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Leading your clubs is a privilege and is rewarding! The Club of Excellence Awards program is a guide for Rotary Clubs to strive for excellence and recognize clubs for the many accomplishments completed during the year. Whether your projects are big or small, your service makes an impact. These forms are fillable, they can be saved and edited. The final forms can be emailed to the awards chair.

They can also be downloaded and completed from If you need assistance, you may reach the Awards Chair by email at

The District Governor Citation and Checklists are due June 30, 2024. Voting ballots will be sent to the Club Immediate Past Presidents by July 6 to be completed by July 15, 2024. Rotary Clubs will be divided into three divisions. There will be awards given out to the First and Second place finishers within each of the Divisions for selected categories.

The Divisions are based on the club size as determined by the July 1, 2023 Rotary International Invoice.

Small Club Division: 18 & fewer members

Medium Club Division: 19 to 27 members

Large Club Division: 28 or more members


The Club of the Year will be the club with the highest total score from the award categories as determined by the judges, plus bonus points. The judges will award points to the top five clubs in each of the following categories. First place will receive five points. Second place, four points, etc.
  • Membership
  • The Rotary Foundation (TRF)
  • Public Image
  • Club Service
  • Community Service
  • International Service
  • Vocational Service
  • Youth Service


  • Qualify for the Rotary Citation (20 points)
  • Participating in Judging (5 points)
  • Percentage Membership Growth of 10% or more (10 points)
  • TRF Annual Fund per capita giving of $100 or more (10 points)
  • Conduct service project serving the Micronesian community (10 points)
  • Partnered with another Rotary Club on a project or social (10 points)


July 1st through June 30th

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
100% Every Rotarian, Every Year Club: 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.
100% Rotary’s Promise Club: A designation provided to clubs in which every dues-paying member supports The Rotary Foundation’s Endowment with a minimum commitment of $1,000 or more in an estate plan or via an outright gift of $1,000 or more. A certificate honoring the achievement will be provided upon request.
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.

General Award Submission Rules:

  • Use the Master Checklist to indicate what is being submitted.
  • Use the form for each category.
  • Please do not alter the form; any additional information will not be considered.
  • All narratives are limited to 200-word count on the bottom of the checklist
  • Use Times New Roman (12pt) font
  • Do not include logos, graphs, pictures or letterhead on the narratives.
Questions? Please contact:
Beth Hoban, D5000 Awards Chair, 2023-2024