So, how can you become involved with the Rotary Foundation? How can your club become involved with the Rotary Foundation?
First, become a Sustainer. Contribute $100 per year to the Annual Programs Fund.
Clubs– what can you do to help encourage giving? First, make it easy for your Members to give – One simple idea: Bill Sustainer contributions quarterly with your dues!
Next, honor those who do give! Recognize sustainers with Badge stickers…..list them in your directory and in the database Hold Formal presentations of new Paul Harris Fellows Apply for club awards for Sustainer levels presented at DC
Club Presidents – what’s your role? Lead by example – be a sustainer and a Paul Harris Fellow, and wear your pin! Appoint a club Foundation chair, and make sure you list them on the club Database and with RI. Make sure your club sends contributions in regularly throughout the Rotary year. If you have questions about your Club’s giving report, contact the Rotary Foundation or Lee Beam, Annual Giving Chair
Then, Involve your Club in Foundation Programs! Seek out International Matching Grant Projects Apply for a Community Project Grant Participate in the Polio Plus fundraising effort, and educate your community about Polio Eradication Sponsor GSE Team Leaders or Members Nominate an Ambassadorial Scholar
Send someone to training! Club Officers training assembly: Saturday, April 30 Roanoke, VA 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Foundation training geared towards club officers, board members, Foundation chairs, and others interested in the work of the Foundation.
Regional Training in 2011-2012 5 “regional” training events throughout the District held between August and November, 2011 Mid-week evenings, 6:00 – 8:30 PM Attendance at a District Foundation Training event is required for the Gold Club Achievement Award!
Keep Track of Your Club’s Progress Quarterly during the first part of the year, and then monthly during the last quarter, you’ll receive Foundation contribution reports from me. LOOK AT THEM! Contributions should be sent in quarterly to the Foundation – if your club hasn’t sent any, FIND OUT WHY!
Familiarity with The Rotary Foundation.. first will lead to Involvement with the Rotary Foundation.. and then will lead to Generosity in contributing to the Rotary Foundation!