Congratulations to Louise Barden for being recognized as this year’s recipient of the DeKalb Rotary Council’s William M. Mulkey “Show Rotary Cares” award. The award was announced by Past Assistant Governor Suzanne Sykes on behalf of our own PDG Bill Mulkey who was not able to be in attendance.
For the past 20 years, the "Show Rotary Cares" Award has been earned by a Rotarian from each Rotary club in DeKalb County for their exemplification of Rotary service, dedication, and commitment. The RI President’s Theme originated in 1997 when Glenn W. Kinross of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, served as RI President and Bill Mulkey served as Rotary District 6900 Governor.
To qualify, a Rotarian must demonstrate commitment and action in all “Avenues of Service.” This award is given in honor of PDG Bill Mulkey for his many years of leadership and service to the DeKalb Rotary Council and Rotary International District 6900.
Louise has led the GRSP Leadership Weekend and our international grants through The Rotary Foundation for several years, and done ever so much more in the spirit of Rotary. She certainly deserves this award and our club’s appreciation for her extraordinary example of "Show Rotary Cares." The entire theme is "Show Rotary Cares ..... for your community, for our world, and for its people."