Theresa Standage accepts the ‘You Make a Difference’ Award
It came as a complete surprise when the Rotary Club of D'Hanis/Hondo presented Theresa Standage, RN, Wesley Nurse at Hondo United Methodist Church, with the ‘You Make a Difference’ Award at their October 11th meeting. "The recognition itself was greatly appreciated, however when I discovered the Rotarian motto is 'commitment to service above self' this recognition captured a special place in my heart," explains Theresa.
Community members are nominated for their practice of ethical standards in their profession, and for conducting meaningful community service projects. Additionally, to receive this recognition you must pass the Rotary's Four-Way Test established as a moral code for personal and business relationships:
- Is it the truth?
- Is it fair to all concerned?
- Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
- Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Theresa continues, "It was a huge honor to receive the award, especially since it was given to me by the community I serve. I tell everyone that this is not just my award. I share it with MHM for creating this position, I share it with all Wesley Nurses because their service to their respective communities continues to inspire me, and with my congregation and community who support me as a Wesley Nurse. I will always thank God for putting me where I can best serve."