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Rotary Civic Award Goes to Mayor, First Lady

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Winnecke and McClintock received the club's 95th award for "service above self"

Evansville’s mayor and first lady are the recipients of the 95th Rotary Civic Award. WNIN’s John Gibson reports:

Governor Eric Holcomb, speaking through a recorded message at the club’s weekly luncheon, was the first to make it clear that the award was going to Lloyd Winnecke and Carol McClintock:

"As your honor our friends, Lloyd and Carol."

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch told the gathering she tried to come up with three words to describe the couple, saying she could almost use the same for each:

"But for Lloyd is was visionary, bold, collaborative. For Carol, driven, compassionate, and inclusive."

The recipients of the award are always a closely guarded secret, and McClintock thought she was in the know:

"I was shocked. I knew he was getting the award but I really did not think I was."

Mayor Winnecke showed some emotion while thanking the crowd:

"We get up every day to try to make our city a little better. And we do it with help from everyone in this room and people beyond these walls. And I think that's why we've had the success we've had these last ten-and-a-half years."

The award is presented to individuals and groups deemed to practice the Rotary motto “Service above Self.”