(NOTE: Please see the Rotary Citation tab under Resources for information on that award, that every club should attempt to achieve.)
District Club of Excellence
Deliver your completed Club of Excellence criteria to District Awards Chair Barbara Dresser by May 1, 2019. Goal achievement will be based on the honor system (remember the Four-Way Test).
Contact Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.813.0644.
Clubs must achieve this goal:
- Achieve the Presidential Citation
Support and Strengthen Clubs
Clubs must achieve 4 of the following goals:
- At least one member attending RLI for small clubs (50 and under), and two for large clubs (51 and more). It is suggested your club pay for their attendance.
- Attend the district’s Membership Seminar, then implement.
- Conduct a Healthy Club Survey.
- Engage new members by giving each a responsibility, (assigning to a committee only counts if the new member is given a responsibility).
- Participate in a YP event (Young Professionals).
- Provide a structured Orientation program for every new member.
Focus and Increase Humanitarian Service
Clubs must achieve 5 of the following goals:
- Add one new Bequest Society member for small clubs (50 and under),
or two new Bequest Society members for large clubs (51 and more).
- Add one new Paul Harris Society member for small clubs (50 and under),
or two new Paul Harris Society members for large clubs (51 and more).
- Attain 25% of members using Rotary Direct for their Rotary Foundation giving.
- Contribute $25/member to C.A.R.T. or Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust.
- Contribute $50/member to Polio eradication
- Participate in a Peace event (such as attending the Annual Rotary Peace Conference in Chapel Hill, or sponsoring a NewGen Peacebuilders or having a guest speaker focused on Peace).
- Participate in one new “hands-on” project in your local community.
- Participate in a district or global grant.
Enhance Rotary’s Public Image and Awareness
Clubs must achieve 4 of the following goals:
- Invite the top elected officials from your community to a club event.
- Place Rotary signage at all permanent structures built or funded by your club.
- Place signage indicating your Rotary club “meets here”.
- Promote members wearing their Rotary pins at both Rotary events and in the community. TWYRP!
- Provide your members with a Rotary logo/your Rotary club apparel such as a Polos/Golf, Button-down or “Rotarians at Work” Tee Shirt.
- Wear your “Rotarians at Work” tee shirts at a “hands-on” event in the community.
District Service Awards
These five awards align with the Five Avenues of Service from Rotary International. Please see the Avenues of Service tab.
Clubs must apply for all Service Awards by May 1, 2019. These awards are to recognize projects started and completed from July 1, 2018 through May 1, 2019. An award will be presented to a small club, (50 and fewer members as of July 1, 2018), and a large club (51 or more members as of July 1, 2018).
Club Service Award
Club service focuses on strengthening membership and ensuring the effective functioning of the club. This includes attendance at meetings and district events, programs, fellowship/social activities, public image, attracting and engaging, member recognition, concern for Rotarian’s families, and Rotary training.
In addition to your club’s website, it is increasingly desirable for each club to have a Facebook Fan Page (not a group page) to alert the public of activities within the clubs and also to attract new Rotarians. To be considered, submit a summary of your club bulletins or electronic newsletters (minimum of 4 from the year), webpage address, and Facebook page address to the District Awards Committee.
Community Service Award
Rotary’s purpose is to serve others through efforts to improve the community, to promote high ethical standards and to promote understanding and goodwill. Projects benefit youth, the disabled, and the elderly and meet a broad range of other civic, social, cultural, and environmental needs. Each club should study its community, identify its problems and needs, and work to solve them. To be considered, submit a summary of your Community Service Projects to the District Awards Committee.
International Service Award
The Advancement of International Understanding, Goodwill and Peace through a world of fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service is the goal of International Service. Projects improve lives and meet human needs, and thus promote international understanding and goodwill by means of materials, technical and professional assistance. To be considered, submit a summary of your International Service Projects to the District Awards Committee.
Vocational Service Award
Rotary’s purpose is to serve others through their vocation, to promote high ethical standards and to promote understanding and goodwill. Each club should study the vocations represented in their communities, identify the problems and needs and work to solve them. To be considered, submit a summary of your Vocational Service Projects to the District Awards Committee.
Youth Service Award
Youth Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, involvement in community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding. To be considered, submit a summary of your Youth Service Projects to the District Awards Committee.
Distinguished Rotarian Award