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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.