Mike Hockley Selected as Winner of OP Rotary's Highest Honor, The Ben Craig Distinguished Service Award
At our club’s Annual Awards Banquet on June 20, Mike Hockley was awarded the Club’s highest honor, the Ben Craig Distinguished Service Award.
Selection Committee Chairman Jim Hix said, “The committee was ecstatic to select Mike because he met and exceeded all of the criteria the committee uses in its selection process.” The criteria used to select a recipient are:
- The Rotarian must have distinguished himself/herself by fully representing the principles of Rotary.
- The Rotarian’s contributions to the club are considered.
- The Rotarian’s contributions to the community are considered.
- The Rotarian’s professional and business accomplishments are considered.
Mike’s background demonstrates how he has excelled in all of these areas. Mike has been a Trustee of our club’s foundation and served as President of the foundation for three years. He has also served on the YLI Committee.
For many years Mike served in multiple leadership positions with the United Way, including Chair of the United Way of Greater Kansas City. He is currently President of the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College Foundation. His community work was recently recognized on a metropolitan wide basis when he received the prestigious United Way Adele Hall Spirit of Caring Award. He is also an Elder of his church and has served as President of his church’s board.
Mike is an attorney and partner with Spencer Fane Britt & Browne, LLP where he has served in numerous management positions including being a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. His list of awards and recognition as an attorney is long and impressive.
Our club is fortunate to have a member who epitomizes the principles of Rotary in their community, professional, and personal life! Congratulations, Mike!
A hearty congratulations is also in order for other awards presented at the banquet:
Major Donor Awards (RI donations) - Ben Craig, Greg Musil, Melynn Sight
Rising Star Award - James Wright
Quiet Rotarian - Dean Dyer
Star Recruiter - Bill Byrd
Paul Harris Fellows:
Bush Lane, David Miller, Trish Reedy, Doug Young,Mike Tracy, Marshaun Butler, and Cricket Martin (YLI Intern)