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"Real Happiness Is Helping Others"
Cliff Dochterman served as the President of Rotary International during 1992-93. His professional career in higher education administration included 20 years at the University of California in Berkeley and 20 years at the University of the Pacific.  Dr. Dochterman is the recipient of the George Washington Honor Medal of The Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge for his contributions to the American way of life.

Cliff earned the Eagle Scout award in l939 in the Central Ohio Council just before he reached his 14th birthday. He was President of the 49er Council (now the Greater Yosemite Council) from about l975 to l980. His son is also an Eagle Scout. Cliff was Camp Chief for the Western Region at the 1981 National Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia and Assistant Chief at the 1977 Jamboree at Moraine State Park in Pennsylvania. He served on the Executive Board and several committees of the Western Region, BSA.
He has been awarded three of the highest honors of the Boy Scouts of America, the Silver Beaver, Silver Antelope (1981) and Distinguished Eagle (1991) awards. Cliff was presented the Silver Wheel award of the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians in 2003.
Cliff also served as president of the Stockton Chamber of Commerce, and chairman of the San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation Commission.
For 45 years, Cliff Dochterman has been a leader in Rotary International. He has served on virtually every committee of Rotary, including Chairman of the original 3-H Committee, the New Horizons Committee, the Dreams of the Future committee, and the Strategic Planning Committee. He most recently served as the Chairman of Rotary's Centennial Operations Committee, which planned the observances of RI's 100th Anniversary events culminating in 2005.
As the world President of Rotary International, he was honored and decorated by the heads of state of many nations for his personal contributions to goodwill and understanding in the world. Rotary International has presented him with its Distinguished Service Award and the Polio Plus Pioneers Award for his humanitarian work throughout the world and his early leadership in creating the Polio Plus program. He is author of the booklet, "The ABCs of Rotary."
From 1993 to 1999 he was a Trustee of The Rotary Foundation, and served as Chairman of The Rotary Foundation during 1997-98. He was chairman of Rotary 2001 Council on Legislation. As world president of Rotary, he created the theme, "Real Happiness Is Helping Others".
It is with great pride and appreciation that the IFSR awards this recognition to exemplary Rotarians and Scouters in the name of Dr. Clifford L. Dochterman who was presented with Cliff Dochterman Award Number One by IFSR Chairman David A Judge at RI Chicago Convention 2005..