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The City of Encinitas Senior Citizen Commission in partnership with the Encinitas Rotary Club is pleased to announce that they will be honoring individuals for the 2014 “Senior Citizen of the Year Award” and “Service to Seniors Award”. Both awards will be based on nominations made from the public.
The “Senior Citizen of the Year Award” recipient will recognize a deserving senior citizen who embraces lifelong learning, outstanding volunteerism, leadership in the community, and/or helping, teaching, mentoring or advocating for others. The “Service to Seniors Award” will recognize a deserving citizen who through their daily work or as part of a volunteer effort has made a demonstrated impact for senior citizen(s) in the community. Both awards will be based on dedication, overarching commitment, and demonstrated impact of those served. Recipients must reside within Encinitas.
Award recipients will be honored at a City Council meeting with a proclamation, and a perpetual plaque housed at the Encinitas Senior Center. Additionally, they will be recognized as the guests of honor at an Encinitas Rotary Club luncheon.
Anyone may nominate an individual by completing a nomination form and returning it to the City of Encinitas, Parks and Recreation Department, 505 South Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024 between January 20, 2015 and February 23, 2015, or e-mailing it to email@example.com. Nomination forms, eligibility guidelines and additional details may be found here: Senior Citizen of the Year Award A and Service to Seniors Award.
For more information regarding these awards, please contact Christie Goodsell, City of Encinitas Senior Center Manager at 760-943-2251.
Nov 19, 2014 by Deb Vaughan-Cleff
Many of our first reactions were shock - shocked that Norm had not already received this award. After the initial shock lifted, there was a solid five minutes of standing ovation. The award could not have gone to a better candidate. Dale Long, member since 1990, hosted the event. We learned of Norm’s childhood, lifelong dedication to community service, and the City of Encinitas. Norm has been an active member of Rotary, since October, 1996. He was president in 2005-2006, but the position he has held perennially, has been treasurer. He took over the position almost immediately after he became a member and only took one year off to be president. Although he has finally been relieved of the demanding Treasurer position, for the second time in eighteen years, his assisted to his replacement, Tracy Kaiser-Abrahamson, has been invaluable. Many tributes at today’s ceremony elaborated on all of the things Norm does for this club, the City of Encinitas, and in particular every one of us as Rotarians. Many times, he is the first person a new Rotarian gets to know, and all will attest that it is always a pleasure. The best part of the ceremony was Norm, himself. He is such a humble person, he was truly moved at the honor. So join us in celebrating, Norm Nyberg, Rotary Club of Encinitas’s Rotarian of the Year.