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District Awards Overview

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The Objects of Rotary do not include winning or awarding prizes or awards. But service should be recognised. It is not about reward. It is about recognition for dedication, effort and making a difference: dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self; effort that members of Rotary Clubs expend to make a difference in their local or international communities; and making a difference by producing an investment in the future.

District 9710 makes awards to Clubs, District Committees and to Individuals in the following categories

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District 9710 makes awards to Clubs, District Committees and to Individuals in the following Categories:

DISTRICT AWARDS 2017

Nominations close 19 May 2017

Service Awards (Clubs nominate)

Community Service Award

The Community Service Award is awarded for the most outstanding Community Service project completed by a Rotary Club in District 9710 during the Rotary year.
There is a range of factors used in determining this Award. These include extensive involvement of the Club's members, thorough planning and review of the project and meeting an identified need of the community.

International Service Award

The International Service Award is awarded for the most outstanding International Service project completed by a Rotary Club in District 9710 during the Rotary year.
The project can take the form of support for a District International Service project or a Club-to-Club project involving a District 9710 Club and a Club in another country.
Contribution to a Rotary Australia World Community Service project may be submitted - especially if the project involves those from another District or place returning or coming to District 9710 in furtherance of that project.
Projects involving the use of The Rotary Foundation grants are especially encouraged.
The scope for projects to be submitted for the International Service Award is very broad and Clubs are encouraged to submit their international work for consideration for recognition.

Vocational Service Award

The Vocational Service Award is awarded for the most outstanding Vocational Service project completed by a Rotary Club in District 9710 during the Rotary year.
The Vocational Service project is expected to involve the community, school/s or business/es.
The outcomes of the Vocational Service Project should provide benefits to as wide a spectrum of the community as possible.

Youth Service Award

The Youth Service Award is awarded to the Rotary Club carrying out the most outstanding Youth Service project in District 9710 during the current Rotary year.

The project could involve organisations or activities such as:

  • Schools
  • Scouts
  • Guides
  • Sports Clubs and Groups
  • Church Youth Groups
  • Non Church-based Youth Groups
  • Police
  • Any other reputable organisation working with youth

On the basis that youth are the beneficiaries or focus of the project, the scope and nature of the project is limitless.

District Goals Award (Clubs nominate)

Clubs nominate to their respective Assistant Governor.  The nomination must demonstrate the achievements of the Club in meeting the District Goals published in the District Directory and on the District website.

The District Goals for 2016–17 are:

To qualify for the District Goals award, a Club must achieve at least one of the goals in each of the following five categories, including The Rotary Foundation.

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION

  • Eradication of Polio to be the First Priority of all Rotary Clubs
  • Encourage every Club to donate to the Foundation
  • Every Rotarian to donate at least $37.50 personally. (Equivalent to $US26.50)
  • Promote the Centurions Program ($A100 per year)
  • Encourage each Club to Award at least one PHF within their club and one PHF to a community member

 MEMBERSHIP

  • Encourage Clubs to improve membership gains and retention by assisting them with Club Development
  • Encourage the induction of new members under the age of 40

 NEW GENERATIONS

  • Charter a new Interact Club
  • Charter a new Rotaract Club
  • Charter a new Earlyact Club
  • Every Club to sponsor participation in at least two Rotary youth programs

 PUBLIC IMAGE

  • Encourage Clubs to develop, and maintain, an up-to-date website, using Rotary’s visual identity guidelines.
  • Each club to have a Public Image/Relations Chair

 DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Encourage Clubs to utilise Club Visioning to assist members in planning their Club’s future
  • Clubs to encourage their members to participate in the Rotary Learning Initiative
  • Clubs to send at least two members to a Club Development Seminar held by District.

District Governor's Awards   (only those indicated are Club nominations)

Excellence in Community Service Award (District Chairs and Clubs nominate)

The Excellence in Community Service Award is to be awarded to an individual who may or may not be a Rotarian. However, the recipient must live and work within District 9710. Non-Rotarian nominees are expected to have a sound knowledge of Rotary's involvement in the community.
The Awardee will have demonstrated exceptional devotion to a community cause, project, group or all of these over a number of years. Sustained ‘service above self’ must be the yardstick when nominating a person for this award.

Excellence in Vocational Service Award (District Chairs and Clubs nominate)

The Excellence in Vocational Service Award is awarded to an individual who may or may not be a Rotarian. However, the recipient is expected to live and work within District 9710. However, the recipient must live and work within District 9710. Non-Rotarian nominees are expected to have a sound knowledge of Rotary's involvement in the community.
The Awardee will have demonstrated exceptional vocational excellence and will have set a clear example to others, particularly the youth of Australia. Vocational excellence will have been demonstrated through a proven record of dedication to a specific vocation, resulting in tangible benefits to the community.

Excellence in Youth Service (District Chairs and Clubs nominate)

The Excellence in Youth Service Award is to be awarded to an individual who may or may not be a Rotarian. However, the recipient must live and work within District 9710. Non-Rotarian nominees are expected to have a sound knowledge of Rotary's involvement in the community.
The Awardee will have demonstrated exceptional devotion to youth projects over a number of years. Service may be with Rotary youth projects, or with any other youth organisation.  Individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to youth, but not through any recognised youth organisation, are not precluded from being nominated. Sustained ‘service above self’ must be the yardstick when nominating a person for this award.

 Excellence in International Service (District Chairs and Clubs nominate)

The Excellence in International Service Award is to be awarded to an individual who may or may not be a Rotarian. However, the recipient must live and work within District 9710. Non-Rotarian nominees are expected to have a sound knowledge of Rotary's involvement in the community.
The Awardee will have demonstrated exceptional devotion to an international cause, project, group or all of these over a number of years. Sustained ‘service above self’ must be the yardstick when nominating a person for this award.

Key Rotarian Award

The Key Rotarian Award is awarded to an individual Rotarian in District 9710.
The Key Rotarian is a Rotarian who the District Governor considers has lived the Rotary Motto of "Service Above Self" and provided exceptional service to their Club and the District, and has provided outstanding support to the District Governor.

Key Rotaractor Award

The Key Rotaractor Award is awarded to an individual Rotaractor in District 9710.
The Key Rotaractor is a Rotaractor who the District Governor considers has lived the Rotary Motto of "Service Above Self" and provided exceptional service to their Club, and has been an exceptional ambassador for Rotaract in the District.

The District Rotaract Chair makes nominations to the District Governor.

Key Interactor Award

The Key Interactor Award is awarded to an individual Interactor in District 9710.
The Key Interactor is an Interactor who the District Governor considers has lived the Rotary Motto of "Service Above Self" and provided exceptional service to their Club, and has been an exceptional ambassador for Interact in the District.

The District Interact Chair makes nominations to the District Governor.

Rotary International Awards

There are several awards which Rotary International has established to recognise the service of Rotarians and Clubs. Details of these awards are given here where eligibility requirements, nomination forms and nomination deadlines are listed.

Presidential Citation Award

One of the more important awards is The Presidential Citation for Clubs, and details for this are listed on the Rotary International Awards web site.

 

 

 

 

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