The Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise recently presented its Unsung Hero Award for fourth quarter 2015 to Rose Kraemer (aka, Rosetta Stone). Rose is recognized for her service to the Marco Island community and placing “service above self,” consistent with Rotary’s aspirations.
Rose has devoted significant hours of service in support of Meals of Hope. As a professional entertainer, Rose and her husband Tom donated countless hours providing free musical entertainment at Marco’s Meals of Hope After Five events.
Islanders and visitors alike have enjoyed Rose’s vocals at venues throughout Southwest Florida for years. Those attending Happy Hours for Hope look forward to Rose as an inspirational part of each event. In the words of Bill “Captain Hope” Morris, “Rose does more than sing. Her smile and relationship with our supporters makes every After Five special.”
As the Sunrise Rotary’s Unsung Hero, Rose was awarded a plaque commemorating the recognition. The club will also donate $100 to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a charity chosen by Rose, and 20 polio vaccines will be contributed in her name as part of Rotary International’s effort to eradicate polio.
The Unsung Hero award recognizes a member of the Marco Island community who unselfishly helps others and who has not generally been recognized for such service. The recipient is not a member of Rotary, but either works, lives or provides service on Marco Island. The Rotary Club is now accepting nominations for the 2016 first quarter Unsung Hero.
Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise awards its Unsung Hero on a quarterly basis. Nomination forms may be obtained from Sunrise Rotary at www.marcosunriserotary.com or from William G. Morris, chairman, 247 North Collier Blvd., Suite 202, Marco Island or firstname.lastname@example.org.