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Rotary International District 5960, Inc.

 AWARDS & RECOGNITION (2014-2015)

In an effort to provide special recognition for outstanding service performed by individuals and clubs throughout our district each year, and to align our districts recognition efforts with awards given at the Rotary International level on a yearly basis, the following four awards are open for nominations for services performed in the current Rotary year:

Recognize a Rotarian


District 5960 Service Above Self Award

Honor a club member who participates in service activities in each of the five Avenues of Service: Club, Vocational, Community, International, and Youth.

Criteria:  The nominee must have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, in any form and at any level, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary.  Service rendered by the nominee through Rotary must have been on a continuing basis.  The award will not be given solely in recognition of ones performance in an elected or appointed Rotary assignment.  Personal financial contributions to the Rotary Foundation or any individual project are not relevant considerations for this award.

Who can nominate: Club presidents

 

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Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service

Honor members who have been actively involved in service activities related to The Rotary Foundation, such as serving on a Foundation committee, participating in a grant-funded project, or supporting a Rotary Peace Fellow.

Who can nominate: District governors

Deadline: None

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Rotary Foundation Distinguished 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 four years prior to be eligible for this award.

Who can nominate: Rotarians

Deadline: 30 June

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RI 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 September

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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

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Vocational Service Leadership Award

This award is given to Rotarians who have used their occupation to make an impact in the community, demonstrated integrity in their profession and in Rotary, and undertaken at least one of six activities outlined in the award guidelines that we outline in the nomination form.

Who can nominate: District governors

Deadline: 1 November

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Recognize a Rotary club

Presidential Citation

Clubs that are growing stronger, creating positive change in our communities, and enhancing our public image deserve recognition. The Presidential Citation is one way to acknowledge their work.

Who can nominate: District governors

Club deadline: 31 March 2015 (for submitting forms to district governor)

District governor deadline: 15 April 2015 (for reporting qualifying clubs to RI)

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Recognize our partners in service

Family and Community Service Award

This award recognizes individuals or organizations that are helping families in your community, as well as Rotarian family members who make positive contributions to a Rotary club.

Who can nominate: Club presidents

Deadline: None

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Presidential Citation for Rotaract and Interact Clubs

Honor Interact and Rotaract clubs that are meeting our president’s challenges to be active and engaged.

Who can nominate: District governors

Club deadline: 31 March 2015 (for submitting forms to district governor)

District governor deadline: 15 April 2015 (for reporting qualifying clubs to RI)

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Rotaract Outstanding Project Award

Recognize clubs that are making an impact through their exceptional community or international service projects.

Who can nominate: Rotaractors

Deadline: 1 February

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Rotarian Spouse/Partner Service Award

Honor spouses and partners of club members for showing their commitment to Rotary through exemplary humanitarian service.

Who can nominate: District governors

Deadline: 1 March

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Rotary Foundation Alumni Association of the Year

This award recognizes one outstanding alumni association each year that has increased awareness of our alumni’s impact on our organization.

Who can nominate: Regional Rotary Foundation coordinators

Deadline: 30 June

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Rotary Foundation Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award

This award recognizes one outstanding Foundation alumnus each year whose humanitarian service or professional achievements demonstrate the impact of the Foundation's programs.

Who can nominate: Regional Rotary Foundation coordinators

Deadline: 30 June

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World Interact Week Recognition

Recognize Interact clubs that celebrate the founding of the first club during World Interact Week, which occurs each year during the week of 5 November. Activities can range from working on a joint project with a Rotary club to inviting potential members to a club meeting or project.

Who can nominate: Sponsoring Rotary club or district Interact chair

Deadline: None

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World Rotaract Week Recognition

Recognize Rotaract clubs that celebrate the founding of the first club during World Rotaract Week, which occurs each year during the week of 13 March. Activities can range from partnering with an international Rotaract club to publicizing Rotaract in your local media.

Who can nominate: Sponsoring Rotary club or district Rotaract chair

Deadline: None

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