Vocational Service Award
Every year the Pataskala Rotary Club selects an area business person who epitomizes the ideal person for the Vocational Service Award. The Rotary Four-Way Test is used as the standard for the judging criteria. The Vocational Service Committee contacts former winners as well as Rotary members requesting entries for this elite recognition. At a special meeting in January, the Club honors the past winners of this award as well as recognizing the new winner(s).
Dave Hunter and Steve Jr and Kim Butcher
Vocational Service Winner 2020
1998 Tom* and Margaret* Caw
1999 Tom Wilson* Police Chief, Eunice Ford, Postmaster and Dan Bauer, retired teacher
2004 David Betts of Amanda Water
2005 David Beeson of True Value Hardware
2006 Howard Emswiler, farmer
2007 Nancy Butcher, Nutcracker Restaurant
2008 Martha Tykodi of West Licking Historical Society
2009 Tom Johnston of J & D Basements
2010 Dean Ramsey, retired architect
2011 Jay Dalgarn*
2012 Mary Lou Fairall
2013 Randy Almendinger of Pataskala Post
2014 Roger Pickering
2015 Mike and Vicki Sussman, Special Olympics
2016 Scott Colegrove
2017 Glen Scott, Special Olympics; Larry Meade
2018 Bill Hayes, Licking County Prosecutor
2019 Pete Nix* (posthumously), SWL Schools
2020 Dave Hunter, Steve Jr. and Kim Butcher
* now deceased
The Four-Way Test
The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:
Of the things we think, say or do
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?