Richard Heinsohn Memorial Award – Outstanding First Year Rotarian

Within a day of Hack Neal’s death, Richard Heinsohn, manager of the SCE&G Branch in Summerville, stopped on I-26 to change a flat tire for a woman and was struck by a passing truck and killed.  Richard had been a member of the Rotary Club of Summerville for a relatively short time.  However, he had already proved himself to be a dedicated, energetic and responsive Rotarian.  If there was a project or a job to be done, he was ready to do his share and more.  Following Richard’s death, our Club decided that we should have a Richard Heinsohn Award to be given to one of the newer members of the Club who would best exemplify the ideals and goals of Rotary.  Normally, this award is given to a Summerville Rotarian with less than two year’s service in the Club.  The first person to receive the Outstanding First Year Rotarian award was Joseph S. Gasque in 1982.

The following individuals have been awarded the Richard Heinsohn Memorial Award for Outstanding First Year Rotarian:

2014 – 2015 – Herman Dixon

2013 – 2014 – Joni Byars

2012 – 2013 – Not Awarded

2011 – 2012 – Bill Summers

2010 – 2011 – Brad Mallet

2009 – 2010 – PJ Johnson

2008 – 2009 – Skip Williams

2007 – 2008 – Lili Gresham

2006 – 2007 – Angela Vest

2005 – 2006 – Dennis Pieper

2004 – 2005 – Bruce Owens

2003 – 2004 – Barbara Toth

2002 – 2003 – Mark Williams

2001 – 2002 – Taylor Clarkson

2000 – 2001 – Cary Eaton

1999 – 2000 – Gracy Jones

1998 – 1999 – Herman McNeil