It is my pleasure, in conjunction with the past immediate three winners of the Rotary Club of Hillcrest-Sunrise Rotarian of the Year award (Fred Havlice, George Hughes, and myself), to announce this year’s Rotarian of the Year.  This annual award is designated for the one Rotarian in our club who clearly stands out in demonstrating "Service Above Self," and principled commitment to the Four-Way Test. A nominee should be an outstanding club member who has made significant contributions to the mission and operation of our club, and to one or more avenues of Community or International Service. The ‘Rotarian of the Year’ award may be given to a member who exhibits “Service Above Self” in their daily activities and who promotes Rotary by their actions and involvements. This may be accomplished through one major activity in club service, in multiple activities, or by serving on several committees. This person should be highly visible in the weekly activities of the club.  Our club makes a donation of $1,000 to the Rotary International Foundation in honor of the recipient for a Paul Harris Fellow recognition.
Our Rotarian of the Year for the Rotary Club of Hillcrest-Sunrise 2014-2015:
Served as controller for the family trucking business
Served in the Military
Was asked to join Rotary by a neighbor
Started his own business in 1960, and later sold his portion to his partners in 1980
Served in a myriad of Club, District, and Rotary International roles, including: Club President, District Treasurer, District Governor, Chairman of the Rotary Ski Club for 10 years, and Mother Teresa’s security detail at a Rotary International Conference
Started the Service Above Self Award
In 1993, was awarded the person who contributed the most to education in the U.S.
Regularly participates in the monthly Food Bank Service Project, the Chamber of Commerce, the Mayfield Alliance, the Mayor’s Community Council, and the Ohio Society of CPA’s. 
And, they achieved 50 years of perfect attendance in Rotary this year
Please join me in congratulating Joe Skoda as the Rotary Club of Hillcrest-Sunrise Rotarian of the Year for 2014-2015!