WAIKIKI - Two Maui Rotary clubs were honored at the Rotary International District 5000 awards ceremony and installation June 16 at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki.
The Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise was named club of the year in the small club division, for those with as many as 24 members, and the Rotary Club of Valley Isle Sunset garnered a first-place award in membership development.
Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise took the top award for the sixth consecutive year by garnering first-place awards in the following categories: club service, club website, public image, new generations, vocational service, community service and international service. The club received the overall public relations award, the Rotary International Presidential Citation, the RI 2011-12 Changemaker Award, and the Literacy Award with Distinction. The club was also first runner-up in the membership development and attendance percentage. Receiving the awards was club President Jane Emery.
Jane Emery (left), president of Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise 2010-11, and Sylvia Ho, president of the Rotary Club of Valley Isle Sunset, display their “frisbee” awards presented to small clubs by Rotary District 5000.
The Rotary Club of Valley Isle Sunset received the first runner-up award in the small clubs category, as well as the following categories: public image, foundation participation, membership net increase, club website, public relations, club administration, community service, vocational service and new generations. The club also received the following awards: Rotary International Presidential Citation, the RI 2011-12 Changemaker Award, the Literacy Award with Distinction, RI recognition of Small Club Membership Growth, and the 100% Benefactor Club Award. Receiving the awards was club President Sylvia Ho.
"Frisbee" patches were presented to the first-place and runner-up winners.
There are nine Rotary clubs on Maui. For information, contact Maui Assistant District Govs. Rita Barreras at 264-0491 or Joanne Laird at 757-0981.