The Rotary International District 5000 Convention was recently held at the Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu.
During this 3-day convention, District Governor Chet DalSanto presented awards to clubs that were judged in a number of categories for final determination of Club of the Year.
Rotary International District 5000 is made up of 49 clubs. There are 25 small clubs (0-29 members), 18 medium clubs (30-49 members) and 6 large clubs (50+ members) statewide in these divisions.
Patty Hemmen, president of Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise, and Joe Mitchell, president of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea, display two of their “Frisbee” awards at the Rotary District 5000 Convention. To their left is Karin Harris, president-elect of the Rotary Club of Wailuku.
The awards were presented during the convention in various ceremonies. Award "Frisbee" patches were presented to the first runner-up and then the winner in each size division in the following categories: Rotary International Foundation Participation & Giving, Public Image, Club Website & Newsletter, Membership Development, Membership Net Increase, Community Service, Club Service, Vocational Service, International Service and New Generations Service.
Club presidents submitted information on their club's activities in each category during the Rotary International year which began on July 1, 2012. The submissions and one-page narratives were then reviewed and rated by presidents in categories other than their own. Ratings were then submitted to the awards chair and the district governor for final tabulation.
Four Maui Rotary clubs took home awards:
* The Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise was the third-place winner for Club of the Year for the Small Club Division and won awards in the following areas - first place for Website, Public Image and New Generations; and first runner-up for Club Administration.
* The Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea was the third-place winner for Club of the Year for the Medium Club Division and won awards in the following areas - first place for International Service and first runner-up for New Generations.
* The Rotary Club of Lahaina won awards in the Medium Club Division in the following areas - first place for Membership Development and first runner-up for Net Membership Increase, Public Image and Foundation Participation.
* The Rotary Club of Wailuku won a first runner-up in the Small Club Division for Rotary Foundation Total Annual Giving.
Additional honors were received by the following Maui Rotary clubs:
* The Rotary International Presidential Citation was received by the Rotary Clubs of Maui, Wailuku, Kihei Sunrise, Kihei Wailea and Lahaina Sunrise.
* The District Governor's Citation was received by the Rotary Clubs of Maui, Wailuku, Kihei Sunrise, Lahaina and Lahaina Sunrise.
* The Premier Club (for involvement in membership recruitment and retention) was received by the Rotary Clubs of Maui, Kihei Sunrise, Lahaina and Lahaina Sunrise.
* The Literacy Award was received by the Rotary Clubs of Maui, Kihei Sunrise and Kihei Wailea.
* The District Governor's Distinguished Literacy Award was received by the Rotary Clubs of Maui and Kihei Sunrise.
There are nine Rotary clubs on Maui: Kahului, Kihei Sunrise, Kihei Wailea, Lahaina, Lahaina Sunrise, Maui Club, Upcountry Club, Valley Isle Sunset and Wailuku.