Posted by Rick Taylor on Jan 07, 2019
On January 4, 2019, Past District Governor Mike Raulin attended the Canton Rotary meeting and presented Past President Amanda Tietze with the 2017-2018 Presidential Citation award. 
You may ask yourself how did our Club receive such a prestigious award? The answer...through a lot of hard work and dedication on the parts of PP Amanda Tietze and the Canton Rotarians themselves. 
In 2017-18, then Rotary International President, Ian H.S. Riseley, wanted to answer the question “What is Rotary?” with the theme Rotary: Making a Difference.  The Rotary Citation recognized clubs that completed activities that supported the priorities of the citation by completing certain activities. Clubs had the entire Rotary year to achieve the citation’s goals related to Rotary’s three strategic priorities: to support and strengthen clubs, focus and increase humanitarian service, and enhance Rotary’s public image and awareness. 
Past RI President Riseley said it best, "However each of us chooses to serve, we do it because we know our service makes a difference in the lives of others. Whether we are building a new playground or a new school, improving medical care or sanitation, training conflict mediators or midwives, we know that the work we do will change people’s lives — in ways large and small — for the better. Whatever motivation each of us had for joining Rotary, it is the satisfaction we find in Rotary that causes us to remain, the satisfaction of knowing that week by week, year by year, we are part of Rotary: Making a Difference."
Past President Amanda had the insight and motivation to "make a difference" and guided the Rotary Club of Canton to achieve all required goals related to this citation. Congratulations PP Amanda on a job well done!!
To view the requirements that were needed to receive the Presidential Citation for the 2017-2018 Rotary year, you may follow this  LINK .