Richard Lawrence, a longtime Manchester Rotarian, received the "Service Above Self" Award at the Rotary District 7890 annual conference.  



The nominee must have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, in any form and at any level, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary. Service rendered by the nominee through Rotary must have been on a continuing basis. The award will not be given solely in recognition of one’s performance in an elected or appointed Rotary assignment. Personal financial contributions to The Rotary Foundation or any individual project are not relevant considerations for this award.

Richard Lawrence received the award for his countless hours and dedication to providing clean water and sanitary services for impoverished areas of Guatemala. Rick worked with Rotary clubs from around the region and collected funds to benefit the project. This includes water wells for villages with no potable water supply as well as sanitary services for villages without them. Rick has visited Guatemala many times over the years and the Manchester Rotarians thank him for making us proud!