District Initiative Awards

People of Action Photo Contest

Two grand prizes, each for $1250USD, to be put towards funding a club project. Action photos based on the RI Monthly Theme to be submitted monthly. See District website for more details.

Rotary Direct Challenge

1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes of $2500, $1500 and $500USD respectively awarded to clubs with the highest percentage of members signed up for Rotary Direct. See District website for more details.

Trip to RI Convention in Houston, TX.

Sponsor a new member and your name will be entered to win a trip to the RI Convention in June 2022. Includes registration, accommodation and return flight for one – approx. value
$2200. See District website for more details.

Club Membership Awards

Membership Absolute Growth Award

District recognition of clubs with highest net member gain from July lst to April 15th of the current Rotary year. There will be First Place and Second Place awards given to the following categories:

    • Clubs up to 40 members
    • Clubs 41-70 members
    • Clubs 71 and more members

Membership Retention Award

District Recognition of clubs with highest retention percentage over 3 years based on membership numbers on April 15th of the current Rotary year. There will be First Place and Second Place awards given to the following categories:

    • Clubs up to 40 members
    • Clubs 41-70 members
    • Clubs 71 and more members

Clubs are reminded to update their membership numbers to RI by April 15th.

Recognition will be given to those clubs with sustained membership growth over the last 5 years.

Literacy Achievement Awards

Club Literacy Awards

Awards will be given for five or more different literacy/education projects or events.

Projects that are the same, but in various locations (e.g., Books, dictionaries to schools) count as only one project.

How to Apply

Read the Award guidelines, suggested activities, and certification form here: https://www.dacdb.com/Rotary/Accounts/5020/Downloads/0/LITERACY/district-literacy- achievement-award.pdf


D5020 International Club of the Year

The Olson International Service Foundation was created in 2006 to honor Past RI Director Floyd and Sandra Olson. In 2011, the Foundation decided to establish an Annual Award to the District 5020 International Club of the Year. The award is intended to both honor the club of the year and to encourage other clubs in international projects either on their own or in partnership with other clubs. The winner is chosen by Rotarians from the Olson Board and other Rotarians. The award consists of a trophy, a $500USD cheque for the next project and 1000 Paul Harris Recognition points – 2nd and 3rd place finishers will also receive Paul Harris Recognition points provided by the Bainbridge Island club. The Rotary Club of Poulsbo North Kitsap was the winner for the 2020-21 Rotary year.

Rotary Foundation Awards

100% Foundation Giving

This banner is awarded to 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.

100% Every Rotarian, Every Year Club

Rotary clubs must 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

Banners are given to the three clubs in each district that give the most per capita to the Annual Fund. To be eligible, clubs must achieve a minimum of $50 in per capita annual giving.

100% Paul Harris Society Club

This recognition is awarded to clubs in which every dues-paying member has contributed a minimum of $1,000 to the Annual Fund, the PolioPlus Fund, or an approved global grant during the Rotary year.

100% Paul Harris Fellow Club

For a club to be eligible, every dues-paying member must be a Paul Harris Fellow at the time the district governor requests banner recognition. This recognition is a one-time-only award, but the intent is that the club will maintain its membership at the 100% Paul Harris Fellow level. To obtain this recognition:

  1. A club representative contacts the district governor after determining that all current dues- paying club members are Paul Harris
  2. The district governor confirms that all members are Paul Harris Fellows by using the Club Recognition Summary, and then notifies The Rotary Foundation by email at rotarysupportcenter@rotary.org.

End Polio Now: Countdown to History Campaign Certificate of Appreciation

Awarded to clubs that annually contribute $1,500 or more to Rotary’s PolioPlus Fund.

How To Apply

Ensure that all donations made by your club and your club members are up to date with Rotary. Automatic reports will be generated for these awards based on this information.

Rotary International Awards

Rotary Citation

To be eligible for the Rotary Citation, clubs need to begin the year as active clubs in good standing – or having paid each invoice balance in full upon receipt. To verify that your club is in good standing, check your daily club balance report under Club Administration > Club Finances. You should have an outstanding balance of $0.00. Invoices are due when they are posted, in mid-January and mid-July. Rotary club leaders can go into Rotary Club Central and select at least 13 out of 25 goals they wish to apply toward citation achievement.

This flexibility allows clubs to choose the goals that are most relevant and achievable. In addition, many goals will be self-reported by marking “achieved” in Rotary Club Central. To achieve the citation:

    • Go to Rotary Club Central
    • Review the 25 available goals
    • Select at least 13 goals (or more than 50% of the available goals)
    • Achieve those goals
    • Report achievement in Rotary Club Central by 30

New for 2021/22 Rotary Year

Club WEBSITE Awards (Public Image)

Awards will be given to clubs who have a website that meets and/or exceeds the District 5020 Club Website Award Criteria (criteria can be found on District website under Public Image).

Awards will be divided as follows:

    • Clubs up to 40 members
    • Clubs 41-70 members
    • Clubs 71 and more members

District Governor Award

Award Purpose

Recognition of an individual or individuals who have demonstrated sustained exemplary humanitarian service, in any form and at any level

Naming of Recipient(s)

To be chosen annually by the sitting District Governor. If the District Governor does not designate a suitable candidate(s), the award will not be presented that year

Administration/Cost of the Award

Recipient provided with a framed certificate and a $250 cash donation to a charity of choice, in or out of Rotary. The District to make the contribution on behalf of the recipient.

Presentation of the Award

In-person at the District Conference or District Conference and Training


District Awards Committee Committee Members

Donald E. Casper
District Governor
Ricardo Loretta
Palm Desert
District Awards Chair
Chuck Cheeze Weisbart
District Chief of Staff

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