The 2019 Rotary International Avenues of Service Citation was presented to Virginia Henderson on Wednesday, Feb. 6, for her dedicated service to Rotary in all five avenues of service.

One member is annually nominated by the Rotary Club of Madison to receive the Rotary International Avenues of Service Citation. Recipients are selected for their volunteer efforts carried out within all five avenues of service which are club, community, international, vocational and youth.

“Virginia Henderson has been a staunch supporter of our Rotary Club of Madison for so many years,” Rotary Club of Madison President Jason Beren tells Madison365. “She has contributed her time, talent and energy to helping make our community a better place through her service to Rotary. We are proud of her service to Rotary and to our community, and this award was our way of saying thank you to Virginia.”

Henderson joined Rotary in 1995 and was a school psychologist with the Madison Metropolitan School District, retiring in 1997. She was also a founding member of the Foundation for Madison Schools.

Henderson has volunteered in the five avenues of service through her involvement in Button Box, Goodman Rotary 50+ Advisory, Scholarship and Hospitality Committees as well as participating in the District’s Literacy Committee.

Virginia and Perry Henderson at a Rotary Club Luncheon

Henderson and her husband, Perry Henderson, have been strong supporters of the Polio Eradication effort over the years, and Virginia Henderson was very active with other district activities during the year that Perry Henderson served as District Governor.