A podcast by Emily Francona
These are stories of service above self. Rotary’s highest honor, recognizes individuals, who personify rotaries motto, “service, above self” by volunteering their time and talents in exceptional service to others. It is awarded annually by Rotary International based on nominations from District. Governor’s.
Only a maximum of 150 nominations worldwide are considered, no more than one per district, and even fewer are actually selected each year. Since Rotary is recognized worldwide as a service organization active in local and international communities, how individuals dedicate to service above self are making a difference in people’s lives, are uplifting stories of interest and an inspiration to others.
This is part of a series bringing you stories about people of action, who put service above self to make a difference. Frances Dixon was recognized with this, very special, Rotary award as a true Agent of Change, at the virtual District celebration in September, 2020.
Francis. Welcome to the voices of rotary where we share stories of service with fellow Rotarians and members of the community.
As founder of adopt a village in Guatemala. You have dedicated the last three decades to bringing education and literacy to under-served Maya communities in Guatemala’s remote Western Highlands. Please tell us how you found these communities in need, what compelled you to tackle, a nearly impossible task and how you went about to make a difference.