The District 5040 Outstanding Rotary Club of the Year Award

Recognizes the club that has performed in the highest traditions of Rotary during the previous year. The Outstanding Rotary Club of the Year will demonstrate high achievement as an effective Rotary club.


The District 5040 Outstanding Rotary Club of the Year Award is a large cloth banner that the club may display for one year. The banner has the Rotary wheel and the words "District 5040 Outstanding Rotary Club of the Year". The name of the club, the name of the club president and year of presentation will be embroidered on the banner. The award will be presented by the District Governor at the District 5040 annual conference.


Each Assistant Governor may nominate one Rotary club.


The immediate past governor, district Rotary Foundation chair and district membership chair will be the selection committee.


Main Criteria

  1. It is mandatory that the club nominated qualifies for the RI Presidential Citation ­or the District Governor’s Citation
  2. It is mandatory that the club show a net increase in club membership (excluding Honorary members) between July 1st and April 15th of the current Rotary year.
  3. Membership increase may include those who have been approved for membership by the club before the year end, but may not have been formally inducted or added to the RI database.

Optional Criteria

The following may be considered:

Membership Development:

  • Specific membership development programs undertaken by the club in the current Rotary year
  • New member orientation, mentoring and member education initiatives developed by the club
  • Sponsorship of a new Rotary, Interact or Rotaract club
  • Public Relations programs undertaken by the club in the current Rotary year

Service Projects:

  • Current local service project(s)
  • Current World Community Service project(s)
  • Level of hands on club involvement in service projects rather than the dollar value should be considered the primary factor
  • Sponsorship of Youth Exchange students
  • Active involvement with an Interact and/or Rotaract Club(s)
  • Sponsorship of candidates to RYLA and other Rotary sponsored youth programs

The Rotary Foundation:

  • The club's per-capita contribution to The Rotary Foundation - Annual Program fund
  • The number of new Benefactors, Bequest Society, Paul Harris Society and Major Donors during the current Rotary year
  • Rotary Foundation program presentations at regular club meetings
  • Applications for TRF grants

Service beyond the Club:

  • Club members service on district, zone or RI committees or taskforces
  • Club attendance at district training seminars and other District events
  • Club registrations for the upcoming RI International convention and the district

Nomination Forms

Assistant Governors should ensure nomination forms (available on this section of the website) are sent to the Awards Chair no later than 1st April of the current year.
Peter Clarke
District Awards Chair
Bus: 604-875-6231
Cell: 604-328-4043