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 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.
Posted February 6, 2019
Nominations are open for the 2019 Ethics in Business Awards. The Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola, along with the University of West Florida College of Business, established the Ethics in Business Awards to recognize business leaders who adhere to the high ethical standards in their business practices reflected in the Rotary Four-Way Test. Nominations must be received by March 29, 2019
Posted September 24, 2018
Rotary District Governor John Medina and Past District Governor Lisa Weeks visited The Rotary Club of Pensacola on Tuesday, September 18. It was an occasion to celebrate the good works of Rotary and recognize several members for outstanding contributions.