FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Akron, Ohio) – On Saturday, December 1, 2012, the Akron Rotary Club presented the first-ever Frank Horn Service Above Self Award to The Home Builders Association serving Summit and PortageCounties at the 69th Annual HBA Installation Banquet.
The award was created to honor Rotarian Frank Horn who passed away unexpectedly on December 10, 2011. Horn, an outstanding volunteer, served the Akron Rotary, Akron Jaycees, Habitat for Humanity, the Akron Zoo, Bridgestone World Golf Championship, Leadership Akron, St. VincentChurch and School, and many other worthwhile organizations. Horn was serving as the 2011 President of the Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs.
To be considered for the Frank Horn Service above Self award the nominee must have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, in any form and at any level, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others. Service rendered by the nominee must have been on a continuing basis. Nominees may include individuals, organizations or businesses who, in their ongoing service to the greater community, exemplify the spirit of Rotary’s motto of “Service above Self.”
The Home Builders Association serving Summit and Portage received the honor for its contribution of time and labor to construct two cabins at the Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs. The HBA was selected because its had volunteers worked tirelessly though out the fall of 2011 and winter of 2012 to complete the cabins and cabin connector. They worked in heat, rain, snow and cold to meet the deadline for camp opening in June 2012. HBA has a long history of lending a hand with Habitat for Humanity houses, Rebuilding Together, the John Brown House restoration and many other worthy projects that better lives.
The HBA Committee responsible for overseeing the construction project at the Rotary Camp was named, “Committee of the Year” and its Co-Chairs, Peter Pano and Scott Strayer, were named “Chairman of the Year”.
About the Rotary Club of Akron and Rotary International
Founded in 1914, the Rotary Club of Akron is an international community service organization built on fellowship whose members include entrepreneurs, business executives and community leaders. The Rotary Club of Akron’s tradition of civic involvement is best demonstrated through its support of the Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs. Located at RexLake in Summit County, Ohio, the six-acre camp has been operational since 1924. The Rotary Camp provides a traditional camping experience for children and adults with disabilities while emphasizing socialization, independence and recreation. The Rotary Club of Akron meets at noon every Tuesday at the Portage Country Club. For those interested in getting involved with the club or the Rotary Camp, please contact President Bill Manby, Jr. at (330) 475-1690 or BManbyJr@paradigmequity.com.
Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary’s global membership is approximately 1.2 million men and women who belong to more than 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.
For more information visit: www.akronrotary.org