The John Long Memorial Vocational Service Award

Each year the Rotary Club of Greenfield selects an individual from our community to receive the club's Vocational Service Award. Honorees are chosen who consistently go above and beyond the realm of their vocation/occupational duties. Vocational Service is an important area of service within Rotary International. This is one means we use to highlight the value of serving humanity through one's career. John Long was a 58-year member of the Rotary Club of Greenfield and chaired this committee for a number of years. Today, this award is named in his memory. [see criteria below after honoree listing]

Congratulations to our 2021 Honoree 
Chaplain Russel Jarvis!


The Rotary Club of Greenfield John Long Memorial Vocational Service Award is presented to Chaplain Russel Jarvis in appreciation of his years of selfless dedication and untiring efforts on behalf of countless patients and their families.

Chaplain Russel Jarvis has spent the past 18 years serving as the Chaplain at Hancock Regional Hospital. Daily he helps patients and family members deal with pain, heartache and loss. At times, he is able to share in their joy and victories. Chaplain Jarvis is there to assist them in body, mind and soul. And if a patient or family would like a particular minister, pastor, priest or rabbi present, he graciously arranges for that to take place.

Chaplain Jarvis is the Secretary of the Greater Greenfield Ministerial Association which serves all of Hancock County. He is, or has been a Board Member of the following organizations: Caring Community Partners, Hancock County Food Pantry, Love, Inc, and The Landing.

In Addition, he is a member of “CISM”---The Critical Incident and Stress Management Team which is a Hancock Regional Hospital Healthy 365 Initiative and provides emotional first aid to members of the Police Department, Sheriff Department, EMT Service, Fire Department, health care workers and local schools who experience trauma situations first hand.

In his spare time, he loves soccer and is a season ticket holder for the Indy 11.


Russel is a great example of "Service Above Self."


Rotary Club of Greenfield

Vocational Service Award Honorees

2021 Russel Jarvis
2020 Bridget Foy 2019 Linda Ostewig 2018 Pam Johnson
2017  C. Ronald Anderson 2016 (Fall) Denise Arland 2016 (Spring)  Jill Ebbert
2015  Josh Sipes 2014  John Long 2013  Judy Swift
2012  Larry McBride 2011  Judge Rick Culver 2010  Mac McCleerey
2009  Don Ogle 2008  Marilyn Levering 2007  Brandee Bastin
2006  Unknown 2005  Clark Ketchum 2004  JB Stephens
2003  Dr. Ted Gabrielsen 2002  Derek Towle 2001  Dorothy Gunn
2000  Otis "Buddy" Busby 1999  Sharon Holland 1998  Rev. David Woods

PURPOSE: To honor an individual for meritorious conduct or service in her/his professional/vocational occupation. The service can be to individuals, to the community at large, to other organizations, or to a combination of all three groups.

ELIGIBILITY: The nominee must be connected to Hancock County through residence, business, or area of service. Rotarians and their immediate families are excluded from consideration.

NOMINATIONS: Any Rotarian may nominate an individual. Nominations are accepted beginning in July prior to the award announcement in October. Please contact Kevin Horrigan or Jody Thomson with any questions. Click HERE for Nomination form.

AWARD: An engraved plaque is presented to the recipient at a regularly scheduled October Rotary meeting.

NOTE: Previously, this award was presented in May or June towards the end of the Rotary calendar year.  As of the Fall of 2016, the award is presented in October as part of Rotary International's Vocational Service Recognition Month.

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