The Blue Springs Rotary Club, under the leadership of 2012-13 Club President Bill Cosgrove, was awarded the 2012-13 "Presidential Citation" award, which 2012-13 RI President Sakuji Tanaka (Japan) encouraged each of the 34,000 Rotary clubs in the world to strive to achieve.   2012-13 District Governor Kenny Harris presented the award to Bill at the annual District Conference for Rotary District 6040.  Of the 56 Rotary clubs in District 6040, only 20 clubs achieved this award.

This award is achieved by Rotary clubs who complete requirements set by the Rotary International President.  These requirements include meeting and exceeding components in each of Rotary International's 5 Avenues of Service, along with programs and projects promoting world peace through education and services.  Only strong, healthy clubs achieve these stiff requirements. 

Congratulations to all the members of the Blue Springs Rotary Club, and especially to President Bill Cosgrove for his leadership, guidance and patience.