submitted by Foundation Chair De McKinnon
At our June 7 luncheon, the club learned we’d been awarded the District 5020 Al Brooks Award for 2016.  Al Brooks, a long time Rotarian from the Tumwater Rotary Club, was one of the few District Foundation Chairs over the years that was not a Past District Governor.  His knowledge of the Foundation and his ability to increase giving District wide was exceptional.  He passed away during his term as Foundation Chair. 
Beloved by all at the District Administration and by all club members who had the opportunity to meet him, our District created the Al Brooks award in his memory.  It represents a modified Every Rotarian Every Year award to clubs whose members each and all gave something to The Rotary Foundation; Annual Fund, Polio, a Matching Grant, or the Endowment Fund (if they gave cash).
This last year District 5020 had 15 clubs in 11 areas qualify for the Al Brooks Award.  Our District has been in the top 10% of Foundation giving among Districts worldwide for several years.
Congratulations and WELL DONE to Chairperson De and ALL KNK Rotarians for this achievement!  Ed