• Winner: WINNER
  • Date: 1/31/2018
  • Rotary Year: 2017-2018
  • Award Category: Public Image
  • Club NameFront Royal
  • Member First NameDoug Stanley
  • Address: 
    PO Box 445
    Front Royal, VA 22630
    United States View on Map
  • Email: kymc1221@comcast.net
  • Brief Description: 
    upcoming Rotary events, sending out press releases of Club/Member news, and being prepared with statements to the Press if needed. There are several media outlets that cover our area including WZRV 95.3FM, the Northern Virginia Daily, the Warren Sentinel, the Warren County Report, the Royal Examiner, TV4 WHAG, and local public access channel 15. This year a number of press releases were sent out and covered by all the local media outlets, and one in particular caught the attention of the press. The Club started a Coats-4-Kids program in November to provide coats to needy children in the community. In coordination with our Christmas Basket program, the Club raised over $4,000 and provided over 130 coats to children who otherwise would have gone without. The campaign was bolstered by a local Facebook Blog “Town Tips Thursday” which helped to raise awareness in the community.
    • The Club advertises its events and activities through its website at www.frontroyalrotary.org, and its Facebook page @FrontRoyalRotary features our Club’s various meetings/activities, members’ participation in local and international charity events and projects, fundraisers, Rotary, and our social gatherings. The Facebook site has allowed our Club to reach new segments of the community through sharing of stories by our Club members.

  • Participation of Club Members: 
    There are two Club members primarily responsible for the public image campaign, but each and every Front Royal Rotarian participates by submitting the news articles to the committee, participating in events that are news worthy, or by promoting their events or special projects. The committee makes sure to bring various committee members into interviews for the various articles/video sessions to have them tell their stories. Club members are also involved through sharing information on social media sites.
  • Resulting Benefits: 
    It allows the community and region to know who and what Rotary is and how our Club is contributing back to our community, both locally and globally.
  • Additional Material or Information #1: 
    Press release about our record breaking donations and projects supported in 2016-2017 totaling $80,267.
  • 1st Supporting Document: 
    ContributionsNewsRel.pdf
  • Additional Materail or Information #2: 
    Press release about success of the Coats for Kids Project.
  • 2nd Supporting Document:
    CoatsforKidsNewsRel.pdf