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Holladay Rotary Club honors service award winner Joni Dahle

Mar 20, 2019 02:17PM ● By Lindsey Baxter

Cindy Beebe (President-elect of Holladay Rotary), then Joni Dahle and Mayor Rob Dahle (Holladay Mayor). (Courtesy of Lisa Carter)

By Lindsey Baxter | [email protected]

The Holladay Rotary Club was founded in 1960. There are 33,000 rotary clubs around the world comprising 1.2 million men and women who devote their time and talents to serve their communities and the world. 

Rotary was started in 1905 by Paul Harris, an attorney in Chicago who started a club of professionals who could exchange ideas, form meaningful friendships and give back to their community. Little did he know it would grow to be a worldwide community in 200 countries.

The Paul Harris Fellow award is given to anyone who contributes $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation. Normally those are rotary members, who usually contribute $100 every year, and then after 10 years receive their Paul Harris Fellow award. However, clubs can contribute the funds all at once if they wish to give the award to outstanding citizens in their community who show commitment to their motto, “Service Above Self.” “The Holladay Rotary Club already has given the award to member and the mayor of Holladay, Rob Dahle. We wanted to also honor Joni Dahle for her outstanding service to the community of Holladay and beyond,” said Lisa Coffin, Holladay rotary service project chair.

If anyone is interested in membership in the Holladay Rotary Club, they meet once a month at the Cottonwood Club for a lunch and an engaging speaker. Each month they also do community service. Some of the service projects include tree planting, providing and serving meals at the Youth Shelter, volunteering at the Utah Food Bank and Midvale free clinic, and making sandwiches for the St. Vincent de Paul homeless shelter.  

The Holladay Rotary Club are committed to eradicating polio from the earth through rotary and the Bill and Melissa Gates Foundation, through contributions and spreading awareness that their goal may be reached within the next three years: a polio-free world.

If you would like information on how to get involved with the Holladay Rotary Club, please visit for more information.