Changemaker Award to recognize clubs that make an impact

 

RI President-elect Kalyan Banerjee will introduce a new recognition, the Changemaker Award, to accompany the Presidential Citation during the 2011-12 Rotary year.

 

RI President-elect Kalyan Banerjee will introduce a new recognition, the Changemaker Award, to accompany the Presidential Citation during the 2011-12 Rotary year.

Banerjee, who said he will encourage Rotarians to focus on change, explained that the Changemaker Award will recognize Rotary clubs that make an extraordinary impact through their work in the Avenues of Service.

To qualify, clubs will choose from a menu of activities and complete a minimum number for each avenue. All activities must be undertaken and completed between 1 July 2011 and 1 March 2012. District governors will select three clubs in the district — the top-performing small, medium, and large clubs — to be entered into a zone and international competition, culminating in the opportunity to be recognized onstage at the 2012 RI Convention in Bangkok, Thailand.

Activities include demonstrating a net gain in membership over three straight years (2009-12) for Club Service and conducting a career counseling or vocational training program in the community for Vocational Service.

The 2011-12 Presidential Citation will recognize achievements related to membership development and contributing to The Rotary Foundation, and will feature club and district recognition categories. The top 15 districts and 15 clubs certified by governors and validated by RI will be recognized onstage at the 2012 convention.

Clubs will select from criteria such as increasing the number of younger professionals in the club by 2 percent and inducting RI or Rotary Foundation program alumni. Districts will choose from a variety of goals, including 100 percent participation in the Annual Programs Fund.

For Banerjee, the Changemaker Award and Presidential Citation reinforce the work of each Rotarian throughout the year to make the world a better place through service.

About Kevin Hilgers

Kevin Hilgers is Rotary International District 5370 Governor for the year 2012 2013. Kevin is married to Janice McNeice. They have 2 daughters, Catherine and Karly.
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3 Responses to Changemaker Award to recognize clubs that make an impact

  1. Can we get rid of some of the outdated material? The Changemaker award no longer exists.

  2. Thanks for the note. I am DGE for 5370 in Western Canada. I ave been a firm believer in treating Rotaract Clubs just like Rotary Clubs – so when someone says “Does this apply to Rotaract Clubs as well?” I say “Lets!” Speak with your District. I think RI and your District would be thrilled to have a Rotaract Club say “We want to do this too!”

    Kevin D. Hilgers and Spouse Janice McNeice
    Governor 2012 2013 – Rotary International District 5370 (In Western Canada)
    Home Club: Rotary Club of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
    Follow Kev’s Blog http://www.kevinhilgers.com
    Web: http://www.gowave.ca

  3. Ok, this is a great way to motivate people. But I am totally confused, is this for the Rotary Clubs or Rotaract Clubs??

    Please shed some light on this.

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