Each year, for over 40 years, the Sertoma Club of Kingsport has recognized a deserving community volunteer with its Service to Mankind Award, which “honors an individual who has given unselfishly of his or her time, talent and energy to help others without the intent of personal recognition of credit.”
The club is currently inviting local organizations and individuals to submit their nominees for the 2019 award.
The winner will be named and honored at the club’s noon lunch meeting on Monday, Nov. 18. The meeting will be held in the upstairs conference room at Food City, located at 1205 North Eastman Road, in Kingsport. The winner and the nominator will both be honored guests at the luncheon.
A personalized, engraved plaque to honor the occasion will be presented to the winner, and the club will present a $500 donation to the winner’s nominating organization. If the nominator is not a charitable organization, the monetary award will go to a charity designated by the honoree.
The local winner will represent Sertoma Club of Kingsport on the district, regional and international levels. The winner’s name and accomplishment of service will also be submitted for consideration in Sertoma’s International Service to Mankind Award presentation.
Individuals and organizations are invited to nominate outstanding volunteers. Letters of nomination, limited to 500 words or less, must be received by Monday, Nov. 1, and should describe the nominee’s volunteer efforts in our community and dedication to serving others. All letters will be reviewed by an independent panel of non-Sertoma judges, chosen from various leaders in the community.
Nominations should be addressed to: Service to Mankind Award, Sertoma Club of Kingsport, P.O. Box 3362, Kingsport, TN 37664-0362.