Check out the List of Award recipients for the 2020-21 year:  CLICK HERE

Hugh Archer  Awards –  2022 award  

Inventor, engineer, executive, humanitarian, scientist, businessman Past Rl President (1989-1990) and Dearborn Rotarian Hugh M. Archer was all those things and more, making him one of Rotary’s “Renaissance Men”. Hugh Archer died on July 15, 2005 in Dearborn Michigan, and his legacy to Rotary lives on in the hearts and minds of Rotarians worldwide. Hugh’s great belief was that Rotarians enjoyed their meetings, enjoyed service, enjoyed informality and enjoyed getting to know one another. The Rl theme for his year was pure Hugh Archer: Enjoy Rotary”.  District 6400 and his home club established these awards to honor Hugh during his year as Rotary International President. The Archer award is for a New Project either for an individual club or collaborative with 2 or more clubs.

Deadline for both Hugh Archer awards    April 1st, 2022

Hugh Archer Collaborative Award  download write-able form here 

Hugh Archer Award down load write-able form here

Hedke Awards      2021-22 Rotary Year

This award honors the memory of Richard C. Hedke, member of the Detroit Rotary Club and Rotary International President in 1946-47. The award is presented yearly to the club in District 6400 that achieves the best balance in several areas, including Club Administration, Membership, Public Image, Service Projects and Rotary Foundation.  Individual winners in each category are also presented.

COG Awards 

The Council of Governor’s (COG) award is the premier award of District 6400 and it is designed to recognize individuals for their exemplary past and continuing service to the District and to their Club.  Just as the cog represents an integral working part of the Rotary logo wheel, the individual represents a vital moving part of the Rotary Wheel of Service.  The COG Award is designed to recognize an individual, currently active, for outstanding service in one or more of the five avenues of service including continued service to the individual’s club.  

To see who has already won a COG Award, download list here: cog by year click here

Rotary Road Trips:  

(A Rotary passport to  fellowship  Activity)


Other Awards to be presented:

  1. Best Communications.
  2. Best New Member Orientation Program.
  3. Membership Award- Percentage and Net Gain. This award will be given on the basis of information recorded at RI by comparing the July 1, 2019 membership with the April 1, 2020 membership. Two awards will be given if the club with the net gain is different than the club with greatest percentage increase. This information is obtained by Governor and Membership Chair (via Rotary International)
  4. Greatest total number and greatest per capita number of Peace Chain Links.
  5. Polio Fundraising Awards (Greatest total number and greatest per capita number.)
  6. Volunteer Hours Award (One per Area)

Rotary International Awards – Individual Recognitions

To get more information and the nomination process and forms type “Rotary International Recognize Individual Awardsinto your browser search engine.

Clubs can honor a Rotarian who participates in service activities in one of the five Avenues of Service -club, vocational, community, international, and youth service. Nominations are made by the club presidents at any time during the year and the awards is a certificate delivered electronically.

After a Rotarian has received each of the five district-level awards, they are eligible for Rotary’s overall Avenues of Service Award.