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.
Previous Recipients Alfred Marshall Award
Inaugural 1988 post humous awardees:
Previous Recipients Rotarian of The Year
Previous Recipients 4-Way Test Award
Previous Recipients The Herb Brown “Service to Rotary” Award
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.