Rotary Club honors Gallagher for service at Trinity Free Clinic


By Aditi Kumar

The Rotary Club of Carmel, presenting sponsor and organizer of CarmelFest, has named Ann Gallagher as the 2019 Rotary Outstanding Service Award recipient.

Gallagher works for the Carmel Police Dept. and was nominated because of her leadership of the Child Seat Program through the Trinity Free Clinic.

“Our Rotary Club obtained a grant of $10,000 to provide child safety seats for underprivileged youth. (Gallagher) gave her own time off, her own days off to run this program,” said Jon Walker, Rotary Club of Carmel president.

The ROSA award is given to a non-Rotarian for exceptional community service. ROSA nominees must be Carmel residents, serve in Carmel or Clay Township, exemplify “service above self” and meet the Rotary four-way test:  Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

The Rotary Club of Carmel also will announce its Rotarian of the Year honoree June 27 at the annual banquet.

The Rotarian of the Year and the ROSA winners will ride on the Rotary float during the July 4 Centier Bank CarmelFest Parade. Students who participated in the Rotary Club’s Youth Exchange program also will ride on the float.

Rotary Club meets at 11:30 a.m. every Friday at the Woodland Country Club. For more, visit