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Joe Roberts Awarded Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award

Joe Roberts received Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award at the Rotary District 5650 Virtual Conference for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Since joining Midlands in 1993, Joe has strived to build long-term relationships while providing excellent service to his clients. He is a licensed Life, Health, and Annuities advisor with primary emphasis in group insurance and retirement plans. Joe is also securities registered. He is passionate about helping others protect their families and plan for their future.

Joe also places great emphasis on giving back to the community. He does this through involvement in various leadership positions with the Nebraska Association of Health Underwriters and Rotary International. A few accomplishments include being selected as the NAHA Underwriter of the Year and winning the Rotary International Cadwallader Award.

“Joe has had a strong sense of service and dedication to Rotary and its mission ever since I started working with him in 2006.  This honor is well deserved!” 

— Ryan Swinton, UNICO Executive Vice President, Benefits Consultant

Individual honorees included Joseph Roberts of Lincoln South Rotary, who was honored at the district conference with Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award.

This is Rotary International’s highest honor, and it recognizes Rotarians who demonstrate Rotary’s motto, Service Above Self, by volunteering their time and talents to help others. The award is internationally competitive and is granted to no more than 150 Rotarians worldwide, and no more than one from each district each year.

Among the criteria, the Rotarian must have performed continuing humanitarian service and actively helped others through Rotary. The award is for service beyond elected or paid positions and is for actions beyond financial contributions.

Lincoln South Rotary nominated Roberts to the district governor, who selected one nominee and forwarded the nomination to Rotary International, where the selections were made. Among the activities in Roberts’ nomination were service as past president of Lincoln South Rotary, as the club foundation chair with award-winning results, and as district chair for the Rotary Foundation.

Roberts and his family have hosted a number of international visitors and students.

Excerpt provided via Lincoln Journal Star