Find -The One

The One


that special individual who personifies Service above Self every day of his life.

Every day we wake up to news of violence, pain and suffering.
To offset this imbalance we need to draw attention to the goodness of mankind that exists in the world.

The One

The One


a project by Rotary International District 3450, looks to find such a hero – a person who wakes up every morning and puts others before himself and dedicates his or her life to helping others in need. THE ONE is a person that truly embodies the Rotary motto Service Above Self.

THE ONE was conceptualised and founded by District Governor 2011-2012, David Harilela, and is the first International Humanitarian Award launched by Rotary International District 3450 (RI D3450).

This award aims to find the unsung hero of today by accessing the powerful Rotary network of over 1.2 million people. As signified by the Rotary motto, Rotary’s main objective is service – in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.

The Award-

The winner of THE ONE 2013 will receive US$100,000 that will go towards the winner’s humanitarian efforts.

  • The two runner-ups finalists will receive US$5,000 that will go towards their humanitarian efforts.
  • The Rotary Club that nominates the winner will receive US$5,000.

Who is THE ONE?

THE ONE Award, will go to that special, caring individual who truly puts Service Above Self by dedicating his or her life to helping those in need every single day by alleviating pain, suffering, poverty and hunger.

Award Criteria

  • Candidates must have provided outstanding and remarkable service to mankind;
  • Candidates must have demonstrated daily dedication and continued devotion to humanitarian efforts; and
  • Candidates must have promoted integrity and advanced world understanding, goodwill and peace through their humanitarian efforts.
  • All nominations must be endorsed by a Rotary Club or an approved organisation.
  • Each Rotary Club or an approved organisation is eligible to nominate more than one  candidate.
  • Rotarians are not eligible to be nominated

Nomination deadline:  31st January 2013.
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To nominate a candidate for THE ONE, please visit

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