PDG SCOTT LECKMAN HONORED WITH THE REGIONAL AWARD FOR A POLIO-FREE WORLD
Scott Leckman, a renowned general surgeon in private practice in Salt Lake City; a Past District Governor (RY2018-19) and the district’s Rotarian of the Year in RY2010-11, received another important recognition from DG John Hanrahan as part of a Zoom meeting with Utah Rotarians from around the district.
During the first ever, virtual District Conference on Friday, May 15, Dr. Scott was recognized with the Regional Award for a Polio-Free World. This special award is given by the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International for significant active personal support of Rotary’s greatest “service above self” project, the final and forever eradication of polio.
Currently serving as chair of the District Foundation, Dr. Scott held the position of District PolioPlus Chairman from 2008-2017, even sharing his passion for eradicating polio by inviting friends and fellow Rotarians to travel to India where they, too, became impassioned while immunizing children against this life-threatening crippling disease. In 2015, he was awarded The Rotary Foundation Certificate of Excellence, in recognition of his valuable service to the cause of polio eradication.
He has also received many accolades in recognition of his impressive medical career, he was awarded the Utah Medical Association Community Service Award in 1994 and again in 2004. The father of two sons is also a recipient of the Gandhi Peace Award. In 2005, he received the Utah Minuteman Award from the Utah National Guard for service to his community and was named 2005 Utah Doctor of the Year.
In addition to countless other awards and recognition, PDG Scott is a past President of the Utah Medical Association. In 2008, Utah Business Magazine honored him as a “Healthcare Hero”. The University of Utah, School of Medicine Alumni Association named him their 2016 Distinguished
CONGRATULATIONS, Scott Leckman. You are an amazing example of Rotary in your club, the district and the world.