Rotary Year 2017/2018 Rotary International and District 7610 Recognition Awards

Honor and thank those that achieve and serve

NOTE: RI Awards for Service Above Self-Award, and Service Award for a Polio-Free World have NOVEMBER 1, 2017 deadlines.

Rotary clubs are catalysts in developing opportunities. They do so for and with members and other organizations in order to improve and support the better wellbeing of their communities. Rotary clubs authenticate their commitment to service by making their achievements known in their communities and beyond. In doing so, Rotary Clubs inspire others to join their efforts, expanding the collective ability to do even more good in their communities and the world. This shows Rotary in Action. Let’s join together this year and create a groundswell of clubs participating in this year’s recognition-awards efforts, so that the echo of a “ Rotary thank you" can be heard loud and clear throughout our District.For further information or questions, please contact Pat Borowski at paborowski@cox.net 703-587-5161.

Click here to download The Why, WHAT and HOW of Successful Club Recognition Program and Process


RY 2017/2018 ROTARY DISTRICT 7610 Recognition & Awards

ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD CRITERIA - Submission by March 1, 2018.

Nominees must meet all criteria. Nominees must be individuals (as opposed to pairs or groups), be a Rotarian for five or more years, and may not have been selected previously as this District's Rotarian of the Year. The nomination form is posted on the District Website and nominations must be submitted on this form only. The District Awards Committee reserves the right to not give 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.

A successful candidate must fulfill all of the award criteria some of which are:
  • Is a loyal, dedicated Rotarian, demonstrated by their level of attendance, participation, and acceptance of responsible positions in the Club and District functions for a minimum of 5- years. The performance of these duties should exceed normal expectations. Please note extra weight will be given to District 7610 participation.
  • Supports the Rotary Foundation as a multi-year Paul Harris Fellow or Major Donor, Benefactor or Bequest Society Member.
  • Has sponsored new members (in their own or other Rotary clubs) since becoming a Rotarian.

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

(SEE REVISED 2018 FORM ATTACHED)


District 7610 CITIZENS OF THE YEAR - Submissions by May 15, 2018

Rotarians are excluded from this particular award. 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.

Process: The club should complete the District award application with their club winner and send it to their Assistant Governor (AG). Upon review to assure all is in order, the AG will select one nomination to forward to the District Awards Chair.
  • The District Awards Chair will present all applications received to the District Awards Committee.
  • Once a selection is made, all participating clubs will be advised of the outcome.
  • The District recognition for this Award will be given at the District Year-End Installation and Awards Ceremony.
  • The club with the winning nominee is strongly encouraged to bring the award winner to the District ceremony.
  • Further, the Club should then present this award to their winner during a well-attended community event.

District Award

  • The District Citizen of the Year awardee will be presented a Paul Harris Fellowship and a plaque or other gift. Submitting by May 15 is needed for District to order and receive these items in time. These will be presented at the District Installation and Awards Banquet. TBD
  • Other nominees will receive a citation to be presented by the Rotary Club, which made the nomination.

Deadline for the District Citizen of the Year nominations is May 15, 2018. Submit nominations by email-only to: Pat & Dave Borowski, Awards Co-Chairs paborowski@cox.net 703-587-5161

(SEE REVISED FORM ATTACHED)


DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S CITATION - Submission by June 30, 2018

The District Governor's Citation for RY 2017/2018 recognizes and honors outstanding clubs within the District that meet the listed District Priorities. The Citation covers the activities of the club from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. The final date for submitting the completed form is June 30, 2018.

Click here to download the District Governor's Citation Application 2017-18


ROTARY District 7610 CLUB SERVICE AWARDS - Submissions due May 31, 2018

Awards will be given for Rotary Year 2017/2018 in the categories of: Club Service; Community Service; International Service; Vocational Service; New Generations (Youth Service) Service; and Rotary Club Public Image.

Please use the District forms provided for your club-submissions. Be sure to briefly describe each activity and also 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. Then please total your club points at the end of the form.

This year and for some questions under some awards, club can earn ***Extra Credit Points when they go the extra mile. The sum of these ***Extra Credit Points is totaled separately from the core award points. These will only be used with clubs that are participating in District Club Award of Excellence when comparing clubs in the same size-class.

Please immediately review each service award to identify any earlier due dates for activities that may qualify for award points and/or require that the details of an activity be recorded in District/RI databases so that they can be verified.

Submissions will be reviewed and judged by the District Awards Committee which reserves the right to not give an award to any club and/or in any category if all criteria have not been met. All these awards will be presented at the District Installation and Awards Banquet. Please be sure your club has one or more representatives at this event to receive earned recognition and award certificates. Submissions sent via Email-only to: Pat & Dave Borowski, Awards Co-Chairs paborowski@cox.net (703) 587-5161. Please put District Awards in the subject line of the email. NO late submissions will be accepted.

Click below to download the applications.

Club Service Award Application RY 2017-2018 (doc)
Community Service Award Application RY 2017-2018 (doc)
International Service Award Application RY 2017-2018 (doc)
Vocational Service Award Application RY 2017-2018 (doc)
New Generation (Youth Service) Award Application RY 2017-2018 (doc)
Public Image Award Application RY 2017-2018 (doc)

NOTE: Clubs may also achieve District Membership Awards. No additional form is needed because recognition is determined directly from club's RI Membership Database results.

Additional NOTE: Clubs will be reminded that they applied for awards and will receive certificates at District Installation and Awards Dinner so that they will have one of more representatives attending to receive these.


District 7610 CLUBS of EXCELLENCE AWARDS - Submissions due May 31, 2018

This application is limited to eight (8) pages. Please do not include the clubs regular Board and/or club meetings as events. This award gives recognition to clubs' special/additional Service Above Self activities.

By using this one form, clubs may be considered for four individual recognitions based upon the strength of their submission and upon size-class.
  1. All club submissions will receive a recognition certificate that earn points based upon 50-60 points Meritorious Award, 65-80 points Exceptional Award or 85 points and over Exemplary Award.
    Then based upon size-class per number of members in the clubs:
  2. The three top clubs in each of the three size-classes that have achieved Exemplary points status will be selected as 2017/2018 District Clubs of Excellence in their class-size.
  3. From this group (which has a maximum number of nine clubs), the most outstanding club in each class will be selected as District Club of the Year for their size-category.
  4. From this group of three winners, the District Awards Committee will select an overall winner for District Club of the Year - Overall.

Please be sure to include in your description of each activity the date of event, number of members and others that participated for what number of hours and financial investment the club and/or members made. Submissions will be reviewed and judged by The District Awards Committee which reserves the right to not give a club or an award in any category if all criteria have not been met. Recognitions for these awards will only be announced at the District Installation and Awards Banquet at which they are presented. Please be sure your club has one or more representatives at this event. Submit via Email-only to: Pat & Dave Borowski, Awards Chairs, paborowski@cox.net (703) 587-5161 - Please put District Awards in the subject line of the email. NO late submissions will be accepted.

Click here to download the Club Excellence Application.


Rotary International Recognition & Awards RY 2017/2018
https://my.rotary.org/en/learning-reference/learn-topic/awards

NOTE: RI Awards for Service Above Self-Award, and Service Award for a Polio-Free World have NOVEMBER 1, 2017 deadlines.

Members of the Rotary community help make clubs stronger, communities better, and peace possible. Thank them for their dedication and valuable contributions by recognizing them with one of these Rotary International or non-contribution-based Rotary Foundation awards.

The following awards, created by RI, have different requirements, deadlines and processing instructions. In some cases Rotarians and/or clubs may directly submit an award to RI. While other awards may ONLY be submitted by the District Governor to RI. In cases where the Club needs to time their submission to their District Governor at least three (3) or more weeks ahead of final DG submission date to RI. This gives time for your DG to give due consideration.

Please be sure that you consult the RI AWARDS section under MyRotary for further information and instructions on each of these awards. RI has most of the RY 2017/2018 forms and information posted. However, there are a few that still await their updates. Please keep checking.


Recognize a Rotarian

Avenues of Service Citation - This award is designed for a club to recognize a Rotarian who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments with each of Rotary's Objectives and through all the Avenues of Service. As of Rotary Year 2017-18, Rotary International no longer manages this award. Instead, District and/or Club leaders will have the ability to recognize Rotarians by downloading and printing a PDF certificate from the RI Awards page. This award certificate will be available for download in the fall.

Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service - Honor member -Rotarians who have been actively involved in service activities related to The Rotary Foundation. Who can nominate: District governors. Date Due: June 30. Form and further information to be found at https://my.rotary.org/en/learning-reference/learn-topic/awards

Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award - Present a certificate to Rotarians in your district who are making a difference through the Foundation's programs. Who can nominate: District governors. The nomination form for the 2017-2018 Rotary year has not yet been added to the Awards page. However, the deadline is June 30, 2018.

Rotary Foundation District Service Award - The Distinguished Service Award is the Foundation's highest service recognition and is given to Rotarians who have demonstrated exemplary service to the Foundation. Recipients must have received the Citation for Meritorious Service at least four years prior to being eligible for this award. - Who can nominate: Rotarians - Deadline: 30 June. The RY 2017/2018 form has not been posted as yet. Please keep checking. Form and further information to be found at https://my.rotary.org/en/learning-reference/learn-topic/awards

Service Above Self-Award - Rotary's highest honor recognizes up to 150 Rotarians each year who demonstrate their commitment to helping others by volunteering their time and talents. Who can nominate: Current and immediate past district governors and current and past RI directors. Deadline: 1 November 2017. Form and further information to be found at https://my.rotary.org/en/learning-reference/learn-topic/awards

Service Award for a Polio-Free World - This award recognizes outstanding contributions to our polio eradication efforts. Each year, we give up to 10 regional service awards per WHO region to worthy recipients. We also give 10 international awards to people whose work has had widespread impact. Who can nominate: Rotarians. Deadline: 1 November 2017. Form and further information to be found at https://my.rotary.org/en/learning-reference/learn-topic/awards


Recognize a Rotary Club - *To be considered for these recognitions, RI requires Rotary Clubs to have entered all their activities information and details into Club Central under MyRotary.

Rotary Citations for Clubs (formerly The RI Presidential Citation) and/or Rotary Citation for Rotaract: Clubs that are growing stronger, creating positive change in our communities, and enhancing our public image deserve recognition. Learn more about these Rotary Citations. Deadline: 30 June 2018 for Rotary and Rotaract clubs. Form and further information to be found at https://my.rotary.org/en/learning-reference/learn-topic/awards

Rotary Citation for Interact Clubs: Rotary Clubs must make sure that their sponsored middle and/or high school Interact Club is registered as active with RI and their District. Rotary Clubs along with their sponsored Interact Clubs must have their activities completed by June 30. Interact Clubs submit their completed forms to their sponsoring Rotary Club in order for the club to assure that the activities involving their Interact Clubs are entered into the Rotary Club's services activities under Club Central. Rotary Clubs must do so and submit their forms no later than August 15. Please be sure to coordinate with your District Interact Club Advisor. Form and further information to be found at https://my.rotary.org/en/learning-reference/learn-topic/awards

Significant Achievement Award - Beginning this year, this award is no longer managed by Rotary International. Instead, District leaders will have the ability to recognize outstanding clubs with a downloadable PDF certificate available on the RI Awards page. This certificate is not yet available, but will be uploaded to the website this fall. Please continue to check back on the awards page for updates.


The following are 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 to June 30. 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 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