Posted by Glenn Bowers on Jul 01, 2021
This is my final contribution to the bulletin in the role of club president. I think we had a great year. Some might say that we had a great year in spite of the pandemic. I think we had a great year without adding any footnotes.
I think this sentiment is supported by what happened at the District Awards Reception Happy Hour Zoom event on June 30. To be recognized in several areas, a club needs to submit forms, associated narratives and photographs. Thanks to those who helped me with information so I could prepare the needed documents. The first type of recognition is called the District Governor’s Citation where one is measured on being active in many areas including having fun, membership, Foundation giving, service, youth, District involvement and public image. The purpose is to motivate clubs to be well rounded and involved. I am happy to say that, out of the 64 in the District, we were one the 15 clubs receiving this citation. Congratulations to all.
Then there are awards given out within club-size categories. In 2019-20, with 32 members, we were considered to be a Medium Sized Club. If you recall, we were selected as Club of the Year in that size group. When we moved to 34 members at the start of 2020-21, we moved to the Medium-Large Sized Club which effectively moved us up a weight class. Now we were competing against clubs with as many as 55 members. This size group has 16 clubs. Awards are given in six categories plus for overall Club of the Year.
We received third place for both Vocational Service and Public Image, second place for Club Service, and first place for Community Service thus placing in four of the six categories. Finally, we were selected as second place for the overall Club of the Year in the Medium-Large group. Congratulations to every member. A special thanks from me for everyone who went the extra mile this year either by taking leadership in any effort, participating in service projects, providing additional support to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation or to the PolioPlus fund.