The Presidential Citation

Mark Pearce Announcements, District Governor

Rotary clubs the world over are annually invited to participate in a recognition program that provides initiative, identity and direction for the global organization; this is the Presidential Citation process.

For Rotary year 2012-13, RI President Sakuji Tanaka challenges clubs to brand the theme – Peace Through Service – by conducting a peace event or discussion, launching a peace project or erecting a peace memorial within the community. Many clubs in District 6080 have answered the call in creative and impactful ways.

It is now time for clubs to compile their activities, events and achievements and submit their Presidential Citation achievement reports to their AGs and to me (DG Mark Pearce at The Presidential Citation submissions will be reviewed for adequately addressing President Tanaka’s stated objectives. Those clubs passing the review will be recognized at the International level.

The Presidential Citation forms for Rotary Clubs, Rotaract Clubs and Interact Clubs are available online.

The Presidential Citation filing deadline is Sunday, March 31st.

EVERY club has the opportunity to qualify for the Presidential Citation this year. Any member or group of members of a Rotary club can be the spark plugs that make it happen. Successful completion of the Presidential Citation is a badge, projecting throughout the organization that your’s is a club that exhibits service above self in profound ways, and is working cooperatively with over 34,000 clubs in over 230 countries to make the world a better place.

District 6080 is comprised of fifty clubs. Should forty-nine of our fifty clubs qualify for the Presidential Citation, I will feel we have not risen to our full potential. Check with your club President to see that your Presidential Citation report is being complied for submission, and ask your president if there is any way that you can help with the process.

That’s the volunteer spirit that makes Rotary the exceptional organization that it is today.

Mark Pearce
Governor 2012-13
Rotary District 6080