The Rotary Club of Yonkers-East Yonkers, which is now over 101 years old has been recognized by US President Joseph R. Biden with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, for its lifelong commitment to building a stronger nation through volunteer service.

In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too.

The PVSA has continued under each administration, honoring the volunteers who are using their time and talents to solve some of the toughest challenges facing our nation.

The program has two award types - individual and organizational) and four award levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold and Lifetime Achievement), with required hours varying by age range of the recipient for the Bronze, Silver, and Gold level awards. The Lifetime Achievement Award requires a minimum of 4,000 hours of documented volunteer service.

Led by the AmeriCorps and managed in partnership with Points of Light, this program allows Certifying Organizations to recognize their most exceptional volunteers.  Our Club was nominated by Pamela’s Big Heart Foundation, in Yonkers.