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The world stopped. They didn’t

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These 10 workers put service above self
when it counted most

As told to Frank Bures, Vanessa Glavinskas, Geoffrey Johnson, and Diana Schoberg in April and May 2020

  • Giovanni Cappa

    Emergency room physician

    Rotaract Club of Pavia, Italy

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  • Ryan Blancke

    Public works official

    Rotary Club of York, South Carolina

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  • Victoria Vergara Wocasek

    Respiratory therapist

    Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park, Washington

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  • Aruna Tantia

    Obstetrician/ gynecologist

    Rotary Club of Salt Lake Metropolitan Kolkata, India

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  • Laura Jennings

    Senior services director

    Rotary Club of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

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  • Bill Booker

    Funeral director

    Rotary Club of Little Rock, Arkansas

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  • Michael Rhind

    Cruise ship officer

    Rotary Club of Forres, Scotland

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  • Jan Goetz

    Hospice nurse

    Rotary Club of Albemarle, North Carolina

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  • Reneé Richardson-Wendee

    Assisted living facility administrator

    Rotary Club of Oceanside, California

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  • Giancarlo Grassi

    Homeless outreach executive

    Rotary Club of Palermo Teatro del Sole, Italy

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