Posted July 20, 2018
These awards were first presented in June 2000 to recognize an outstanding Rotarian from our Club and a community leader who exemplify “Service Above Self”. Both Grover and Sandra Robinson exhibited the highest examples of this service to Rotary and concomitant community concern and action. These awards are given in honor of their memory and legacy.
Mike Ferguson: 2018 Grover Robinson III Award Recipient
Brigadier General Michael L. Ferguson, U.S. Army Retired, is presently a counsel partner of the firm McDonald Fleming Moorhead. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy, and master’s degrees from American University and from Central Michigan University. He preceded his practice of law with a distinguished career in the U.S. Army including tours in Germany, Vietnam, Korea and Japan. Michael is active in community affairs and a member of many civic organizations including Pensacola Downtown Rotary, American Legion, VFW, U.S. Army Ranger Association, Military Officer Association of America, Association of the United States Army, and Gideons.
Maria Davis: 2018 Sandra Robinson Award Recipient
Maria Davis, a native of Spain, moved to Pensacola in 1972 and has brought Spanish History to the forefront of Pensacola. Maria has served as Honorary Vice Consul of Spain since 1984 and was Knighted Dame Maria Davis by King Juan Carlos I Order of Isabel La Catolica. She has secured Spanish grants to help restore St. Michael’s Cemetery and also initiated a student exchange program between the University of West Florida and the University de las Islas Baleares in Spain. She founded the Pensacola Chapter of Granaderos y Damas de Galvez.
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Posted November 6, 2019
Betty Roberts, Past President of Rotery Club Pensacola, was awarded the 2018-19 Rotary District Governor’s Citation from Rotary Club District Governor Innes Richards and Assistant District Governor Dan Sulger, and the 2018-19 Rotary Citation with Gold Distinction from Rotary International President Barry Rassin.
Posted June 21, 2019
The 2019 Grover Robinson III Award was presented to Malcolm Thomas, School Superintendent of Escambia County, and the Sandra Robinson Award was presented to Dr. Nell Potter at the Club Change of Command Ceremony.
Posted June 20, 2019
Betty Roberts, President of Rotary Club of Pensacola, welcomed District 6940 Area Presidents, Past Presidents, Past District Governors, District Governor Elects, Club members and guests to the Installation of Rotarian Innes Richards as the 106th District Governor.
Posted May 20, 2019
The University of West Florida College of Business and the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola named David Apple and Olevia McNally as this year’s recipients of the annual Ethics in Business Award during the 2019 Combined Rotary Luncheon on Monday, May 6 at New World Landing in downtown Pensacola.
Posted April 2, 2019
Rotary Club of Pensacola President Betty Roberts awarded a check of $10,000 to Studer Community Institute Director of Early Learning, Shannon Nickinson to support the Early Learning Project Brain Bags and Parental Outreach entitled “Millions of Words for Early Literacy.” Rotarian District Grant Director, Ray reported that the two-year project has resulted in “5,377 Brain Bags being presented in 2018 to new mothers at local hospitals.