AWARDS

The Rotary Club of Clearwater is proud to recognize Rotarians for their exemplary service to the club, the community, to the Rotary District, or to Rotary International. Each year, we also are honored to recognize our local public safety professionals for their sacrifices for our community.

The Alfred P. Marshall Award

In memory of Alfred P. Marshall, an outstanding Rotarian and public servant, The Rotary Club of Clearwater established the Alfred P. Marshall Award in 1988 to recognize exemplary service by long-standing members of the Club. The awardee is selected by the club at large in voting that occurs over 2 consecutive weekly meetings and is presented with a large trophy that is passed on from year to year to the award winner. The criteria are:

  • Candidate member has been a member of this Rotary Club for fifteen years or more.
  • Candidate has served as a member of the Board of Directors of any Rotary Club.
  • Candidate who qualifies as above, but is no longer a member of the Rotary Club due to death or illness.
  • A Past President, who qualifies as above, is not eligible for this Award until five years following his/her term as President, including the current Rotary Club President.

 

Previous Recipients Alfred Marshall Award

  • 2017 Jim Watrous
  • 2016 Harold Korb
  • 2015 Craig Gilman
  • 2014 Dillard Nash
  • 2013 Chip Kuykendall
  • 2012 Joel Guinand
  • 2011 Pat LePeak
  • 2010 Andy Burwell
  • 2009 Dewey Williams
  • 2008 George Greer
  • 2007 Crockett Farnell
  • 2006 Jared Brown
  • Don Guckian
  • Jim Grove
  • Joseph Daily

  • Chuck Finegan
  • George Mallory
  • Glenn Loughridge
  • Claude Vester
  • Scott Hale
  • Daniel Carlisle
  • Bert Munro
  • Herbert Brown
  • Ralph Frick
  • Robert Clark
  • George Hardy
  • H. H. Carlisle
  • James Stewart
  • David Perkins

Inaugural 1988 post humous awardees:

  • Taver Bayly
  • John Chesnut, Sr.
  • Bill Hinsey
  • Art Kitchen
  • Alfred Marshall
  • Frank Tack
  • Reade Tilley
  • Harry Turnburke

Rotarian of the Year Award

Established in 2007, the Rotarian of the Year is awarded in even-numbered years to the year’s outstanding Clearwater Rotarian in recognition of their service in the Clearwater Rotary Club. The awardee is selected by the club board of directors. This award is not necessarily an annual award but rather is bestowed as needed at such time that a deserving candidate is presented. The criteria are:

  • The award recognizes a Rotarian who has used their talents for Rotary Service to improve our Club, our Community and/or our world.
  • The award is open to all Clearwater Rotarians except current board members and officers.
  • The candidate is duly nominated by any officer or director of the Clearwater Board of Directors.
  • The Board of Directors shall decide by nomination and vote the Rotarian of the Year.
  • A recipient is not eligible to be nominated for the award once received for 5 years.

 

Previous Recipients Rotarian of The Year

  • 2016 Caitlin Joy
  • 2015 Neil Brickfield
  • 2014 Dewey Williams
  • 2013 Micah Maxwell
  • 2012 Chip Kuykendahl
  • 2011 John Woodruff
  • 2010 Bob Clark
  • 2009 Pat Lepeak
  • 2008 Scott Hale
  • 2007 Staci Price

The Four-Way Test Award

Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Awarded in odd-numbered years to a club member who most personifies the 4-Way Test. The awardee should be someone who consistently exhibits the 4-Way Test in their personal, civic and business life, and has “stepped up to the plate” in support of Rotary and The Rotary Club of Clearwater. Any club member, except past winners, is eligible, regardless of age or length of time in the club. Selection is by ballot elected by the club at large. This award is not necessarily an annual award but rather is bestowed as needed at such time that a deserving candidate is presented.

 

Previous Recipients 4-Way Test Award

  • 2014 Ann Kerr 
  • 2013 Fred Brown 
  • 2012 Craig Gilman 
  • 2011 Paul Douglass 
  • 2010 Donna Ridley 
  • 2009 Andy Burwell 
  • 2008 Don Guckian 
  • 2007 Dewey Williams 
  • 2006 Cliff Snedeker 
  • 2005 George Greer 
  • 2004 George Greer 

  • David Perkins
  • George Hardy
  • Glenn Loughridge
  • Dillard Nash
  • Bob Clark
  • Herb Brown
  • Dan Carlisle
  • Ralph Frick
  • George Mallory
  • Bill Malia
  • Chuck Finegan
  • Scott Hale
  • John Slaughter
  • Jim Grove

The Herb Brown “Service to Rotary” Award

The Herb Brown Service to Rotary award was created in 2009 and is awarded by the Board of Directors to a Rotarian for their exemplary service to Rotary beyond the Club level, including service at the District level or International level. This award is not necessarily an annual award but rather is bestowed as needed at such time that a deserving candidate is presented. Learn more about Herb Brown.

Previous Recipients The Herb Brown “Service to Rotary” Award

  • 2016 Jocelyn Chapman
  • 2015 Amanda Fisher
  • 2010 Cliff Snedeker

Public Safety and Service Awards

The Rotary Public Safety and Service Awards were created by past Rotary president Neil Brickfield in 2007 to annually recognize a Clearwater Firefighter and Clearwater Police Officer for their public service “off the job”. Since its inception, we have recognized officers and firefighters who have taken public service to the next level through their community work and involvement above and beyond their professional commitments.

Additionally, the Rotary Club of Clearwater is honored to provide the venue for the presentation of the annual Joseph F. Cornelius Family Foundation Police Officer of the Year Award – the highest honor presented by the Clearwater Police Department. The award was founded by the late Joseph Cornelius and his wife Mirth when Mr. Cornelius was president of the Bank of Clearwater. The award recognizes a Clearwater Police Officer or officers who performed an exceptional act of heroism and valor in the line of duty. Today, the Cornelius Family Foundation is represented by Mr. Cornelius’ daughter, Karen Crown, who annually presents the honor in conjunction at a Rotary Club of Clearwater meeting with the Clearwater Police Chief. Ms. Crown is a member of the Belleair Rotary Club.

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