The Rotary Club of Lake Hickory recently ended its 2015-2016 year with several presentations and recognitions.
Jeff Mackie, president during the 2015-2016 Rotary year, announced at a recent club meeting that the Rotary Club of Lake Hickory received three awards at the recent Rotary District 7670 conference held in Kingsport, Tennessee. District 7670 is comprised of 50 clubs stretching across 22 counties in western North Carolina.
Rotary Club of Lake Hickory was awarded a 2015-2016 Presidential Citation at the Gold level. The Gold level is the highest possible award category and only six were awarded in District 7670. The award is earned on criteria determined by the president of Rotary International. The award recognizes individual Rotary Clubs for an array of achievements that promote Rotary membership growth, enhances charitable service through the Rotary Foundation, and strengthens Rotary's network domestically and internationally. Individual Rotary Clubs that qualify for the Presidential Citation multiply the impact of their good work through the network of more than 34,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide.
The Rotary Club of Lake Hickory was also awarded a District Governor's Distinguished Club Citation, which recognizes individual clubs for annual achievements in club service, membership growth, vocational service, community service, Rotary Foundation support, international service and youth service.
The Rotary Club of Lake Hickory also received the Zone 33 Public Image Citation for outstanding achievement in enhancing Rotary's public image in the community.
Rotary Club of Lake Hickory member Bill Loehr was awarded the Distinguished Service award recognizing his outstanding work on behalf of the Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Foundation is Rotary International's charitable fund raising vehicle. Only five of these awards were presented at the District Convention.