District Treasure Award 2021 - PDG Rich Berryman

Intro Remarks From IPDG Steve Puderbaugh:

“In 2006, District 7870 initiated a special honor for extraordinary Rotarians in our District called the Rotary Treasure Award.
The rst recipient was Al Kerr who exemplified every aspect of Rotary; be it attendance, Foundation support, attracting new members, new club creation and attending District and Rotary International Conventions as well as demonstrating solid participation in community and international humanitarian projects.
The recipients of this award are definitely a Rotary Treasure!

Each year District Clubs nominate candidates for the Award with selection being made by a committee appointed by the District Governor.
The successful candidate needs to emulate and has shown Al Kerr’s level of involvement and dedication to the ideals of Rotary and his focus on ‘Service Above Self.’

This year I am honored to give this award to an individual who has exemplified the ideals of this award.

A quick overview of how this year’s recipient has served Rotary and our district include:
  • Rotarian since 1976 Many leadership positions in the Concord Rotary Club
  • Past President Concord Rotary 1988-89
  • Current President of Capital City Sunrise Rotary District Governor 2014-15
  • Current Chair of District Grant Committee
  • Past-President of District Executive Council
  • Chair of District Golf tournament Committee past 5 years
  • Dental Mission with Amigos de Honduras 2009
  • Dental Missions to Holy Spirit Clinic, Maggotty, Jamaica 2015,2018,2019, 2020
  • Initiator of a Global Grant of Dental/Medical Equipment ($90,000)and supplies to Holy Spirit Clinic, Maggotty, Jamaica
  • Several years as the local chair for the Rotary Leadership Institute
  • An avid supporter of the Rotary Foundation
Without further ado, join me in honoring this year’s recipient of the District 7870 Rotary Treasure Award: Dr. Rich Berryman”