Rotary Zone Donald MacRae Peace Award For Zone 24 & 32
In 2012 this award will be given for both Zone 24 and 32. It will be initially fashioned on the Zone 24 model with members of the committee from Both Zones making the decisions from Applications received from clubs and districts from both Zones. Members from Zone 24 will decide on Applications form Zone 24 and members from Zone 32 will decide on Zone 32 Applications.
Rotary Zone Donald MacRea Peace Award.
The Rotary Zone Donald MacRae Peace Award is an annual award presented by Rotary Zones 24 and 32 to recognize and honour an individual or organization for outstanding achievement consistent with the ideals of Rotary as expressed in the Fourth Object of Rotary.
The award commemorates the contribution of Halifax Rotarian Donald MacRae, who in a speech to the International Convention in Kansas City in June 1918 proposed that Rotary become an agent for the promotion of goodwill and peace among nations - the first time that this vision of Rotary was expressed publicly.
In 1921, as chair of Rotary's Constitution and By-laws Committee, MacRae had an opportunity to incorporate this vision into the constitution of Rotary. He presented a resolution to the International Convention in Edinburgh, Scotland, that amended the constitution by adding the Fourth Object of Rotary. The Fourth Object became the engine that drives Rotary's international service; indeed, it has become the watchword of the Rotary Foundation.
Reflecting the vision created by MacRae, the award focuses on advancing international goodwill, understanding and peace through peace-making efforts or humanitarian activity of international significance.
The recipient of the Donald MacRae Peace Award receives an inscribed glass plaque and a commemorative certificate.The recipient of the award will be announced and the citation read at the Zone Institute. If the recipient is unable to attend the Institute to receive the plaque, he/she may name someone to accept the plaque on his/her behalf. Failing that, the selection committee will, in consultation with the recipient's nominator, ensure that the plaque is presented at another appropriate time and place.
Any Rotary Club or District in Zone 24 or 32 is entitled to submit the name of one candidate for the award directly to the receiver of the information for the appropriate zone (See application form).
All nominations are to be kept confidential. The individual or organization nominated must be one whose life, mission, or work demonstrates outstanding achievement consistent with the ideals of the Fourth Object of Rotary International, having made an outstanding contribution to this cause through international efforts such as World Community Service. Awards will not be made posthumously.
The selection committee is composed of five members of the Zone 24 , named by the R.I. Director responsible for Zone 24 and Three members from Zone 32 The winner will be announced at annual Zone 24-32 Institute.
The Fourth Object of Rotary
"The advancement of International understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service"
For information on the MacRae Peace Award please contact PDG Sandy MacKay, Z24, at email@example.com or PDG Hogie Hansen, Z32, at firstname.lastname@example.org