GENEVA ROTARY CLUB HONORS ROBERT ‘BOB’ SCHICK FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE TO GENEVA, FINGER LAKES

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Geneva Rotary Club

The Geneva Rotary Club is proud to honor Robert “Bob” Schick with this year’s Springstead Award in commemoration of his exemplary community service to Geneva and the Finger Lakes.

Club President Mary Lawthers announced that Schick will receive the distinguished honor at the Geneva Rotary Service Above Self Gala on Thursday, April 30, at Club 86. Schick came to Lyons National Bank in 1992 from Buffalo and is currently the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank and the Holding Company of both Boards of Directors.

The Geneva Rotary Club established the Springstead Award nine years ago. The award is named for the late Ralph Springstead, who was a long-time Geneva banker and a member of Geneva Rotary. Springstead supported community service in a quiet and sometimes anonymous way. Past recipients of the award are the late Carl Fribolin, the Rev. James Gerling, the late Rosa Blue, David and Brenda Rickey, Mark and Mary Gearan, Judge Walter Gage, Nozomi Williams, James DeVaney and John Hicks.

The Service Above Self gala is a celebration of community service in Geneva and features the presentation of the Springstead Award as well as a dinner, other awards and a “cash call.” The Co-Chairs of this year’s event are Margaret Wiant and Shad Cook.

The 2019 event raised $36,770 that the local Rotary club contributed to Geneva projects and programs, including $12,000 to the Geneva City School District Backpack Program for food for needy children on weekends.

For a reservation for the dinner, contact the committee at dinner@genevarotaryclub.org. The ticket price is $75. Tickets also can be purchased online at eventbrite.com at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/service-above-self-dinner-tickets-32122071982?aff=es2 

Corporate and Business sponsorships are also available and interested persons should also contact the committee at dinner@genevarotaryclub.org. Information on the dinner also is available on the Geneva Rotary Club Facebook page and the club website at genevarotaryclub.org.