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The Richard Hubbard Club Service Award
 
Rotary Club of Middlebury
 
A biography of Dick follows this list of recipients
 
 
                     Recipient               Awarded by President
    
   2121         Gary Sarachan        Maureen Conrad
   2020         Ben Fuller                Betsy McAshley
   2019         Nancy Foster           Judson Hescock
   2018         Bill (Buzz) Kernan   Tom Telling
   2017         Geoff Conrad          Ben Fuller      
   2016         Tim Hollander         Geoff Conrad
   2015          Kevin Newton         Tim Hollander
   2014          David Clark              Nancy Foster
   2013          Scott Needham       Jason Schnoor
   2012          Eric Denu                 Ulie Holzinger
   2011          Roth (T) W. Tall        Cathy Trudel
   2010          Elizabeth (Liz) Smith     Eric Denu
   2009          Marguerite (Maggie) Quinn     Elizabeth (Liz) Smith
   2008          Thomas Plumb           David Clark
   2007          Fletcher “Buster” Brush     Peter Hubbard
   2006          ____________            Tom Plumb
   2005          ____________            H. Ronald Cline
   2004          ____________            Lewis Burridge and
​                                                          H. Ronald Cline
   2003         David Clark             Samuel Trudel
                       
 
            The Richard Hubbard Club Service Award was established in 2003 by then club president Sam Trudel.  Our Rotary Club has always done a good job of recognizing outstanding citizens through our Stephen Freeman Award and Community Service Award, but Sam felt that an award that honored a Rotarian for their dedication and service was overdue.
 
            The award is determined solely by the club president and is awarded at changeover to the Middlebury Rotarian who, in the president’s opinion, has made a remarkable contribution to the ideals of Rotary.
 
            The award marks Dick Hubbard’s 40 years of perfect attendance and honored Dick for his life-long service to the Middlebury community.  Dick was a modest man by nature and in the true spirit of “Service Above Self,” he often worked quietly behind the scenes to make a difference.  He was most proud of having saved Porter Hospital from closure years ago by single-handedly orchestrating an effort in the community to raise $50,000 to pay an outstanding debt.  His work on behalf of the community extended to Middlebury College, Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, and many other civic activities throughout his life.
 
            We make this award in memory of and in inspiration of Dick’s remarkable Rotary service.