Nominations sought for Rotary Excellence in Workplace award

MERRIMACK – The Rotary Club of Merrimack seeks people who live or work in Merrimack and have displayed outstanding performance in their jobs.

If you know such a person, the Merrimack Rotary would like to hear from you, and be able to recognize your nominee at the annual Excellence in the Workplace meeting.

This is not a competition; therefore, all nominees who attend will be honored.

"One of the tenets of Rotary is to know that all occupations have value and should be recognized as such," said Chris Christensen, program chairman.

"Have you ever said, ‘I go to (this business) because "Sharon" is always professional and takes care of everything I need,’ or, ‘I really wasn’t sure how to solve this, but "Harry" understood the problem and had a perfect solution.

"In the past, we have recognized store clerks and managers, bookkeepers, landscapers, secretaries and nurses. It’s a long and varied list. Who do you know? Somebody who works for you, or a co-worker? Maybe it’s the guy who takes care of your car or fixes your refrigerator.

"If they do a great job, they should be honored as part of Rotary’s Excellence in the Workplace."

To view a video or article on previous recipients of Excellence in the Workplace, visit

The Rotary Club of Merrimack will recognize nominees at a breakfast event on Thursday, April 21, at the John O’Leary Adult Community Center. The program and breakfast will start at 7:15 a.m. and conclude at 8:30 a.m.

To nominate somebody, email Christensen at or Joyce Jobin at You can also call or fax Chris at 424-2542. Include your contact information and that of your nominee, if known.

"Sometimes, all we start with is a store and a name on a badge. That’s OK," Christensen said. "Please tell us why your nominee deserves public recognition."

The nomination deadline is Wednesday, March 23.

The cost of the event is $30, which includes two hot buffet breakfasts catered by the Stocked Fridge. Additional guests are $15 each.

To RSVP for a breakfast meeting or for information about membership, contact Christensen at 424-2542 or, or visit