Your Foundation Dollars at Work
I thought I would share another success story regarding The Rotary Foundation. The timing is great as we make the final push in each of our clubs for donations to our Rotary Foundation for the current fiscal year. It also involves a club in District 6250, my home club Holmen Area Rotary.
We received notification last night from The Rotary Foundation that our Global Grant for a centralized water system and 115 toilet facilities in Piura, Peru has been approved. This will be a $70,000 project. Our club has $18,000 invested and a partner club in Florida has added $5,000. The rest comes from District and Global matching, both of which are the result of dollars contributed to our Rotary Foundation by Rotarians just like you and me. All told, our tiny club of 30 members has raised $36,000 in cash for clean water in Peru over the last 7 years. The power of our Rotary Foundation Rotary clubs has turned our $36,000 into over $150,000 which allows us to make life changing differences for people in the villages of Peru with clean water projects.
Please share this story in your club to help drive home the good that each dollar contributed to The Rotary Foundation can do when it is combined into service projects of individual clubs around the world. Also, use this to encourage your club members to pursue projects of interest in your club as the prospect of matching dollars creates excitement and magnifies the impact you can make.
There is a grant management seminar this Friday evening from 6pm-9:30pm in Wisconsin Dells as a part of District Conference. A club must have a representative complete this training in order to be eligible to apply for grants. If your club does not already have a representative who has attended this seminar, ask someone to cover this very important role for your club. If you have any questions, please contact me or District Rotary Foundation Chair Joe Ruskey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to seeing many of you at District Conference this weekend.
Dean M. McHugh
Holmen Area Rotary Club
Annual Programs Chair - District 6250
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Deadline to Apply for District Grants
July 31, 2014
District Board of Directors Meeting
August 12, 2014
Madison, WI @ 6:00pm
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