2023-24  Awards

Hugh Archer  


The Hugh Archer Award honors a wonderful and kind Dearborn Rotarian who served as our District Governor in 1969 – 70.  Hugh served as Rotary International President in 1989 – 90 with the  International theme of  “Enjoy Rotary”.  Hugh’s theme is used as the basis for this annual district award, that encourages clubs to have fun while providing a new, important service project.   Hugh’s greatest belief was that Rotary members enjoyed their meetings, service, informality and getting to know each other.

There are two divisions of the Hugh Archer Award; one for individual club projects and one for club collaborative projects.     The awards are given to club(s) in District 6400 that initiate a new project that encourages teamwork among club members and that best exemplifies Hugh’s RI theme of “Enjoy Rotary”.  The project must be implemented between May 8, 2023 and April 1, 2024.

These projects are outstanding examples of how Rotary makes an impressive, long-term impact both here in our district communities and in the world, serving as a great legacy to Hugh Archer.   

Completed applications submitted to District Governor Elect Nick Krayacich   later than April 1, 2024


Hugh Archer  Awards –  2024 award  

Archer_ single club application download here

Archer__Collaborative application  download here

Hedke Awards      2023-24Rotary Year    


Dick Hedke joined as a member of the Rotary Club of Detroit in 1920 and served as Rotary International President 1946 – 47.  He also served as a member of The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees. Dick’s firm belief was that Rotary clubs should be strong in Club and Community Service, along with Vocational and International Service as an equal balance.Dick Hedke Service Division Recognition is provided to the club that has the best overall score in each of the five categories:    Club Administration,  Membership,  Public Image, Service Project, Foundation      

The Dick Hedke Overall Award is presented to the club with the best combined score in all categories.   In addition to the point scoring, the application provides the opportunity for clubs to submit a narrative to “tell their success story”. .  A total of 20 points will be available, with each topic in the narrative awarded 1-5 points each.


Please complete the Hedke award application on Survey Monkey    Please be sure to do the narrative questions. 

You may use the following PDF as a Hedke 2023-24 Worksheet download here

COG Awards 

The Council of Governor’s (COG) award 

To see who has already won a COG Award, download list here: cogbyyear