Posted by Chris Peterson on Oct 11, 2018
The ROTARY CITATION recognizes Rotary Clubs that support each of 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 if you keep your club and member information up-to-date in My Rotary. You’ll use online tools like Rotary Club Central to inform Rotary when you achieve other goals.
2018 – 2019 Rotary Citation:
Support and Strengthen Clubs
Achieve at least 3 of the following goals:
  • Achieve a net gain of at least 1 member
  • 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% or more in 2017 – 2018, maintain it
  • Achieve a net gain of female members
  • Have at least 60% of club members report their birth dates through My Rotary
  • Sponsor or co-sponsor a new Rotary Club
  • Conduct a classification study of your members’ occupations and work to align your membership with the mix of businesses and professions in your community
Focus and Increase Humanitarian Service
Achieve at least 3 of the following goals:
  • Sponsor a Rotary Community Corps
  • Sponsor or co-sponsor an Interact or Rotoract Club
  • Contribute at least $100 per capita to the Annual Fund
  • Increase the number of members involved in service projects
  • 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.
Enhance Public Image and Awareness
Achieve at least 3 of the following goals:
  • Post successful club projects, with details about activities, volunteer hours, and funds raised on Rotary Showcase
  • 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
  • Host an event for Rotary Alumni and highlight Rotary’s networking opportunities
  • Continue or establish a partnership with a corporate, governmental, or non-governmental entity and work on a project together
  • Sponsor a Youth Exchange Student or RYLA participant
Achieve these goals in addition to earning the Rotary Citation to receive SILVER (1 goal), GOLD (2 goals), or PLATINUM (3 goals) distinction
  • Achieve a net gain of 5 or more members
  • Show how your club’s members are People of Action by promoting your club and its service activities on social media at least 4 times per month
  • Initiate or continue a leadership, personal, or professional development program to enhance members’ skills and the value of their membership