On this page you will find descriptions of awards that are available for clubs and individuals sponsored by District 5020, Zone 26/27 and Rotary International. They are three main areas for awards: The Rotary Foundation, Membership and Literacy. These awards are usually presented at District conference yearly.


100% Foundation Giving

This banner is awarded to 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% Paul Harris Fellow Club

For a club to be eligible, every dues-paying member must be a Paul Harris Fellow at the time the district governor requests banner recognition. This recognition is a one-time-only award, but the intent is that the club will maintain its membership at the 100% Paul Harris Fellow level.

To obtain this recognition:
1.  A club representative contacts the district governor after determining that all current dues-paying club members are Paul Harris Fellows.
2.  The district governor confirms that all members are Paul Harris Fellows by using the Club Recognition Summary, and then notifies The Rotary Foundation by email at

100% Every Rotarian, Every Year Club

Rotary clubs must achieve a 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.

Top Three Per Capita in Annual Fund Giving

Banners are given to the three clubs in each district that give the most per capita to the Annual Fund. To be eligible, clubs must achieve a minimum of $50 in per capita annual giving.

100% Paul Harris Society Club

This recognition is awarded to clubs in which every dues-paying member has contributed a minimum of $1,000 to the Annual Fund, the PolioPlus Fund, or an approved global grant during the Rotary year.

End Polio Now: Countdown to History Campaign Certificate of Appreciation

Awarded to clubs that annually contribute $1,500 or more to Rotary’s PolioPlus Fund.

How To Apply

Ensure that all donations made by your club and your club members are up to date with Rotary. Automatic reports will be generated for these awards based on this information.


Club Membership Awards

Awards will be given to clubs who have largest membership numbers from club membership numbers beginning July 1 of Rotary year and final calculations based on club membership numbers as of April 15 of Rotary year. There will be 6 First Place awards given to the following groups:

  • Clubs up to 40 members

  • Clubs 41 to 70 members

  • Clubs 71 and more members

Membership Absolute Growth Award 

District recognition of clubs with highest absolute net member gain.

Membership Retention Award

District recognition of clubs with highest percent retention over 3 years.

To be eligible, clubs must update their performance to RI by April 15, 2019

How To Apply

Ensure that your club's membership numbers are correct in Rotary or your Clubrunner records. Automatic reports will be generated based on this information for the awards.


Awards will be given for:

5 literacy based projects

10 or more literacy based projects

Projects that are the same, but in different locations (e.g. books, dictionaries to schools) count as only one project. 

How To Apply

Read the award guidelines and follow the instructions in the guidelines.