Posted on Mar 01, 2018
One of the crowning achievements of the The Yonkers-East Yonkers Rotary Club for the Rotary Year 2016-17 was qualifying for the Presidential Citation - the highest award for a Club from Rotary International.  DG Janet DiBenedetto visited the Club on 21 February to present the Citation to 2016-17 Club President Mahbub Ahmad.  Also present were Area 4 AG Bob Stern, Area 2 AG JT McFadden and District Secretary Doris Benson.
Presenting the Citation, DG Janet said only 3 of the District's 43 Clubs had achieved this high honor.  She congratulated President Mahbub and all members of the Club.  Receiving the citation, President Mahbub said this was only possible because all members of the Club had joined hands to make it happen.  He thanked all members.
Rotary Clubs can earn the Presidential Citation  for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and your club. Goals include increasing club membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in the community. All activities towards the pre-set goals need to be completed, reported, and reflected in the Rotary database before the end of the Rotary year on 30 June. Rotary automatically verifies many of the club’s achievements using club and member information that Clubs must keep up-to-date in My Rotary.  Clubs also use Rotary Club Central, Rotary Ideas, and Rotary Showcase to confirm when they’ve achieved other goals.
Y-EY was also a recipient of the Rotary Foundation's EREY Banner for the 2016-17 year.  This means every single member of the Club contributed $26.50 or more to the Rotary Foundation during the year.   in 2016-17  the Club and its members contributed $18,698.50 to the Rotary Foundation and the per capita contribution to the Annual Fund was $192.53.   The Club, so far has 4 Major Donors to the Rotary Foundation, to 2 Bequest Society members.