Posted by Jerry Wilkins on Nov 04, 2020
Our club has earned the Rotary Platinum Citation, the most significant award a Rotary club can achieve, for 2019-20. During a year that was challenging for many Rotarians around the world, our club demonstrated a commitment to achieve its goals, which ultimately helps strengthen Rotary and shape our future.
2019-2020 Rotary Club Citation
The Rotary Club Citation recognizes Rotary clubs that support our strategic Priorities by completing certain activities.
Clubs have the entire Rotary Year to achieve the citation’s goals.
Rotary can automatically verify many of your club’s achievements as long As you keep your club and member information up-to-date in My Rotary.
To be eligible for the Rotary Club Citation, clubs need to begin the year as Active clubs that are in good standing and remain so throughout the year.
Achievements will be compared with membership figures from 1 July 2019 and will be recognized after the 1 July 2020 numbers are final, on 15 August 2020.
Achieve at least 5 of the following goals:
  • Appoint an active club membership committee comprised of no less than five members and report the chair to Rotary International
  • Achieve a net gain in membership
  • Maintain or improve your club’s retention of current and new members:
    • Improve your club’s retention rate by 1 percentage point or
    • If your club’s retention rate was 90 percent or more in 2018-2019, maintain it
  • Achieve a net gain in female members or members under the age of 40
  • Conduct a study of your members’ occupations, and work to align your membership with the mix of businesses and professions in your community
  • Sponsor or co-sponsor a new Rotary club or Rotary Community Corps
  • Sponsor or co-sponsor an Interact or Rotaract club
  • Host an event for Rotary alumni, and highlight Rotary’s networking opportunities
  • Sponsor a Youth Exchange student or RYLA participant
Achieve at least 5 of the following goals:
  • Appoint an active club Foundation committee comprised of no less than five members and report the chair to Rotary International
  • Increase the number of members involved in service projects
  • Contribute at least $100 per capita to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation
  • Hold an event to raise funds for, or to increase awareness of, Rotary’s work toward polio eradication
  • Conduct a significant local or international service project in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus
  • Post successful club projects, with details about activities, volunteer hours, and funds raised, on
  • Continue or establish a partnership with a corporate, governmental, or nongovernmental entity and work on a project together
  • Use Rotary’s brand guidelines, templates, People of Action campaign materials, and related resources
  • Arrange for the club’s members to talk with the media to tell your club’s and Rotary’s story
2019-2020 Rotary Club Citation with Presidential Distinction
This year, clubs can receive the Rotary Club Citation with Presidential Distinction when they achieve the Rotary Club Citation plus one to three additional goals.
Achieve these goals in addition to earning the Rotary Club Citation to receive SILVER (1 goal), GOLD (2 goals), or PLATINUM (3 goals) distinction.
  • Connect leaders. Achieve a net gain of five or more members
  • Connect families. Organize a family-oriented service project that connects families of your members, youth program participants, and others
  • Connect professionally. Initiate or continue a leadership, personal, or professional development program to enhance members’ skills
  • Connect community. Show how your club’s members are People of Action by promoting your club and its service activities on social media at least four times per month