Floyd and Sandra Olson International Service Foundation
Rotary District 5020 International Club of the Year Award
Each year it is our great pleasure to announce the Rotary District 5020 International Club of the Year Award. This award is our commitment to honor the legacy of Floyd Olson and his life partner Sandra and their incredible contribution as President of the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor, District Governor, and Rotary International Director.
Our intent is to both recognize the efforts of all Rotarians to improve lives, not just in our own communities but in communities throughout the developing world, and to encourage all Rotarians to support such efforts by themselves or by partnering with other clubs and organizations.
These projects materially benefit people who will never know you as a Rotarian or those who contribute either indirectly or directly to make these projects a reality.
Each year the Floyd and Sandra Olson International Service Foundation recognizes three clubs who have made the difficult efforts to assist communities in the developing world to complete a project in one of Rotary International’s area of focus. Last year’s winner, the Rotary Club of Port Orchard and Rotarian Bob and life partner Chris so embodied Floyd and Sandra Olson in their commitment to Rotary and our ideals. Bob’s loss will certainly be felt throughout Rotary.
First Place: $500, the Trophy and 500 Paul Harris Points goes to the Rotary Club of Poulsbo/North Kitsap. This club has been and continues to be a leader in quality projects in the developing world both by themselves and in partnership with others.
Second Place: 1000 Paul Harris Points goes to the Rotary Club of Lakewood for their extraordinary work in Nepal and India, among other efforts.
Third Place: 500 Paul Harris Points goes to the Rotary Club of Shelton Skookum for their efforts, especially in South Africa.
Please note that the Paul Harris Points are provided by the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island to recognize either members or others for their contributions to Rotary ideals.
Rotary asks for a great deal of information and documentation in the use of Rotary funds. This is as it should be, especially in international projects. Those demanding standards provide the assurance to those who generously give to fund such projects that their funds are used in the best way possible.
Yours in Rotary,
President – Floyd and Sandra Olson International Service Foundation