Lyle Ryan
District Awards Committee

The District Awards Committee judges and awards recognition of the competitions and prizes listed below.  The Awards are announced at the annual District Conference.

The 2017 District Awards

To be awarded at the Rotary District Conference May 4 to 7, 2017 at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Seattle, WA. Closing date for nominations: March 31, 2017

There are two types of District Awards - those which require a submission from the club President and those which are based on data such as attendance or contribution.

Some awards will be awarded based on club size – small (up to 29 members), medium (30 to 59 members) and large (60+ members) as well as multi-club awards.



These are awards that a Rotary Club can submit to District Awards Chair, Lyle Ryan ( using the forms in the left column.

Rookie Of The Year

- Awarded to a first year Rotarian in District 5050 who embraces the ideals of Rotary by making a significant service contribution to their Club or the District and who joined Rotary on or after April 1, 2016 (the closing date for last year’s nominations).  Awards given to small, medium and large clubs.

McLean Community Project Award

- Awarded to the best community project. Awards given to small, medium, large and multi-club projects.

International Project Award

- Awarded to the best international project. Awards given to small, medium, large and multi-club projects.

Rotary Public Image Award

- this new award recognizes Clubs which "tell the Rotary story", with an emphasis on promotion in all of its aspects.  Awards given to small, medium, large and multi-club projects.


These awards are for achievements that do not require submissions:

John Vanderzicht Award

- Awarded to the Club with the highest average percentage attendance by the time of District Conference.

Keenlyside Membership Award

Two membership awards: one to a Club with the highest percentage gain in membership and one to a Club with the highest number of new members to April 1, 2017.

White Rock Award

- Awarded to a Club with the highest attendance at the District Conference based on the distance from the conference and percentage of club members in attendance.

World Community Service

- Awarded for the highest per capita giving towards international programs.

Ron Goldfinch Most Valuable Rotarian

- Awarded by the District Governor to Rotary members who exemplify Service Above Self