Rotary Club of the Year

DG Charles Minton, Chairman

Contact DG Charles


The Governor's Cup

OUTSTANDING CLUB OF THE YEAR AWARD

Begun in 2002, the district’s Outstanding Club of the Year Award has honored 14 clubs: Berkeley Heights, Branchburg, Dunellen-Green Brook, Flemington, Hamilton Township (three times), Hillsborough (twice), Lambertville-New Hope, Old Bridge-Sayreville, Princeton, Princeton Corridor, Robbinsville-Hamilton Sunrise, Woodbridge-Perth Amboy, and Westfield. 

Award Criteria from Rotary International's Presidential Citation

MANDATORY ACTIVITIES

MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND RETENTION

Your achievement of these goals will be verified in . Make sure that all membership data reported through My Rotary or your data integration service provider is accurate by cross-checking the membership data in your club report in . You can start tracking progress toward your retention goals in September.

Complete at least two of the following:

  • Achieve a net gain in membership. Small clubs (up to 50 members) must achieve a net gain of at least one member; large clubs (51 or more members) must achieve a net gain of at least two members.
  • Improve the member retention rate by at least 1 percent from last year, or maintain 100 percent retention.
  • Induct new members under the age of 40. Small clubs (up to 50 members) must induct at least two. Large clubs (51 or more members) must induct at least four. Have the new members post profiles on .

FOUNDATION GIVING

Your achievement of these goals will automatically be recorded in the contribution and recognition reports in .

In celebration of our Foundation’s centennial, several of these goals refer to the original donation of $26.50, the amount used to start The Rotary Foundation in 1917. The approximate equivalent of $26.50 today is $536.

Complete at least three of the following:

Your club membership data as of 1 July, which is used to calculate your club's per capita contribution, won't be available in Rotary's database until the end of August. Check back in September to begin tracking your club's progress toward this goal.

ONLINE TOOL ADOPTION

Your achievement of these goals will be automatically recorded in our database after you've completed each activity.

Complete at least two of the following:

  • Have at least 50 percent of club members list their skills and interests in their and unlock them so they’re visible on their public profiles.
  • Post at least one project, including photos and detailed information, on .
  • Contribute to or post a project in need of help on .
  • Have at least two club members participate in in My Rotary.

HUMANITARIAN SERVICE

Reporting and verification information follows each goal. Complete at least three of the following:

  • Sponsor at least one Rotary Community Corps to involve your community in project sustainability. (Your club's RCC must be certified with Rotary International. Confirm your club's status as an RCC sponsor or co-sponsor in the Club Sponsored Organizations report in . Email to report any errors.)
  • Have at least one club member join a Board-recognized . (Report in .)
  • Have at least one club member attend a . (Report in .)
  • Partner with The Rotary Foundation by sponsoring at least one project funded by a global grant or a district grant. (Contact your district to verify whether your club is registered as a global grant sponsor or as a district grant sponsor in the original spending plan submitted with your district's 2016-17 district grant application.)
  • Implement a project with one of (Report in .)
  • Establish a partnership with one or more corporate or government entities or non-governmental organizations and work on a project together. (Report in .)
  • Partner with at least five other Rotary clubs in your region to increase your project's scope and visibility. (Report in.)

NEW GENERATIONS

Rotaract or Interact clubs that your club sponsors must be certified with Rotary International. To ensure that your status as a sponsor or co-sponsor is recorded, club presidents may confirm RI's records in the Club Sponsored Organizations report in . Contact or to report any errors.

Complete at least three of the following:

  • Sponsor or co-sponsor a Rotaract club.
  • Sponsor or co-sponsor a community-based Rotaract club.
  • Sponsor or co-sponsor an Interact club.
  • Have at least one club member mentor a Rotaractor or Interactor. (Report in .)
  • Involve Rotaract or Interact members in club projects and events. (Report in .)
  • Sponsor or host at least one Rotary Youth Exchange student. (Report in .)
  • Sponsor a participant in a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) event. (Report in .)

PUBLIC IMAGE

Record your achievement of these goals in . Complete at least one of the following:

  • Host an event to educate your community about Rotary and The Rotary Foundation’s centennial.
  • Get local media to cover a club project.
  • Involve local media in at least one club event, project, or fundraiser.