The Nomination Processes
Here are 3 options for nominating Rotary Living Treasures.

The Rotary Living Treasures process can be tailor made to suit your specific community and club. The nomination method you choose will determine the extent of your club's time commitment and reachinto you community. Here are three variations. Your club may decide to adopt one of these or create a combination of your own.

  • Simplest: Rotary members nominate. Your club's committee would provide ballots. The club may pick one Living Treasure from 5 catagories and be diverse as to age and backgrounds.

  • More community and club involvement: Rotary members distribute the ballots to the community for nominations. This would run the same, but Rotarians would solicit suggestions from their community contacts through personal and busines contacts.

  • Community wide distribution of ballots: The ballots wide be broadcast through out the cummunity via newspaper, boxes of ballots hung in public locations, houses of worship. Most time consuming for committee members.

    The selection Process

  • Ballot review: The club's review committe would either select the clubs recommendations of collect abd review the community's recomendation forms. If all the nominations are legitimate, the committee will noify the nominee's via mail.

  • Letter and Commitment Agreement mailed: The nominees would be sent a letter congratulating them and an information request form requiring them to return the following items before they are recognized as a Living Treasure.
    - Photograph
    - Biography not to exceed two typed pages double-spaced
    - An explanation of the program they plan to offer
    - Signed commitment agreement

  • Living Treasure review: If these items are returned by the stated deadline and the program seems appropriate for the community, the Living Treasure should be interviewed by the committee. If all is suitable, the Living Treasure will be notify that they have been selected.

  • Contact Past Living Treasures: For clubs beyond their first year, past Living Treasures may be contacted to see if they would serve again.

  • Orientation Meeting: The Rotary Club would hold an orientation meeting in the month following the announcement for the new Living Treasures and any returning Living Treasures.

  • Follow up: A committe member(s) would track the forms returned by the Living Treasures noting their meetings and presentations. Notification of Living Treasures presentation can also be used for publicity.

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