Posted by Ed Marek
Kyle Haugen, Newell Krogmann, Mike Becker, Paul Perez
At this year’s Conference of Clubs, PDG Newell Krogmann received a rare honor. He was selected to receive Rotary International’s Service Above Self award.

This is Rotary’s highest honor and 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 each year.

This excerpt from Newell’s nomination form says it all: “Newell’s dedication to Rotary is reflected in his over 22 years of leadership and service to others. He has assumed many roles through all levels of Rotary. He cares deeply about Rotary and is committed to providing service, guidance and advice to Rotarians at all levels. Generations of leaders throughout our district and zone have looked to him for guidance and wisdom, and he’s always open and willing to serve. First and foremost, he is a consensus builder.  In his club, district and zone, he has championed broad involvement and the team concept, so people feel included. He is always willing to help broaden Rotary’s success, by growing membership and giving to TRF, promoting Rotary, or encouraging clubs/members to do more locally and globally. Most importantly he does this all without a desire for recognition, knowing that his efforts make the world better.  In the eyes of those he has interacted with, and have been supported by him, Newell truly embodies Service Above Self.”