Rotary Outstanding Leaders of the Year 2022

To recognize and reward exceptional business leaders in New Hanover County.  At the same time, raise funds to support the Wilmington Rotary Club’s projects to make our community a better place to live, work, and raise a family. 

The Wilmington Rotary Club has announced its first-ever “Leaders in Service” awards that will recognize senior executives of New Hanover County enterprises in three categories:

  • Private
  • Public
  • Non-Profit

The awards will be presented at a banquet tentatively scheduled for May 5, 2022. The location will be announced later.

Selection Critera

Eligible for nominations are Individuals who have held the top executive position for five years or more and have made outstanding contributions to the community in one or more of the Rotary Areas of Focus. They also have led a life and business governed by the Rotary Four-Way Test and have demonstrated a commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The Four-Way Test of the Things We Think, Say, or Do

  • Is it the truth?
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Rotary's Seven Areas of Focus

Rotary encourages conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures. We train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict and help refugees who have fled dangerous areas. Learn more.

We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. We improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in developing areas. Learn more.

We support local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people every day. We don’t just build wells and walk away. We share our expertise with community leaders and educators to make sure our projects succeed long-term. Learn more.

Nearly 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. We expand access to quality care, so mothers and their children can live and grow stronger. Learn more.

More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. Learn more.

We carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and create opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. We also strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities. Learn more.

Rotary members are tackling environmental issues the way they always do: coming up with projects, using their connections to change policy and planning for the future. Learn more.