RUTLAND—One of Rotary’s mottos is “Service Above Self.” To honor outgoing Rutland City Police Chief James Baker, Rutland South Rotary Club bestowed the “Service Above Self” Award during its Dec. 11 weekly meeting. This special award acknowledges Chief Baker’s dedication, hard work, commitment, and tireless efforts to help change the culture of the Rutland City Police Department and how people think and feel about the Rutland community. Along with the award was a $1,000 donation from Rutland South Rotary Club in Chief Baker’s name to be used for scholarships enabling children to attend summer camps who might not have
the means to do so.
Pictured (l-r): Larry Jensen, chair, Rutland City Police Commission; Larry Bayle, executive director, Boys & Girls Club Rutland County; Rutland City Police Chief James Baker, ; Korrine Rodrigue, Community Impact Director, United Way of Rutland County; David Correll, president, Rutland South Rotary Club; Scott Tucker, executive director, Project VISION; and Mayor Chris Louras, Rutland City.