2017 Outstanding Hayward Rotarian
Paul "The Godfather" Martin
The Richard W. Bowman Outstanding Hayward Rotarian Award is given annually to the Hayward Rotary Club member who best exemplifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self”, and whose contributions in the five Avenues of Service distinguish them among their peers. It is the highest honor Hayward Rotary Club bestows.
 
In 2017, the honoree was Paul "The Godfather" Martin.Other past honorees who are current members are: Charley Plummer, John Hunter, Ed Martins, Don Mai, Ed Avelar, Dick Bowman, Ken Meirovitz, George Pacheco, Bob Scheppler, Mona Diamantine, Bob Sakai, Brian Schott, Ed Mullins, and Larry Ratto.
 
Prospective honorees are nominated by fellow Rotary Club members, and the winner is selected by a Committee comprised of the past five honorees. The 2018 OHR Committee members are Paul Martin, Larry Ratto, Brian Schott, Bob Sakai, and Ed Mullins. Current Hayward Rotary Club members are encouraged to nominate a fellow Club member for this prestigious award.