The Victor-Farmington Rotary Club will continue its annual tradition of honoring law enforcement officers who provide police services to the residents of Victor and Farmington at a recognition dinner on May 15.
This will be the third consecutive year the club has honored one deputy and one trooper for outstanding service to the community.
The officers will receive the club’s Service Above Self Award and will be made members of the Paul Harris Society. Membership in the Paul Harris Society means the club designates $1,000 in each officer’s name for the Rotary Foundation. The donations are used to help fund service projects worldwide.
This year’s dinner falls on national police memorial day. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy started the tradition of marking May 15 as a day of national remembrance for sacrifices made by law enforcement officers throughout the country.
Victor-Farmington Rotary annually dedicates its first two meetings in May to programs provided by the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police. The club hosts a public recognition of the service performed by the agencies during national police week, the week of May 15.
Last year, the club honored Chris Baldwin from the State Police and Zdenek Chumacero from the Sheriff’s Office. Phil Povero received an award for his career of service as sheriff.
Tickets cost $25. The dinner will be held at Finn’s Tap Room and Party House, 14 Railroad St., Victor. Email kparkhur@gmail.com or rochdave7873@frontier.com for information.