Triple Crown

What is the ‘Triple Crown Club’?

Your club becomes a ‘Triple Crown Club’ when 100% of our members become:

  • Paul Harris Fellows (When you give $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. )
  • Rotary Foundation Benefactors and (When you include the Endowment Fund as a beneficiary in your estate plans or when you donate $1,000 or more to the fund outright.)
  • Rotary Foundation Sustaining Donors (When you give $100 or more per year to the Annual Fund.)

August, 2017 – Triple Crown Club for the Seventh Time! – The Rotary Club of Kernersville has earned the ‘Triple Crown Designation’ for the 7th time. No other club in this or any other district has ever achieved this.

August, 2016 – Triple Crown Club for the sixth Time! – The Rotary Club of Kernersville has earned the ‘Triple Crown Designation’ for the 6th time. No other club in this or any other district has ever achieved this.

August, 2015 – Triple Crown Club for the Fifth Time! – The Rotary Club of Kernersville has earned the ‘Triple Crown Designation’ for the 5th time. No other club in this or any other district has ever achieved this.

August, 2014 – Triple Crown Club for the Forth Time! – Current DG, Patrick Eakes officially announced that the Rotary Club of Kernersville has obtained the ‘Triple Crown Designation’ for the 4th time. No other club in this or any other district has ever achieved this.

August 14, 2013 – Triple Crown Club for the Third Time – Current DG, Cookie Billings was on hand to officially announce that the Rotary Club of Kernersville has obtained the ‘Triple Crown Designation’ for the 3rd time. No other club in this or any other district has ever achieved this.

September 28, 2012 Triple Crown Club for the Second Time – Current DG, Rick Snyder and various PDGs were on hand to officially announce that the Rotary Club of Kernersville has obtained the ‘Triple Crown Designation’ for the 2nd time. No other club in this or any other district has ever achieved this. This represents 100% of our members are:

Feb. 20, 2009 the Rotary Club of Kernersville was presented the Triple Crown Award by DG Charles Allen at our gathering.

Triple Crown Club for the Second Time

Only 7 others clubs in the entire world (as of 2009) have achieved this significant level of donations towards the Rotary Foundation, which represents less than .02% of the clubs. In doing so, we awarded 25 new Paul Harris Fellows and 36 Rotary Foundation Benefactors. Arnold King and Mike Shaw were instrumental in setting this goal and achieving this a great deal of help from ALL of our members, especially Al Kerr.

2009 New Benefactors included: Kevin Adams, Rich Blakemore, Ron Greene, Jack Kerr, Hamp Langdon, Bill Phipps, Pam Ray, Larry Cain, Doc Coplin, Trish Gainey, J. R. Gorham, David Jones, Tom McDaniel, Curtis Swisher.

Kernersville NewsThe Rotary Club of Kernersville hosted a “Triple Crown Awards” night Friday, Feb. 20 at The Factory in Kernersville. Roughly 100 people attended at the event. The event commemorated the club joining an exclusive group. To become a Triple Crown Club, every member of a club must be a Paul Harris Fellow, a sustaining member of the club and a club benefactor. Twenty-five Paul Harris Fellows and 36 Rotary Foundation Benefactors Awards were presented at the Triple Crown Club Awards night.

The Rotary Club of Kernersville became one of only eight Rotary Clubs out of 33,000 in the world that have been awarded the Triple Crown Club distinction. Mayor Dawn Morgan attended the ceremony to give the Rotary Club a proclamation. Morgan proclaimed Monday, February 23, 2009 as “Rotary Day” in Kernersville. … Article in theKernersville News, Tuesday, March 3, 2009.

New Paul Harris Fellows included: Bill Cannon, John Coulter, Chris Frantz, Kelley Chadwick*, Judi Elliott*, Ken Gamble*, Jeff Gunter*, Debbie Harrison*, Jo Haubenreiser*, Ron Hefner*, Michelle Hollis*, Josh Katz*, Pete Kunkle*, Brooks Mayson*, Jeff Odom*, Sharon Reilly*, Dave Shepherd*, Ray Smith*, Keith Speaks*, Clark Vincent*, Chuck Williard*, Pam Idol*, Sunni Lauten*, Yates Parker*, Kay Rogers*. * = Also new Benefactor

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