such consideration. The Committee will be the sole judge as to who has qualified for such award and their majority decision will be binding.
1961-1962 Clint W. Herring*
1963-1964 W. Glen Darst*
1965-1966 Ira Kersnick*
1969-1970 Wallace B. Hartshorn*
1971-1972 Louis J. Levy*
1974-1975 Joe J. Rady*
1978-1979 O.D. Shackelford*
1981-1982 Frank G. Dunham, Jr.*
1982-1983 Willard Barr*
1984-1985 Judson A. Cramer *
1985-1986 O. Roy Stevenson *
1986-1987 Loyd L. Turner*
1988-1989 William R. Sarsgard*
1989-1990 Lloyd J. Weaver
1990-1991 Paul M. Stevens*
1991-1992 Geneva S. Wright *
1992-1993 Roger Rienstra*
1993-1994 Darrell K. Glenn*
1993-1994 Brian W. Garrison#
1994-1995 Edgar H. Keltner, Jr*.
1995-1996 R. Pat Evans
1997-1998 Felix Ankele*
1998-1999 Kenneth L. Barr
1999-2000 Stanley Graner *
1999-2000 William A. Herrington*
2000-2001 Larry D. Eason
2004-2005 Bob Bolen *
2004-2005 Tom Law*
2006-2007 Louis R. McLain, III
2007-2008 Gary W. Cumbie
2007-2008 James M. Whitton
2008-2009 J.R. Labbe
2009-2010 Susan Morgan
2009-2010 Zem Neill
2011-2012 Wayne Carson
2014-2015 Fernando Costa
2015-2016 Robert M. Holt
Key: * Deceased; + Honorary: # No longer a member of this club
as of June 29, 2016