ROTARY CITATION

THE ROTARY CITATION 2019-20: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Rotary Citation: Setting club goals for your year

2:00 - 2:40 (40 min)

  • Learning Objective:
    • To accept the challenge that each strive to earn the Rotary Citation.
    • To learn about the District Awards for club excellence to be awarded in May 2020.


  • Visit 5400pets.com > Club Presidents > Rotary Citation and review the handout on-line
  • Take out your copy of the Citation from the packet.
  • Read the last 3 paragraphs of Mark Maloney's Cover Letter.
  • Go over the Citation rules:
    • ACTIVITY: Select 10 Presidents and divide them into two teams. Play the Ring the Bell game to learn more about the Citation
  • Case Studies: Uniting People and Taking Action


Discussion Questions:

    • What is the Rotary Citation and what is it for? (formerly the Presidential Citation)
    • In what ways does striving for the Rotary Citation make your club a better club?
    • Select 5 of the goals from the Unite People section. Who on your board or in your club might you delegate these 5 goals to? Take a few minutes to work on this.
    • Select 5 of the goals from the Take Action section. Who on your board or in your club might you delegate these 5 goals to? Take a few minutes to work on this.


  • In addition to the Rotary Citation, the District also recognizes hard work. District Awards
  • Strategic Planning
  • How to use Rotary Club Central
Rotary Citation 2019-20 Brochure.pdf

UNITING PEOPLE

What is the challenge?

FAMILIES AND YOUNGER ROTARIANS

What is Rotary's attitude toward families?

CULTURE OF FLEXIBILITY

Name one way your club be more flexible and more diverse?

A LEARNING GAME ABOUT THE ROTARY CITATION

Select 10 participants and divide them into 2 teams of 5 in front of the room. Give each team a bell. Start the contest by reading the questions below. Appoint a score keeper.

RING THE BELL COMPETITION

THIS IS BEST TOOL YOU HAVE TO BECOME AN EXCELLENT CLUB

Rotary Citation 2019-20.pdf

WHICH 10 GOALS SHOULD OUR CLUB CHOOSE?

CASE STUDY #1: Divide the room into groups of about 10 people representing large clubs with 10 directors. Appoint someone to be club president. Your club is BIG. People don't know each other well. In fact, you have very little idea about what anyone else's occupation is in your club. However, you sponsor an small Interact Club at the High School. You do NOT have a Youth Exchange Student and you haven't sent anyone to RYLA recently. From years past, however, your club does have quite a few people who were past members, involved in Rotary programs of one kind or another, AND many kids, now grown, who participated in your club's interact group. Some of those youth went on to do some amazing things and are now leaders in your community and in the world. You have a director of membership but no formal membership committee. Instead you have a 'committee of the whole' and consider all club members as members of the Membership Committee. Most club members don't know they are considered part of a membership committee. Select 5 goals from the UNITE PEOPLE section that you will pursue next year.

CASE STUDY #2: Divide the room into groups of about 10 people representing a small clubs with no real board of directors. Appoint someone to be club president. You do not have a Foundation Committee but you did once have a member who was a major donor and donated over $10,000 to Rotary. You have a favorite annual service project that gets the community out. About half of your club members actually come out and work on the project every year. In fact, your project is so good that you have thought about posting it on Rotary.org as an example of something ANY CLUB could do in their community. The media always comes to your service project and they give you good coverage but they usually focus on the service project and don't really talk much about Rotary's story. The US Forest Service also likes your project and they give you a permit to work in area where your project takes place, but they usually don't show up or help you with the project. As a group select 5 goals from the TAKE ACTION section that you will pursue next year.

FOR OVERACHIEVING CLUBS - "CITATION WITH DISTINCTION"

SCROLL TO THE MIDDLE OF PAGE 3 TO SEE A SUMMARY OF ROTARY CITATION CRITERIA

Goal Center Goals 2019-20 Club Central