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International Service 101 Getting Your Club Started on Rotary’s 4th Avenue of Service. By Ron Kelemen, Chair District 5100 International Service Committee. Our Goal:. Every club participates in at least one matching grant and/or international service activity.

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international service 101 getting your club started on rotary s 4th avenue of service

International Service 101Getting Your Club Started on Rotary’s 4th Avenue of Service

By Ron Kelemen, Chair

District 5100 International Service Committee

our goal
Our Goal:

Every club participates in at

least one matching grant and/or

international service activity

2010 2011 district 5100 participation in international projects
2010-2011 District 5100 Participation in International Projects

47 clubs

112 projects

27 countries

5 continents

but more importantly
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!

rotary s areas of focus
Rotary’s Areas of Focus

Peace and conflict prevention/resolution

Disease prevention and treatment

Water and sanitation

Maternal and child health

Basic education and literacy

Economic and community development

three ways to participate
Three Ways to Participate

International Service Activity or Donation

Shelter Box, Red Cross, etc.

District Simplified Grant

<$2,001 District 5100 Match

Matching Grant

$12,000 to $65,000 sized projects

$5,000-$25,000 RI Match, + District match)

2 district simplified grant
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.

dsg example
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 good for small projects

3 matching grants the power of 3 5 leverage to help more people
3. Matching Grants—The Power of 3:5 Leverage to Help More People

$3.50 to $1.00

TRF Matches District: 1:1

Now $2.50

District Match 1:1

District 5100 has $100,000 available!

Now $1.50

TRI Matches Club 1:2

Club money $1

four other reasons to do a matching grant
Four Other Reasons to Do a Matching Grant
  • Builds good will and friendships
    • Here and abroad
  • Travel opportunities
  • Learn about another country, culture
  • Best of all, through the power of Rotary:

You can do what you couldn’t

Do on your own!

what can you fund with a matching grant
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, medical supplies, and equipment
  • Maternal and prenatal health care & education
  • Microcredit & revolving loan funds
  • Humanitarian supplies and services
what you cannot fund with a matching grant
What you Cannot Fund with a Matching Grant
  • Projects without the sponsorship and oversight of a local Rotary Club.
  • Trust Funds and Endowments
  • Most buildings or renovations where people live or work
  • 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
some basic expectations
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 clubs in the district
a few other things
A Few Other Things…
  • Rotary’s Future Vision Plan
    • Rotary will be asking you to think bigger, collaborate with other clubs and districts, be involved in Rotary programs that provide sustainability, not just "do a project" then leave. 
  • 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!
1 getting started
1. Getting Started

Take responsibility to make it happen in your club

Start with your passion

Water, literacy, health, region, etc.

Get club President & Board Support

Get a WCS line item budget commitment

Recruit committee members

2 do some basic homework
2. Do Some Basic Homework
  • Read the Guide to Matching Grants, available in the downloads section of www.Rotary.org
  • Guide to Matching Grants
  • Go to our website
    • www. D5100WCS.0rg
3 attend our project exchanges workshops
3. Attend Our Project Exchanges/Workshops
  • District Level: Every 3rd Wednesday at the District Office in Wilsonville
    • 4:00-5:30 PM
    • Ask to be on Pmail list
      • Ronk@theHGroup.com
  • Attend a successful club’s International Service committee meeting
    • List available on our website
4 finding a project 1
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 www.MatchingGrants.org
    • Extra homework and due diligence required
4 finding a project 2
4. Finding a Project--2
  • Rely on existing connections & relationships.
    • GSE
    • Group Friendship Exchange
    • Personal travel
  • Project Fairs
  • Partners in Service
5 have fun
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!

thank you

Thank You!

Ron Kelemen

RonK @ The H group.com

www. D5100WCS.ORG