Rotary International awards a Service Above Self award as its highest honor for Rotarians worldwide. The award recognizes
individuals who have rendered exemplary humanitarian service with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts. The Essex Rotary Club mirrors those
criteria when selecting individuals on a yearly basis to be honored by our club.
Phil and Louise Kolvoord have volunteered and supported a myriad of agencies and causes in our Essex and Vermont community for over 50 years.
The Essex Rotary Club believes that their lives exemplify the humanitarian and educational objectives of the Foundation and presented them with
a Service Above Self award.