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December 2, 2014

Capping Foundation Month, this year Rotary is promoting the #GivingTuesday movement — a twist on holiday shopping traditions of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Instead of rushing to buy gifts, #GivingTuesday is a viral social media message to drive donations to charity. Last year, the message reached over 2.5 million people.

This year, Rotary will get involved by sending a special thank you and give national recognition to the club and district that make the most individual gifts to The Rotary Foundation on #GivingTuesday, December 2nd.

1.  Make a gift at www.Rotary.org/give

2.  Tweet or post on Facebook about why you believe in The Rotary Foundation – include the tag #GivingTuesday

3.  Ask your fellow club members or district leaders to match your gift – and include a link to www.Rotary.org/give

The size of your gift doesn’t matter. #GivingTuesday is all about making a difference by getting everyone to give back, together.

Joe Ruskey
Dependable Solutions, Inc.
PDC – (608)326-4324
Boscobel – (608)375-3132
La Crosse – (608)519-5665


District Foundation Dollars

at Work Through Our Clubs

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. From building schools in Africa and funding schools in Honduras to sending books around the world.  Helping underprivileged kids and disabled residents, upgrading, maintaining and beautifying local parks  and working to save historic landmarks right here at home.  

Here are just a few examples of the great work being done by our clubs with our Foundation dollars.

Left to right: Jerry Cleveland, Roxie Wetterau, Jane Wagner

Marshfield Sunrise Rotary Receives $4000 Grant

Assistant Governor, Jerry Cleveland, hands off a $4000 check for a district grant to project chair Jane Wagner and club President Roxie Wetterau at the Marshfield Sunrise Rotary Meeting.  Through an innovative partnership between Wisconsin Conservation Corps, Marshfield Noon and Sunrise Rotarians, they will create a safe, handicap accessible trail system through the Marshfield Outdoor Learning Sanctuary.  This project is estimated to be over $10000 when complete.  However, due to the Rotarians generous donations to our Rotary Foundation, they were able to apply and get assistance from the district for 40% of the cost.  This is a great example of the dollars we contribute to the foundation simply coming back to us 3 years later.  Help Marshfield celebrate!

Pictured: President, Deb McCool-Cloute, Foundation Chair, Joe Ruskey and member, Tracy Hataj. 

Edgerton Rotary Helping in Honduras and the PHillipines  

Edgerton Rotary received $11,749 for a project in Honduras which helps MS and HS Students attend school by providing uniforms and supplies.  In Exchange the children must accept training as mentors and the fulfill community service requirements such as visiting local homes to test and maintain bio-sand water filters.  They also received $2000 for a book project they are doing in the phillipines

Left to right: Ahmed Musallam - club foundation chair, Jerry Cleveland - ADG, Todd Cour - past president

The Wisconsin Rapids Noon Club Approved for TWO Grants!

Assistant Governor Jerry Cleveland presented WI Rapids noon with 2 checks for approved grants.  With this money, they will sponsor a horse  to help kids with disabilities at Jeremiah's Crossing as well as build wheelchair ramps for disabled individuals in the area that struggle to reach the doors of their own homes.  Great work being done by the WI Rapids Club and with our Foundation dollars, the projects will be strengthened.



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