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By Ron Kelemen, Chair District 5100 International Service Committee International Service 101 Getting Your Club Started on Rotary’s 4th Avenue of Service.

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1 By Ron Kelemen, Chair District 5100 International Service Committee International Service 101 Getting Your Club Started on Rotary’s 4th Avenue of Service

2 Our Goal: Every club participates in at least one matching grant and/or international service activity

3 2010-2011 District 5100 Participation in International Projects 47 clubs 112 projects 27 countries 5 continents

4 But more importantly, Thousands of lives saved Thousands drink clean water Hundreds of school children have books and uniforms Many business start-ups from micro loans Thousands of mosquito nets And Much more!

5 Rotary’s Areas of Focus 1. Peace and conflict prevention/resolution 2. Disease prevention and treatment 3. Water and sanitation 4. Maternal and child health 5. Basic education and literacy 6. Economic and community development

6 Three Ways to Participate 1. International Service Activity or Donation  Shelter Box, Red Cross, etc. 2. District Simplified Grant  <$2,001 District 5100 Match 3. Matching Grant  $5,000-$25,000 RI Match, + District match)

7 2. District Simplified Grant Up to $2,000 of club money can be matched by DSG funds, while still available. Very simple application; quick approval Can be used for a variety of local and international projects $38,000 currently left.

8 DSG Example RC Clackamas puts up $1,000 for a project District matches it $1,000 Total: $2,000 RC Clackamas puts up $1,000; gets three other clubs to contribute $1,000 to same project. District Match $4,000 Total $8,000 1:1 Leverage with DSG Amounts are often too small for many projects

9 3. Matching Grants—The Power of 3:5 Leverage to Help More People Club money $1 District Match 1:1 TRI Matches District: 1:1 $3.50 to $1.00 TRI Matches Club 1:2 Now $1.50 Now $2.50 District 5100 has $100,000 available !


11 Four Other Reasons to Do a Matching Grant 1. Builds good will and friendships – Here and abroad 2. Travel opportunities 3. Learn about another country, culture 4. Best of all, through the power of Rotary: You can do what you couldn’t Do on your own!

12 What Can You Fund with a Matching Grant? Secular, non religious activities Water and sanitation systems Infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.) Books, furnishings, school uniforms, tuition Vaccines and medical equipment Maternal and prenatal health care & education Microcredit & revolving loan funds Humanitarian supplies and services

13 What you Cannot Fund with a Matching Grant Projects without the sponsorship and oversight of a local Rotary Club. Trust Funds and Endowments Basically many types of buildings Water & electricity inside buildings Land mine removal Projects already under way Donations to other organizations Projects that support religious organizations and activities in places of worship

14 Some Basic Expectations Active Rotarian participation and oversight Maintain communication for the life of the project Establish a committee of at least three Rotarians to oversee the project Treat grant funds as a sacred trust Maintain clear and accurate accounting Publicizing the project to local media and the district



17 A Few Other Things… Rotary’s Future Vision Plan Pilot vs. Non-Pilot Districts – D 5100 is a non-pilot district Club Certification & training in 2012 But don’t let these get in the way of sponsoring a project NOW!

18 1. Getting Started Take responsibility to make it happen in your club – Start with your passion Water, literacy, health, etc. – Get club President & Board Support – Get a WCS line item budget commitment – Recruit committee members – Fire up the base

19 2. Do Some Basic Homework Read the Guide to Matching Grants, available in the downloads section of Guide to Matching Grants Go to our website – www. D5100WCS.0rg




23 3. Attend Our Project Exchanges/Workshops District Level: Every 3 rd Wednesday at the District Office in Wilsonville – 4:00-5:30 PM – Ask to be on Pmail list Attend a successful club’s International Service committee meeting – List available on our website

24 4. Finding a Project--1 Team up with a project underway with another club in our district – $500 to $5,000 – Come to our monthly exchanges Find available projects on the WCS website and at – Extra homework and due diligence required



27 4. Finding a Project--2 Rely on existing connections & relationships. – GSE – Group Friendship Exchange – Personal travel Project Fairs Partners in Service

28 5. Have Fun! It’s not only about the end product of the project and all the good that it may do, but it is also about the process and the friendships you build along the way. Do more than you could ever do on your own!

29 Ron Kelemen RonK @ The H www. D5100WCS.ORG Thank You!

30 INELIGIBLE  Establishment of a foundation, permanent trust, or long-term interest-bearing account  Purchase of land or buildings, rent for housing  Construction or renovation of any structure in which individuals live, work, or engage in any gainful activity. This includes buildings, containers, mobile homes, or structures where individuals carry out any type of activity such as manufacturing, processing, mainte­nance, or storage, including provision of new services or upgrade of facilities  Provision of plumbing or electrification inside buildings  Salaries for individuals working for another organization  Operating or administrative expenses of another organization  Postsecondary education activities, research, or personal or professional development  Domestic travel expenses for opening ceremonies or to report on a project  International travel for non-Rotarians or Rotarians that do not have a professional qualification needed to implement the project. Additionally, grant funds cannot be used for Rotarian travel to initiate, promote, or evaluate projects.  Contingencies, miscellaneous expenses  Land mine removal  Rotary signage  Transportation of vaccines or immunizations by hand over national borders  Projects already undertaken and in progress, existing projects, activities primarily sponsored by a non-Rotary organization, or projects already completed  Purchase and distribution of birth control devices and ultrasound equipment for use in sex determination  Unspecified or cash donations to beneficiaries or cooperating organizations  Fundraising activities or expenses related to Rotary events such as district conferences, anniversary celebrations, or entertainment activities that do not include a humanitarian aspect  Projects that support purely religious functions at churches and other places of worship

31 ELIGIBLE  Revolving loans/microcredit  Short-term rent or lease of buildings  Construction of infrastructure such as service roads, wells, reservoirs, dams, bridges, latrines, toilet blocks, water supplies, and other similar structures  Purchase of equipment or appliances  Short-term and/or contracted labor for project implementation  Administrative expenses for project activities  Primary and secondary education, tuition, transportation  Domestic travel for beneficiaries and professional staff needed to implement the project  International travel for qualified Rotarians to implement a project. Eligible costs include airfare, travel insurance, immunizations, visas, lodging, food, and other ancillary expenses.  Detailed, itemized expenses  Assistance to land mine victims  Publicity expenses such as newspaper fees, or printing of posters, brochures, or fliers to inform the community of an available service  Vaccines and immunizations, if the project is consistent with the criteria, procedures, and policies of the PolioPlus program and World Health Organization  New Rotary-sponsored projects not already in progress or completed  Maternal and prenatal health and education  Budgeted and itemized humanitarian goods  Humanitarian or service activities benefiting a community in need  Secular, nonreligious activities that benefit a community in need


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