Scherping Recognized as Rotarian of the Year

Each year the Rotary Club of Tryon recognizes a member as the Rotarian of the Year for his/her dedication to the Club and the Rotary Motto – Service Above Self. The Rotary Club of Tryon’s 2020 Rotarian of the Year is Dave Scherping.

Most people know Dave for his work with Polk County Schools, but during the Award ceremony Rotarian Fred Hartley mentioned that Dave is involved in many other community organizations. Dave has served as a Board Member and President of Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry. Working with his wife Carlann, they sponsor the annual Shepherd’s Feast Christmas Meal. Dave is a founding member PANGAEA, the non-profit, fiber networking company based in Tryon.

Rotary President Skip Taylor, Rotarian of the year Dave Scherping, Rotarian Fred Hartley

To help support the work of Rotary, Dave provides technical support to both the Rotary Club of Tryon and to the Rotary District by serving on the District Communications Committee.

The Rotary Club of Tyon is proud to recognize the work Dave does for the Club and for the community. He has demonstrated his commitment to Service Above Self and will represent the Club well as our Rotarian of the Year.

The Rotary Club of Tryon meets each Thursday. If you are interested in joining the Club, please contact President Skip Taylor at: 828-200-9259 or