Rotary Club of Shreveport honors Robert Smith with Rotarian of the Year award

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Immediate Past President Joe Littlejohn presented the Rotarian of the Year Award to Robert Smith.

Robert joined our club in 2017 and very quickly became a Paul Harris Fellow. He is the former co-chair of the Red Badge Committee and led the Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving food delivery project during his first year. During the last Rotary year he chaired a committee called Community Action Committee where some ad hoc activities could be placed under a leadership umbrella. He actively planned the ticket sales for the Polio World Day dinner at Ernest’s Restaurant and visited every local club to sell tickets. He will be promoting this event again this year.

Robert is the co-owner and CEO of Preferred Care at Home of Northwest Louisiana.

This award was initiated by then club president Larry Evensky during the 2012-2013 Rotary year to recognize a non-Board member who was very helpful to the president in fulfilling that year’s goals. The award is named in memory of a beloved club president who was instrumental in developing membership and in raising funds for The Rotary Foundation. Al Kessler always let Rotarians know they were appreciated with his “thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Rotary Club of Shreveport is a member of Rotary International, an association of Rotary clubs throughout the world. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, work to eradicate polio worldwide, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.