Rotary Club Of New London, Wisconsin - Fritz Bernegger Award
The Fritz Bernegger New London Foundation Distinguished Service Award established in 1987 is a Paul Harris Fellowship in the amount of $1,000.00. Our annual contribution to the Rotary Foundation in Fritz’s name is the New London Rotary’s way of immortalizing the memory of Fritz’s numerous contributions to Rotary International and specifically to the New London Rotary Club. Fritz Bernegger, the founder of Hillshire Farms Company, was a lifelong member of the New London Rotary Club and exemplified the ideals of Rotary as established by Paul Harris.
The Rotarian selected should be of longstanding active participation in one or more avenues of service. The individual selected should exemplify the true spirit of being a Rotarian as described in the Object of Rotary as set forth in Article III of the constitution of Rotary International.
Understanding that any individual that lives up to the name Rotarian is a potential candidate, we charge the selection committee to annually select the District 622 Rotarian, nominated from the local clubs, who clearly demonstrates through words and actions the Object of Rotary contained herein:
The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
- The development of acquaintance as an opportunity of service.
- High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
- The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his personal, business, and community life.
- The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional men united in the ideal of service.
The Distinguished Service Award which is a Paul Harris Fellowship and plaque is funded through the earnings or donations to the non-profit Fritz Bernegger New London Rotary Foundation.
If the individual is already a Paul Harris Fellow, the fellowship can be redirected by the award recipient to an appropriate person.