In partnership with our local police and fire departments RCMM established an awards program to recognize outstanding police officer(s) and firefighter(s). This is usually done twice a year and the honorees are nominated by their respective departments. They and their families are invited to our meeting. A citation of their heroic acts is read, a plaque is presented and, according to department policy a monetary award was given to them or their designated charity. Peer members of their units and their families were also hosted by our club.