Hearing is Vineland Rotary Vocational Service Award Winner

Vocational Service Award recipient Harry Hearing, left, receives a plaque recognizing the distinction from Rotarian Charlie Loyle.

Vineland, NJ – The Vineland Rotary Club named Harry E. Hearing, CPA, the newest recipient of the club’s Vocational Service Award at a recent program led by Vocational Service Award chair, Shirley Burke. The award was instituted in 1985 by Charlie Loyle, a Rotary past president. The Vocational Service Award annually recognizes a citizen (non-Rotarian) in the Vineland area who has shown exceptional dedication to his or her profession or vocation.

Mr. Hearing, who has been a partner of Romano, Hearing, Testa and Knorr, Certified Public Accountants, since 1976, was nominated by Rotary member, Dave Hanrahan. Harry has been active in Vineland community activities for more than 40 years, giving generously of his time and expertise. Mr. Hearings current and past community involvement includes Inspira Health Network (past Treasurer and currently a Trustee), the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA, Main Street Vineland/Downtown Improvement District, Tiny Tim, Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce, Vineland Exchange Club, and the Greyhound Rescue Program. He has also been a devoted member of Hospice for 25 years and has served as president.

In addition, Mr. Hearing was one of the original 27 Organizers of Capital Bank of New Jersey, and he has served as a Director of the bank since 2009 and as Chairman of its Audit Committee for years.

His prior honors include being named by The Grapevine Newspaper as one of its initial Hometown Heroes, and being selected by the Exchange Club as the Outstanding Exchangite of the State of New Jersey. Mr. Hearing is committed to the City of Vineland and surrounding communities despite a busy accounting practice.

The Vocational Service Award was created to:
1. Recognize vocational service as one of Rotary’s five avenues of service and promote it each year during Rotary International’s “Vocational Service Month.”
2. Recognize the outstanding vocational service performance of an individual by making that person a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow (a $1,000 contribution in the recipient’s name is made by the Club to the Rotary Foundation) and by awarding the recipient a plaque honoring his/her selection.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.

The Rotary Club of Vineland has more than 80 members and meets on Tuesdays, at 12:10 PM at the Vineland Ramada Inn. For more information, visit www.vinelandrotary.com or e-mail the club at info@vinelandrotary.com