Ortiz recognized for service above self

Published 12:34 pm Friday, March 23, 2012

Rotary Club of Tryon President Gorden Threlfall (left) with Frank Ortiz. The motto of Rotary is “Service Above Self,” and each year Rotary International conducts a competition to select a Rotarian whose service best exemplifies the Rotary motto. This year the Rotary Club of Tryon nominated Frank Ortiz for the award. Ortiz was selected as the nominee for Rotary District 7670, which comprises all the Rotary Clubs of Western North Carolina, and he was selected as well at Rotary Zone 33, which has more than 38,000 Rotarians. At a recent club meeting, Threlfall congratulated Ortiz on his success in the competition. Threlfall also noted Ortiz’ numerous contributions to the club, including his many years as chair of the annual ShrimpFest, which raises funds for youth projects, his participation in Reading Is Fundamental, and his volunteerism throughout the community. (photo submitted by Bill Hillhouse)