The Club Excellence awards, formerly the Rotary Citation awards recognize the hard work clubs do throughout the year. Working to achieve the Club Excellence goals helps clubs engage their members, increase their impact, stay relevant in their communities, and run more efficiently. A welcoming and engaging club not only fosters a positive experience for its members, but also reflects the values of Rotary. When clubs achieve these goals, they contribute to the overall health and culture of Rotary for generations to come.

Your Rotary, Rotaract, or Interact club can earn a Club Excellence Award for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and your club. Goals include increasing club membership, engaging members in sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, building awareness of Rotary in your community, and having an up-to-date strategic plan.

Rotary Club Excellence Award

Club excellence goals can be found in Rotary Club Central. To achieve the Club Excellence Award, review all the available goals, select at least half of them, achieve those goals, and report your achievement in Rotary Club Central.

All achievements need to be reported in Rotary Club Central by 30 June.

Rotaract Club Excellence Award

Rotaract clubs can find their goals in Rotary Club Central beginning 1 July 2024. Clubs that set, achieve, and report goal achievement of at least half of the goals by the end of the Rotary year will earn a Club Excellence award.

Only Rotaract clubs that have an active charter with Rotary International are eligible for the citation. To confirm that a club is active, Rotarians can check the Listing of Club-Sponsored Organizations in Rotary Club Central.

All achievements need to be reported by 30 June.

Interact Club Excellence Award

Interact clubs that achieve the Interact goals by the end of the Rotary year will earn a Club Excellence award.

Only Interact clubs that have an active charter with Rotary International are eligible for the award. To confirm that a club is active, Rotarians can check the Listing of Club-Sponsored Organizations in Rotary Club Central.

All achievements need to be reported by 15 August.

The sponsor Rotary club’s president completes the online nomination form by 15 August. For Interact clubs with more than one sponsor club, only one nomination should be submitted for any given Interact club.

Resources and reference

Rotary support

Questions? Write to rotarysupportcenter@rotary.org