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RY 2018/2019 Rotary District 7610 and RI Recognition Awards


Honor and thank those that serve and achieve

By making our good works known to the public, we acknowledge and demonstrate that Rotarians are People in Action. It defines who and what Rotary is in our communities while inviting and inspiring others to join our efforts. Further, awards recognition is a collective celebration, a " Rotary thank you," to all those that made these good works possible. So, we encourage your club to participate in our annual celebration to say to you, "Well, done."

Please review all categories of District - and - RI awards throughout this entire session. There are varying deadlines, some as early as September 2018.

  1. If you have any questions about the awards or what/how service projects apply, please contact Pat Borowski at paborowski@cox.net 703-587-5161.
  2. Submissions will be reviewed and judged by the 2019 District Leadership Awards Committee, comprised of District Leaders who reserve the right to deny an award to any club and/or in any category if all criteria have not been met.
  3. Clubs that apply for awards are expected to have club representatives at the July 2019) District Awards & Installation dinner.
  4. District-Only awards are based upon clubs' submitting completed forms.
  5. We strongly encourage clubs to complete their goals and service projects details in MyRotary/ClubCentral. This is a requirement of clubs that wish to apply for RI and Zone awards.
  6. Click Here to access The HOW-TO Section for MyRotary, Club Central and Showcase (pdf).
  7. Also, once in MyRotary/Club Central please look under new tab: RESOURCES for a step-by-step process for data entry: https://rcc.rotary.org/#/resources
  8. Click here to download - Successful Club Recognition Program and Process (doc)
    Also click here to download club's example of RESOURCE - WP Organization chart 2018-19 (doc)

RY 2018/2019 ROTARY DISTRICT 7610 Recognition & Awards


1. ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD CRITERIA - Submission by March 6, 2019.


The nominated individual Rotarians (as opposed to pairs or groups) must have been a Rotarian for five or more years, must meet or exceed all the requirements, and may not have been selected previously as this District's Rotarian of the Year. The District Awards Committee reserves the right to deny an award if the nominations do not meet all the required criteria. Late submissions will not be accepted. The presentation of this award will take place at the District Conference.

Submit via e-mail only to Pat Borowski, Awards Chair paborowski@cox.net 703-587-5161 The District Awards Chair will present all applications received to the District Awards Committee.

Click here to download the Rotary District 7610 Rotarian of the Year Award application

2. District 7610 CITIZENS OF THE YEAR - Submissions by June 15, 2019.


This award recognizes a non-Rotarian who exemplifies Service Above Self. It recognizes an individual (not an organization or group) in this District who, although not a Rotarian has contributed significantly to improving the quality of life in his/her community, whether state, country or world. The nominee submitted should display a broad range of community support in addition to the Rotary club's nomination. Nominee must meet all of the criteria. We encourage each club to annually recognize a member of their community for this honor at the club level and announce the winner to and honor them before the community. Submit nominations by email-only to: Pat Borowski, Awards Chair paborowski@cox.net 703-587-5161

Click here to download Citizen of the Year Award application

DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S CITATION - Submission by June 30, 2019


The District Governor's Citation for RY 2018/2019 recognizes and honors outstanding clubs within the District that meet the listed District and RI priorities. The Citation covers the activities of the club from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Forms must be sent to Area AGs for review and signature and then onto DG with copy to Awards Chair, paborowski@cox.net.

Click here, download the District Governor's Citation Application 2018-2019


RI Zone 33 Public Image Award – Submission by June 30, 2019 – District Deadline


In late-August, Zone 33 issued their revised form and requirements for RY 2018/2019 Zone 33 Public Image Award. This award recognizes Rotary Club’s efforts to project and build upon the branding and recognition of RI, as well as doing the same for their clubs. The awards requirements reflect those wishing to be obtained by RI, Zone 33/34 and the District for this RY.

PLEASE NOTE:

1. Zone 33 issued this form with a July 15, 2019 due date but allows Districts to set their own deadlines. Hence, DG Glenn decided to set District 7610’s Zone 33 PI Award deadline the same as for the DG Citation, i.e. must be submitted by June 30, 2019.

2. The District 7610 Club Service Award for PI form noted that Zone 33 might issue additional and separate requirements to those in the District award.

3. While the ZONE 33 award form can be completed manually, all documentation for the completed objectives must be recorded in MyRotary/ClubCentral/Showcase.

4. The Zone 33 PI award form should be completed manually and sent in by email to:

Alex Wilkins, Zone 33 Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for our District - wilkinsra@gmail.com

Please be sure to also copy paborowski@cox.net on that email as well so both Zone 33 and District 7610 receive your submission.

Click here - http://www.rizones33-34.org/Zone33PICitation2018-19.pdf to download ZONE 33 PI AWARD form.



ROTARY District 7610 CLUB SERVICE AWARDS - Submissions due June 15, 2019


Please use the District forms provided. Be sure to briefly describe each activity to include date of event, number of members and others that participated with the number of hours and financial investment the club and/or members have made. This is the same level of event details required in clubs' submissions for Club Award of Excellence.

Club may earn Extra Credit Points when they go the extra mile. The sum of these Extra Credit Points is totaled separately from the club score for the core award points and will only be used for clubs participating in District Club Award of Excellence when comparing clubs in the same size-class.

Submissions sent via Email-only to: Pat Borowski, Awards Chair paborowski@cox.net (703) 587-5161. Please put District Awards in the subject line of the email. NO late submissions will be accepted. Please put the club service award name in the subject line of the email.

The District encourages clubs that have applied for all of the above Service Awards to also apply for the District Club of Excellence (below) from which clubs of the year are also selected.

The District expects that clubs submitting for these awards will have club representatives in attendance at the July 2019 District Installation and Awards Dinner to receive these recognitions.


Club Service - Successfully serving club fellowship, retention, growth, leadership development, and club administration and continuity planning.

Club Service Award Application RY 2018-2019 (doc)

Community Service - Successfully serving the needs of the families in their community, as well as the charity entities with which they work to do so.

Community Service Award Application RY 2018-2019 (doc)

International Service - Achievements in sponsoring and/or participating in RI Global Grants, fundraising for RI Foundation, Paul Harris Society, Peace-related activities and other worthwhile causes-not the least is the elimination of polio!

International Service Award Application RY 2018-2019 (doc)

NewGen Service - Successfully serving the needs, leadership development and future opportunities of and for the Youth of their communities.

New Generation (Youth Service) Award Application RY 2018-2019 (doc)

Public Information - Successful communications to inform and build brand for their Clubs by showing Rotary, People of Action.

Public Image Award Application RY 2018-2019 (doc)

Vocational Service - Successfully serving the professional development of the youth and adult leaders in their communities.

Vocational Service Award Application RY 2018-2019 (doc)

MEMBERSHIP AWARDS - Clubs and Individuals -

Clubs are encouraged to meet or exceed their membership growth targets by June 15, 2019 and will be awarded at the July 2019 District Awards and Installation Dinner. District Governor and District Membership Chair will make the selections based upon clubs' performance from July 1, 2018 membership numbers to those achieved by June 15, 2019, reflected in their posted membership results in MyRotary/ClubCentral, and as compared to club's submitted membership plans and result meeting or exceeding posted goals.

Awards may be awarded for *Membership Percentage Increase; *Membership Recruitment; *Membership Total Number Increase; *Membership Retention (Small Medium and Large Club); *Membership Development Initiative; *Membership Acquisition; and *Outstanding Area Membership Advisor. Awards may also be made for 2019 District/RI CLUB BUILDERS.


District 7610 CLUBS of EXCELLENCE AWARDS - Submissions due June 15, 2019


  1. The District encourages clubs that have completed and filed for the eight (8) District Club Service awards to also submit their application for Club of Excellence.
  2. There are three categories of awards:
    • One is to recognize clubs' accomplishments overall Excellence.
    • Second is from the afore-listed group, we select District Clubs of the Year, one from each of three classes of clubs based upon membership numbers on 07-01-18.
    • Third choices from among three tops clubs, the District Overall Club of the Year.

This award gives recognition to clubs' special/additional Service Above Self activities. The application is limited to eight (8) pages. Do not include regular board or club meetings as events. Follow instructions.

The 2019 District Leadership Awards Committee reserves the right to deny a club or an award in any category if all criteria have not been met. Recognitions for these awards will be announced and presented at the District Installation and Awards Banquet (July 2019). Submit via Email-only to: Pat Borowski, Awards Chair, paborowski@cox.net (703) 587-5161 - Please put District Awards of Excellence in the subject line of the email. NO late submissions will be accepted.

Click here to download the Club Excellence Application.


Rotary District 7610 RY 2018-2019 Special Rotarian Tenure Recognition Certificate


DUE: Anytime during the year. Recognizes District Rotarians who, over many decades, have actively engaged in their club (which can be across more than one Rotary Club). This recognition expresses our appreciation and honors the Rotarians who have made a commitment to Rotary, their club(s), community and foundation in Service Above Self.

Qualification: Current Rotarians who (on balance) engage in their club's meetings (NOT perfect attendance), are involved in the club's scope of service and community projects and contribute to their club's (if any) and RI Foundations. Since Rotary has always been open to male membership, the qualifying length of service for male Rotarians is 50+ years. Since Rotary opened its membership to women in 1988, the qualifying length of service for female Rotarians is 30+ years. The District asks that Clubs nominate their deserving members by completing and submitting the simple application for their member to be recognized. Once received, the District Leadership will verify the qualifying information in DACdb. Successful nominees will be issued a certificate of recognition and added to the District Honor Roll. Please scan the completed form and return to Pat Borowski District Awards Chair (paborowski@cox.net). Please direct questions by email or leave a message at 703-587-5161.

Click here to download the Special Tenure Award Nomination Form.


Rotary International Recognition & Awards RY 2018/2019


https://my.rotary.org/en/learning-reference/learn-topic/awards

The following awards, created by RI, have different requirements, deadlines and processing instructions. Some deadlines are as early as September 2018.

Please be sure that you consult the RI AWARDS section under MyRotary for further information and instructions on each of these awards. NOTE: RI may make changes during the year to this area, so please continually check the deadlines and forms imposed by RI.

In cases where the Club is required to ask or is asking our District Governor to consider and submit the application, we recommend clubs file their submission to our DG at least three (3) or more weeks ahead of final DG submission date to RI. This gives time for our DG time to give the request due consideration. Please also copy District Awards Chair, Pat Borowski (paborowski@cox.net - 703-587-5161) and direct any questions that you may have to this chair as well.

Recognize a club

1. Rotary citation for Rotary clubs

Who can nominate: club officers
Nomination deadline: June 30, 2019
Award type: Electronic certificate - Assessed by club's completion of Club Dashboard in MyRotary/ClubCentral.

2. Rotary citation for Rotaract clubs

Who can nominate: Rotaract club presidents and advisers
Nomination deadline: August 15, 2019
Award type: electronic certificate, Assessed by club's completion of Club Dashboard in MyRotary/ClubCentral.

3. Rotary citation for Interact clubs

Who can nominate: Interact club advisors, sponsor Rotary club presidents
Nomination deadline: August 15, 2019
Award type: electronic certificate, Assessed by club's completion of Club Dashboard in MyRotary/ClubCentral.

4. Significant Service Award - Recognize a club whose project has addressed a significant need in your community.

Who can nominate: club president
Nomination period: all year
Award type: electronic certificate, Assessed by club's completion of Club Dashboard in MyRotary/ClubCentral.

5. World Interact Week Recognition - Recognizes Interact clubs that celebrate the founding of the first club during World Interact Week, which occurs each year during the week of November 5, 2018 (from Monday to Sunday).

Who can nominate: sponsoring Rotary clubs or district Interact chairs
Nomination period: all year
Award type: electronic certificate - Assessed by club's completion of Club Dashboard in MyRotary/ClubCentral - and Showcase.

6. World Rotaract Week Recognition - Recognizes Rotaract clubs that celebrate the founding of the first club during World Rotaract Week, which occurs each year during the week of March 13, 2019 (from Monday to Sunday).

Who can nominate: sponsoring Rotary clubs or district Rotaract chairs
Nomination period: all year
Award type: electronic certificate - Assessed by club's completion of Club Dashboard in MyRotary/ClubCentral.

7. Interact Video Awards - Recognizes outstanding videos created by Interactors.

Who can nominate: Interactors or sponsor Rotary club members
Nomination period: October 1 through December 1, 2018
Award type: plaque or certificate, Assessed by club's completion of project in Club Dashboard in MyRotary/ClubCentral/Showcase.

8. Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards - Recognizes Rotaract clubs that are making a sustainable impact in one of Rotary's areas of focus through their innovative community or international service projects.

Who can nominate: Rotaractors
Nomination period: August 1, 2018 to February 1, 2019
Award type: plaque or certificate, Assessed by club's completion of project in Club Dashboard in MyRotary/ClubCentral/Showcase.

RI Recognize individuals

9. Avenues of Service Award (district recognition) - With an award from their district, clubs can honor a Rotarian who participates in service activities in one of the five Avenues of Service - club, vocational, community, international, and youth service.

Who can nominate: club presidents to District Governor
Nomination period: all year
Award type: electronic certificate

10. Avenues of Service Award (RI recognition) - Districts can nominate a member who has performed service in all five Avenues of Service for an award from Rotary International.

Who can nominate: District Governors
Nomination period: all year
Award type: pin and crystal award

11. Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service - Honors members who have been actively involved in service related to The Rotary Foundation.

Who can nominate: District Rotary Foundation chair (with endorsement by the governor)
Nomination period: November-December 2018
Award type: electronic certificate

12. Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award - Honors individual Rotarians who have demonstrated exemplary service to the Foundation and have received the Citation for Meritorious Service at least four years prior.

Who can nominate: district governors
Nomination period: January 1-31, 2019
Award type: pin and crystal award

13. Rotary Foundation District Service Award - Honors Rotarians who are making a difference through the Foundation's programs.

Who can nominate: district governors who receive recommendations from their district foundation committee
Nomination period: all year (ideally before district conference)
Award type: electronic certificate

14. Service Above Self Award - Prestigious award for Rotarians who demonstrate their commitment to helping others by volunteering their time and talents.

Who can nominate: district governors
Nomination period: October 1-31, 2018
Award type: pin and crystal award

15. Service Award for a Polio-Free World - Honors Rotarians who have made outstanding contributions to our polio eradication efforts.

Who can nominate: Rotarians
Nomination period: all year
Nomination deadline: October 1, 2018
Award type: plaque

16. Polio Pioneer Award - Honors Rotarians who provided extraordinary service to polio eradication prior to November 1, 2018.

Who can nominate: Rotarians
Nomination period: all year
Nomination deadline: October 1, 2018
Award type: crystal award

RI Recognize non-Rotarians

17. Rotary Alumni Association of the Year Award - Recognizes one outstanding alumni association each year for raising awareness of our alumni's impact on our organization.

Who can nominate: Any member of the Rotary community
Nomination period: July 1 through September 15, 2018
Award type: banner, recognition at Rotary convention

18. Rotary Alumni Global Service Award - Honors one outstanding Rotary alumnus each year for their humanitarian service and professional achievements.

Who can nominate: Any member of the Rotary community
Nomination period: July 1 through September 15, 2018
Award type: crystal award, recognition at the Rotary convention

19. Rotary Award for Excellence in Service to Humanity - Recognizes non-Rotarians, including partners and spouses of Rotarians, who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service in accord with Rotary's ideals.

Who can nominate: district governor
Nomination period: March 1-31, 2019
Award type: pin and crystal award

RI Foundation Donor Recognition Opportunities

https://www.rotary.org/en/donate/recognition

Your generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to secure and grow Rotary programs throughout the world. We recognize donors and express our gratitude for their commitment; we offer individual and club recognition awards as well as naming-opportunities that enable you to honor a friend or family member with a named or endowed gift.

All donation awards are calculated from July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019. However, please note that it takes RI time to process submissions. To assure that your contributions will be received on time and applied to the correct Rotary Year we strongly suggest to both Rotarians and Clubs to process your contributions to TRF by June 20.

Also note that in District 7610 the District Rotary Foundation Chair, and company, will present clubs and individuals with earned recognition at the Annual District 7610 Rotary Foundation Dinner held every November.

Individual recognition

Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member - When you give $100 or more per year to the Annual Fund.

Benefactor - When you include the Endowment Fund as a beneficiary in your estate plans or when you donate $1,000 or more to the fund outright. Benefactors receive a certificate and insignia to wear with a Rotary or Paul Harris Fellow pin.

Paul Harris Fellow - When you give $1,000 or more (as long as you are able to do so) to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. To recognize someone else as a Paul Harris Fellow, you can give that amount in their name. Learn more about Paul Harris Fellow recognition.

Multiple Paul Harris Fellow - When you give additional gifts of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant.

Paul Harris Society member - When you elect to contribute $1,000 or more annually to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. Learn more about the Paul Harris Society.

Bequest Society member - When you give $10,000 or more via your estate plans. Bequest Society members are recognized with an engraved crystal recognition piece and a Bequest Society pin. Recognition items commemorate giving at these levels:

  • Level 1: $10,000 to $24,999
  • Level 2: $25,000 to $49,999
  • Level 3: $50,000 to $99,999
  • Level 4: $100,000 to $249,999
  • Level 5: $250,000 to $499,999
  • Level 6: $500,000 to $999,999
  • Level 7: $1,000,000 to $2,499,999
  • Level 8: $2,500,000 to $4,999,999
  • Level 9: $5,000,000 to $9,999,999
  • Level 10: $10,000,000 and above

Major Donor - When your cumulative donations reach $10,000. Major Donors can choose to receive a crystal recognition piece and a Major Donor lapel pin or pendant. NOTE: Name recognition is not automatic and needs to be reported to RI staff. Recognition items commemorate giving at these levels:

  • Level 1: $10,000 to $24,999
  • Level 2: $25,000 to $49,999
  • Level 3: $50,000 to $99,999
  • Level 4: $100,000 to $249,999

Arch Klumph Society - When your cumulative donations reach $250,000. Recognition includes an induction ceremony and your picture and biography in the Arch Klumph Society interactive gallery at the Rotary International headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA. You also receive invitations to society events, along with membership pins and crystals that commemorate giving at the following levels. Learn more about the Arch Klumph Society.

  • Trustees Circle: $250,000 to $499,999
  • Chair's Circle: $500,000 to $999,999
  • Foundation Circle: $1,000,000 to $2,499,999
  • Platinum Trustees Circle: $2,500,000 to $4,999,999
  • Platinum Chair's Circle: $5,000,000 to $9,999,999
  • Platinum Foundation Circle: $10,000,000 and above

Club banner recognition

100% Paul Harris Fellow Club - For clubs in which all dues-paying members are Paul Harris Fellows. This is a one-time recognition.

100% Paul Harris Society Club - For clubs in which every dues-paying member contributes a minimum of $1,000 to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or global grants within a Rotary year

100% Foundation Giving Club - For clubs that achieve an average of $100 in per capita giving and 100 percent participation, with every dues-paying member contributing at least $25 to any or all of the following during the Rotary year: Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, approved global grants, or Endowment Fund.

Every Rotarian, Every Year Club - For clubs that achieve a minimum Annual Fund contribution of $100 per capita during the Rotary year, and every dues-paying member must personally contribute at least $25 to the Annual Fund during the year.

Top Three Per Capita in Annual Fund Giving - For the three clubs in each district that give the most, per capita, to the Annual Fund. Clubs that give at least $50 per capita are eligible.

Naming opportunities

Special naming opportunities are available for endowed and term gifts to recognize the donor or a loved one. Endowed gifts are invested in perpetuity, with a portion of their earnings spent on a designated program. Term gifts are spent in their entirety for a specific purpose over an agreed period of time.

Endowment naming opportunities

  • $1 million or more: Fund established in consultation with the donor
  • $500,000 or more: Fund that can provide support for a participating district, an area of focus, or a desired location
  • $250,000 or more: Fund that can provide support for a participating district and an area of focus
  • $25,000 or more: Fund that provides general support for an area of focus
  • $25,000 or more: Fund designated to the World Fund or SHARE

Term global grants naming opportunities

  • $30,000: A one-time gift that can provide support for a participating district and an area of focus
  • $15,000: A one-time gift that can provide general support for an area of focus

Rotary Peace Centers endowment opportunities

  • $1.5 million: Supports one two-year fellow at a Rotary Peace Center every year
  • $1 million: Supports one two-year fellow at a Rotary Peace Center every two years
  • $1 million: Supports a visiting lecturer at a Rotary Peace Center every year
  • $750,000: Supports one two-year fellow every three years
  • $500,000: Supports one two-year fellow at a Rotary Peace Center every four years
  • $250,000: Supports one certificate program fellow every year
  • $100,000: Supports annual seminar at a Rotary Peace Center every year
  • $25,000 and up: Fund that provides general support to the Rotary Peace Centers

Rotary Peace Centers term gift opportunities

  • $75,000: Supports a term two-year Rotary Peace Fellow at a Rotary Peace Center
  • $75,000: Supports up to 10 applied field internships or research projects for a specific class of fellows at a Rotary Peace Center
  • $60,000: Supports one year of funding for five certificate program fellows
  • $10,000: For general support of the program