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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.com 703-587-5161Click here to download Citizen of the Year Award application
Peace building has always been a fundamental mission of Rotary International since its beginnings (https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/RI-PeaceTimeline2013.pdf). Every Rotarian is a piece of the puzzle when it comes to peacebuilding, and peacebuilding efforts are more effective through the linking of people, ideas and projects. These connections can turn peacebuilding from an aspiration into a spreadable, sustainable reality. During the RY 2013/2014, our District became and continues to be a PeaceBuilder District by an annual contribution to support the Rotary Peace Scholar Centers world-wide, and several active District leaders and members participating in one of the several annual RI Peace Conferences. In RY 2014/2015, our District created a district position of Peace Ambassador, who headed the newly formed District 7610 PeaceBuilder Committee. This was formed to help Rotarians and Rotary Clubs explore what Rotary, Peace and Service Above Self meant in today’s world and our communities. As Rotary Clubs began to develop their own local peace-related projects, the District began the Rotary District 7610 PeaceBuilder Club Certification Program. This program provides specific guidance and requirements allowing clubs to reach the PeaceBuilder status similarly held by our District. In RY 2016/2017 seven clubs were the first to achieve this status, one that requires “recertification” each year. More will be recognized this November for RY 2017/2018.
Attached are three documents that will assist District Rotary Clubs in understanding this recognition’s requirements (Peacebuilder Club Criteria for 2018-19 (doc)), the application form to submit (Peacebuilder Club Application Form 2018-19 (doc)) and a project planning guide (PeaceProjectPlanning 2018-19 (doc)) that can guide clubs’ planning (p.s., this planning guide can help clubs with many of their projects as well).
Clubs are to send their completed application form (scanned as attachment in email) to District Rotary Foundation Chair, JUANITA CAWLEY (firstname.lastname@example.org) and District Peacebuilder Chair, WAYNE MURPHY (email@example.com) NO LATER THAN JUNE 15, 2019. DO NOT MAIL-IN A WRITTEN FORM. Please direct any questions that you may have to District Peacebuilder Chair, WAYNE MURPHY (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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, email@example.com.Click here, download the District Governor's Citation Application 2018-2019
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.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be sure to also copy email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
Rotary District 7610 Announces New Club TRF Recognition
Each year our District Governors underscore that strong Rotary Clubs are made by Rotarians that are special, inspirational and actively engage in growth. Rotarians and their Rotary Clubs every year engage projects and programs that demonstrate Service Above Self. Further, annually, both also support their commitment and plan their collective giving to The Rotary Foundation. It is this joint commitment and working relationship of Rotarians-members, individually, together with their Rotary Clubs that comprises the successful formula of increased and sustaining giving.
The Rotary Foundation and our District, annually, recognize Rotarians’ generosity in their support of and donations to TRF. To further both this year the District announces a new and companion annual TRF recognition program for clubs to be awarded each year during the District Conference and year-end District Installation and Awards dinner.
The Rotary District 7610 Annual TRF Club Recognition program follows the pattern of the TRF Paul Harris Society and Major Donor recognition programs. It will be awarded to Rotary Clubs for and when their collective contributions reach specific milestones of $100,000; $250,000; $500,000; $1M; $1.5M; and thereafter, by $1M dollar increases above this amount. Annually, the District Leadership Awards Committee will review clubs’ aggregate TRF annual giving sums (from the totals appearing on Club Dashboards in MyRotary/Foundation Reports) one month before each of these events to identify qualifying clubs.
The first set of these club recognitions will be given at the upcoming 2018 District Conference (April 4-7). Please direct any questions or suggestions that you may have about this new annual recognition program to District Governor Glenn Yarborough WGYARC@aol.com with copy to Pat Borowski, District Awards Chair (email@example.com 703-587-5161).
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, firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
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 (email@example.com). Please direct questions by email or leave a message at 703-587-5161.Click here to download the Special Tenure Award Nomination Form (doc).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org - 703-587-5161) and direct any questions that you may have to this chair as well.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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
Term global grants naming opportunities
Rotary Peace Centers endowment opportunities
Rotary Peace Centers term gift opportunities