The Rotary District 6000 Awards committee is proud of ALL of the members in our District as they stand in service to their communities and around the world!  It is also an honor and privilege to recognize exemplary Rotarians in our District who have been recipients of Rotary International’s and The Rotary Foundation’s highest awards for service.  It is humbling that our district has been recognized so consistently through the decades that these awards have been presented!  Bravo!
 
Earlier Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation award recipients from our district are on the list at left.
 
These awards are typically presented at the District Conference, however in 19-20 they had to be presented at the honorees’ club meetings virtually.
Loring Miller of the Rotary Club of Decatur County received Rotary International’s highest individual honor, the Service Above Self award. He was one of only 143 Rotarians in the world to receive the SAS in 2019-20.
Gerald Klonglan of the Rotary Club of Ames received The Rotary Foundation’s second highest honor, the Citation of Meritorious Service.
Ken Noble of the Rotary Club of West Liberty was one of 9 recipients in the world of TRF’s PolioPlus Pioneer award for early leadership in the polio eradication effort.
Brock Earnhardt of the Rotary Club of Davenport is one of only 42 Rotarians in the world to receive The Rotary Foundation's Distinguished Service award, its highest honor.
Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn of Des Moines is one of 25 recipients in the world to be honored with the Rotary International Excellence in Service to Humanity Award, a non-Rotarian recognition.