Rotary Zone Donald MacRae Peace Award For Zones 24 & 32
 

The Rotary Zone 24-32 Donald MacRae Peace Award is an annual award presented to recipients from each of Zone 24 and Zone 32, to recognize and honor an individual or organization for outstanding achievement in international service.  

The Award reflects the ideals of Rotary as expressed in the Fourth Object of Rotary, which is: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.


Originally an Award by Rotarians in Zone 24, in 2012 Rotarians from Zone 32 also adopted the Award for their members.   Members of each Zone's committee choose the recipient for their Zone based on applications received from clubs and Districts. 

The 2017 Award recipients will be announced at the Zone Institute in Hartford Connecticut. CLICK HERE for information on the 2017 Zone Institute.

For information on the MacRae Peace Award please contact

Zone 24: PDG Joan Hayward,  rhayward@sympatico.ca

Zone 32:  PDG Marty Helman, martyrotary@gmail.com

 

History of the Donald MacRae Peace Award

The Rotary Zone 24-32 Donald MacRae Peace Award is an annual award presented by Rotary Zones 24 and 32 to recognize and honor an individual or organization for outstanding achievement consistent with the ideals of Rotary as expressed in the Fourth Object of Rotary.

The award commemorates the contribution of Halifax Rotarian Donald MacRae, who in a speech to the International Convention in Kansas City in June 1918, proposed that Rotary become an agent for the promotion of goodwill and peace among nations.  This was the first time that this vision of Rotary was expressed publicly.


In 1921, as chair of Rotary's Constitution and By-laws Committee, MacRae had an opportunity to incorporate this vision into the constitution of Rotary. He presented a resolution to the International Convention in Edinburgh, Scotland, that amended the constitution by adding the Fourth Object of Rotary. The Fourth Object became the engine that drives Rotary's international service; indeed, it has become the watchword of the Rotary Foundation. 
 

The Fourth Object calls for:  The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideals of service.

Reflecting the vision, the award focuses on advancing international goodwill, understanding and peace through peace-making efforts or humanitarian activity of international significance.

Click the links in the left column for information on prior recipients of the Donald MacRae Peace Awards.


Award Criteria  

Any Rotary Club or District in Zone 24 or 32 is entitled to submit the name of one candidate for the award directly to the Zone chair of the MacRae Peace Award (see application form).   

All nominations are to be kept confidential. The individual or organization nominated must be one whose life, mission, or work demonstrates outstanding achievement consistent with the ideals of the Fourth Object of Rotary International, having made an outstanding contribution to this cause through international efforts. Awards will not be made posthumously.


Selection Process

The selection committee is composed of five past district governors in Zone 24 and three past district governors from Zone 32, named by the RI Zone 24‐32 Director.

The recipient of the award will be announced and the citation read at the Rotary Institute. If the recipient is unable to attend the Institute to receive the plaque, he or she may name someone to accept the plaque on his or her behalf.  Failing that, the selection committee will, in consultation with the recipient’s nominator, ensure that the plaque is presented at another appropriate time and place.