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Alumni Awards Webinar 2014

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This webinar covers the nomination process for the Alumni Association of the Year Award and the Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award. We discuss best practices for selecting a candidate for each award.

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Alumni Awards Webinar 2014

  1. 1. Alumni Awards Webinar Subject: Alumni Awards Presenters: RRFC Ron Ferrill and Kendall Abbey Date: 29 April 2014
  2. 2. ALUMNI AWARDS | 2 WELCOME Lindsay Giovannitti Alumni Relations Coordinator
  3. 3. ALUMNI AWARDS | 3 WELCOME Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator Ron Ferrill
  4. 4. ALUMNI AWARDS | 4 WELCOME Kendall Abbey Alumni Relations Specialist
  5. 5. ALUMNI AWARDS | 5 LEARNING GOALS • Learn about the nomination process for the Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award and the Alumni Association of the Year Awards. • Clarify due dates associated with these awards. • Exchange ideas and best practices about alumni awards
  6. 6. ALUMNI AWARDS | 6 Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award
  7. 7. ALUMNI AWARDS | 7 GLOBAL ALUMNI SERVIECE TO HUMANITY AWARD • Recognizes outstanding international service to humanity and professional achievements • Winner is honored at an RI Convention plenary session
  8. 8. ALUMNI AWARDS | 8 Maya Ajmera 1998-90 Ambassadorial Scholar 2013-14 Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award Winner
  9. 9. ALUMNI AWARDS | 9 Nomination Process Anyone in the Rotary community can suggest a potential nominee District RRFC Rotary DG Nomination Support Selection Information Administration
  10. 10. ALUMNI AWARDS | 1 0 Nomination Process • Form a selection committee. • Alert / inform districts in your zone or region. • Encourage identifying outstanding alumni. • Set submission deadline for the zone or region. • Select a winner and send to Rotary International.
  11. 11. ALUMNI AWARDS | 1 1 Examples of Distinguished Alumni Mark Turrentine P. Mona Khanna Kathleen Koch Francis Moloi
  12. 12. ALUMNI AWARDS | 1 2 Important Information • Nominations due to RI by 30 June 2014 • All living Foundation alumni are eligible • Electronic submission is highly encouraged • Contact candidate to inform them of his/her nomination and availability to speak at the RI Convention • Each RRFC can nominate one candidate every year • The candidate and his/her spouse will receive gratis airfare and hotel accommodations to attend the RI Convention
  13. 13. ALUMNI AWARDS | 1 3 Zone Winners • RRFC’s nominee = their Zone winner • Honor the individual at a Rotary event • Award plaque provided by Rotary
  14. 14. ALUMNI AWARDS | 1 4 Alumni Association of the Year Award
  15. 15. ALUMNI AWARDS | 1 5 Alumni Association of the Year Award Recognizes an alumni association that has: Increased awareness of the role Foundation alumni play in Rotary Demonstrated the lasting impact of Rotary Foundation programs
  16. 16. ALUMNI AWARDS | 1 6 2013-14 Alumni Association of the Year Award District 3020 Rotary Foundation Alumni Association
  17. 17. ALUMNI AWARDS | 1 7 Association Winners Receive a plaque and banner Recognition in Rotary media
  18. 18. ALUMNI AWARDS | 1 8 Award Criteria • Formally chartered by Rotary. • Have an online presence through social media (e.g., Facebook). • Promote the value of TRF alumni within Rotary. • Completed a project as a group in the past year that impacted a community. • Support Rotary’s mission and collaboration between Rotarians and members.
  19. 19. ALUMNI AWARDS | 1 9 Nomination Process • Form a selection committee. • Set submission deadline for the zone or region. • Encourage districts to identify associations. • Encourage nominations from districts. • Select a winner and send to RI Headquarters.
  20. 20. ALUMNI AWARDS | 2 0 Important Information • Any Rotarians / alumni can submit nomination to their RRFC. • All RRFCs may submit one nomination to Rotary to be considered . • Nominations need to be endorsed by RRFC. • Nominations due to RI by 30 June 2014. • Electronic submission is highly encouraged. • Handwritten versions will not be accepted.
  21. 21. ALUMNI AWARDS | 2 1 Alumni Association Facts • 122 Alumni Associations • Average size: 20-25 people • Approximately 2000-2500 active members
  22. 22. ALUMNI AWARDS | 2 2 No alumni associations in your area? • Identify active Rotary alumni in your area and ask if they are interested in chartering an association. • Get more information from Rotary staff on chartering process – alumni@rotary.org.
  23. 23. ALUMNI AWARDS | 2 3 Question & Answer
  24. 24. ALUMNI AWARDS | 2 4 Thank you for joining us today If you have additional questions, please contact us at alumni@rotary.org

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