Kiwanis Club, Division, and District Awards
DISTINGUISHED CLUB AWARD BANNER PATCH
Kiwanis International awards this patch to clubs who have met set criteria for each. Each year the International Board sets the criteria for the year's Distinguished Club Award. Deadline October 30, 2012
Click here to download the Distinguished Criteria/Form.
Kiwanis International recognizes those Kiwanians who meet criteria set by the International Board. Deadline Oct 15.
Click here to see the criteria and submit names for your club.
DIVISION PROJECT AWARD
The District designed this award to promote cooperation on service within a division with hopes that these projects will spark a club's interest to have close communications with the entire division throughout the year.
One division will be chosen as the winner. A plaque will be presented to the Lt. Governor with certificates given to each club that participated. The division will have the option to provide a feature article for the Carolina Kiwanian. Second and Third place winners will also be chosen and awarded certificates (to both the Lt. Governor and each participating club with the option of an article in a future issue of the Carolina Kiwanian.
Click here to download the Division Project Award Form.
HERB HENNIG AWARD
The Herb Hennig Award is given to an outstanding club secretary. Clubs can nominate an outstanding secretary by sending a written explanation why they feel the secretary is deserving of the award.
Clubs should send to their Lt. Governor substantiating letters from Kiwanis leaders, such as past club presidents, and should also have letters from others in the community who could substantiate the secretary's service to the community and to Kiwanis. Lt. Governors are responsible to acquire nominations from the clubs in their division. The Lt. Governor then selects one out of all the nominations received and sends it to the District Office by October 31 of the next administrative year.
The District Achievement Committee then considers all nominees for the award and selects one. The chosen secretary is usually presented the Herb Hennig Trophy at the Mid-Winter Conference.
The Kiwanis Club in the Carolinas District having the best interclub visitation record during each administrative year will be recognized and will receive an award at the District Convention held during the next administrative year. The Achievement Committee will choose the winning club at the end of the Kiwanis year by evaluation of the Interclub Report submitted by clubs. Note: An official interclub visit is a planned visit in which 4 members of a club participate; two members must be from a Kiwanis club and the other two may be from a Circle K or Key Club sponsored by the visiting Kiwanis club. If the evaluation of the reports using a set grading system results in a tie between two or more clubs, the largest number of member's participation in the visits to other clubs in the division will be the winner.
If clubs have submitted all monthly reports for the 2011-12 year, the information will be taken from them. However, a club may also download and submit this form
if the reports were not completed.
If a club completed an interclub with every club in its division, and completes the information on their monthly report forms, then the club will receive an Interclub Patch.
Please mail at least one example of your club's newsletter for each quarter in 2011-12 (Quarter 1: Oct—Dec 2011, Quarter 2: Jan—March 2012, Quarter 3: April—June 2012, Quarter 4: July—Sept 2012) to the district office.
Grading will take place prior to the MidYear Conference and the winner will be announced during the conference. The district will evaluate newsletters according to this checklist
DEADLINE JANUARY 11.
OUTSTANDING LT. GOVERNOR AWARD
Of all the Lt. Governors, this award will only be given to ONE OUTSTANDING Lt. Governor. The Lt. Governor will be recognized at the District Convention following his/her year of service.
50% of the Clubs in the division achieve distinguished.
The Lt. Governor recruits two members.
The Lt. Governor has a minimum of 4 division council meetings during his year.
The Lt. Governor communicates to clubs by newsletter or email monthly.
Once a Lt. Governor meets these criteria, an essay should be submitted as to why he/she deserves outstanding Lt. Governor (in the event of more than one Lt. Governor achieving the top four criteria).
Ideas to include in the essay:
Did the division begin a new service project that brought the clubs closer together under the leadership of the Lt. Governor?
Was there a "special event" that this Lt. Governor inaugurated?
What was special about this Lt. Governor?
OUTSTANDING PRESIDENT AWARD
Of all the Presidents in a division, this award will only be given to ONE OUTSTANDING President per division. These Presidents will be recognized at the District Convention following his/her year of service. Of all the OUTSTANDING DIVISION PRESIDENTS, one will be chosen as the OUTSTANDING CLUB PRESIDENT for the entire district and will be recognized at the District Convention following his/her year of service.
His/her club must be distinguished the year of his/her service
He/she must recruit two members during the year of his/her service
The Club must have a net gain in membership for his/her year of service
The Club President must attend a minimum of two division council meetings
There must be a communication to members through a newsletter or email at least quarterly.
Once a Club President meets these criteria, an essay should be submitted as to why he/she deserves Outstanding Club President (in the event of more than one President achieving the five criteria listed above). Ideas to include in the essay:
Did the club begin a new service project that brought the club closer together under the leadership of the President?
Was there a "special event" that this President inaugurated?
What was special about this President?
The Lt. Governor will then submit the name of the Outstanding Club President to the District Office along with the Essay so that one may be chosen as the OUTSTANDING CLUB PRESIDENT of the entire district.