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Cadwallader Award Of Rotary District 5650  

The Cadwallader Award was implemented in 1963 by Rotary District 5650 to recognize each year an outstanding Rotarian(s) in the District. This award is presented in honor of Charles N. Cadwallader, who served as President of Lincoln Rotary Club #14 during the 1932-1933 year; as District Governor during the 1937-1938 year for District 120 which was the number of the District at that time (The District number eventually became #5650 in 1991); as a Director of Rotary International; and who was the sponsor of eleven Rotary clubs in the District. The award has been endowed by a gift from Charles N. and Ruth Cadwallader.

The award is presented to a Rotarian in the District who has made a monumental contribution in one or all of the Avenues of Rotary Service: Community Service, International Service, Vocational Service, Club Service and Youth Service. Past District Governors or the current District Governor are not eligible to receive the award. In addition any Rotarian in the District who has been previously recognized with a Council of Governors Special Award is not eligible to receive this award. The recipient(s) truly represents the embodiment of Rotary.

The request for nominees is the responsibility of a special Cadwallader Selection Committee of the Council of Governors Committee. The Vice Chair of this Selection Committee is the PDG who served as District Governor immediately preceding the immediate Past District Governor. The Chair of the Selection Committee is the PDG who served as District Governor immediately preceding the Vice Chair.

Nominations must be submitted using the nomination form found on the left side of this page (or click here).

Selection of the recipient or recipients (there have been years when two awards were presented) is made by the members of the Council of Governors Committee. At least one award is presented each year. The Board of Directors of any club in the District may submit a nominee for this award each year using the special Nomination Form which is to be signed by the Club President and Club Secretary.

The award is presented at the annual District Conference by the Chair of the special Cadwallader Selection committee.