Rotary District Governor Ram Gawande, r, presented West Lafayette Rotary President Bob Nelson with the Paul Harris Fellow Club banner. Rotary Club receives numerous awards at conferenceWEST LAFAYETTE -- The Rotary Club of West Lafayette received numerous awards at the District Conference in Athens, May 13-16. The club was awarded the Star Club Award for giving to the Rotary Foundation's goal of every Rotarian giving an average of $100 per member. This award was presented for the year 2009-2010 when the Lafayette Club became a Paul Harris Club after all club members became Paul Harris Fellows. The Paul Harris banner was presented to President Bob Nelson at the conference by the District Governor Ram Gawande. The Presidential Citation was also awarded to the local club. The club met at least four of the requirements for this award. To receive this award, the club had to complete an activity from at last three of six categories. The service activity was the two health fairs, public image category was the dug outs at the new ball fields with Rotary signs showing its involvement, and one membership activities was Farmers' Night. The club was also a finalist in the RI Significant Achievement Award for its work at the ballfields for the dug outs and eat stand. Earlier this year, Harold Ott was recognized for his service in the four designated avenues of service: Club, vocational, community and international.The club was awarded a monetary donation from District 6690 for having the largest percent of members in attendance at the conference. They also want to recognize Chloe Crouso who represented the club at the Four-Way Speech Contest and will be representing the club at The Global Freshwater Challenge June 26 through July 2 at Carroll University, Waukesha, Wis.