PDG Catherine Zimmerman Awarded RI Service Above Self Award

Rotary International District 6270 is honored to announce that Rotary International’s Service Above Self award has been conferred upon PDG (2003 – 2004) Catherine Zimmerman. The award is bestowed by the Rotary International Board of Directors on no more than 150 recipients worldwide each year, and is Rotary’s highest individual honor, one based entirely on the recipient’s volunteer service, both to Rotary, and non-Rotary causes.
Cathy’s dedication to service has been wide and deep, and covers decades dating to the beginning of her professional career. She later joined the Rotary Club of Oshkosh in June of 1987; just 56 days after the U.S. Supreme Court mandated that women be allowed to join Rotary. She has made the most of every year since then serving Rotary and other worthy causes.
Proving as always to be a gracious, effective, and motivational leader, on receiving the award, Cathy said, “I am overwhelmed and so humbled to have received the RI Service Above Self Award. This recognition is possible only because of the fellowship and friendships of so many Rotarians and others, supporting each other, rolling-up their sleeves and working together to accomplish a common mission and vision.”
District 6270 is so very lucky to have had Cathy in our midst for so long. She is truly a role model for what it takes to be a Rotarian, and to be a leader – in any arena of life.