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The Rotary Foundation. My Foundation – My Charity of Choice. Overview of the Foundation Review of Each Sub-Committee Educate – Communicate - Participate. AGENDA. District 5370 Paul Harris Society. Carol Devereux. Scholarships. Ed Willson, Don Lowry, Lindsay Moyle. Grants Sub-committee.

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The rotary foundation
The Rotary Foundation

My Foundation – My Charity of Choice

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Overview of the Foundation

Review of Each Sub-Committee

Educate – Communicate - Participate


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District 5370 Paul Harris Society

Carol Devereux


Ed Willson, Don Lowry, Lindsay Moyle

Grants Sub-committee

Mary Drader

Annual Giving

Henk VanAndel

Ross Tyson

Planned Giving / Permanent Fund

District Rotary Foundation Chair


Charlie Schroder


Ivan Docker

World Peace Fellowship

Marilyn Mucha

Vocational Traning Team

Brian Wilkie

John Wojcicki

The Rotary Foundation

Regional Rotary

Foundation Coordinators

Immediate PDG


District Governor


Foundation Committee


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Thank You

  • Last year, clubs:

  • Pledged $253,866 to the Annual Programs Fund

  • Achieved $306,211 or 120% of goal

  • Average per cap of $134.60

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Rotary Goals & Objectives

The Mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and alleviation of poverty.

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District Foundation Committee:

“Helping Rotarians to do good in the world.”

Mission Statement

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SHARE- How it Works

Contributions to

Annual Programs Fund

The Rotary Foundation

Invests for 3 years

50% back to the District

as District Designated Funds

50% goes to World Fund

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2013 - 2014

Vocational Training Teams

World Peace Fellowships (World Fund)

District Grants

Global Grants

International / Local Humanitarian Aid



Paul Harris Society

Permanent Fund


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Rotary Scholarships– Given as club grants or Global Grants

District Grants may be used to match club dollars

Global grants must be a minimum of $30,000 for each scholarship. The scholars must meet the criteria for Global Grants.

Committee Chair – Henk VanAndel: Edmonton Northeast


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Masters Degree - US$50,000 2 year Fellowship

Professional Development Certificate - US$11,000 3 month intensive studies (now available to Rotarians)

Current Recipient- John Lamming- sponsored by the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie

These programs are funded through the World Fund

Committee Chair – Ivan Docker: RC Edmonton Strathcona

World Peace Fellowships

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Funded from the District Designated Funds

2013- 14 partner country: Honduras

Team Leader Rotarian - TBA

Committee Chair- Marilyn Mucha -Edmonton Whyte Avenue

Vocational Training Team

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District Grants– District Designated Funds are used to assist in funding local or international humanitarian service projects. Application form is available on the District website

Global Grants– Support Humanitarian Service projects in the international community. All applications are done online at The minimum grant amount is set at $30,000. All Global Grants must meet requirements as stipulated by TRF. These grants must be aimed at the six areas of service and must be sustainable.


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International humanitarian aid projects

Polio Plus Partners

Ecuador water project

Surgery Ecuador

Water and Sanitation in Sir Lanka

Learning Centre in Brazil

Technical college in Ethiopia

Belize school and community partnerships


Sources of fund support

Annual Programs Fund – This is the essence of the “Every Rotarian Every year” initiative. We encourage all Rotarians to be sustaining members giving US$100 every year for 10 years to the APF.

Last year’s end result was $306,211!

Committee Chair: Mary Drader,RC Drayton Valley


Sources of fund support1

Permanent Fund / Planned Giving – Through Wills, estate, insurance, stocks, etc.

Permanent Fund monies are never spent, they are invested, and the interest earned each year goes to the Annual Programs Fund or World Fund.

Two recognitions:

Benefactor - US$1,000 in your will. Receive “wings” to attach under your Rotary pin.

Bequest Society - minimum of US$10,000

Committee Chair: Brian Wilkie, RC of Edmonton Sunrise


Polioplus committee

In keeping our promise to eliminate Polio from the world we have immunized over 2 Billion Children.

In one day over 170 million children were immunized in India.

We have to eliminate polio from the remaining 3 countries in the world where it is found.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: two to one matching

Committee Chair: John Wojcicki, RC of Edmonton

PolioPlus Committee

The paul harris society

The Paul Harris Society is a special district recognition program designed for Rotarians who wish to support the Rotary Foundation in a more substantial way each year

Recognizes individual donors who make a commitment to contribute a minimum of US$1,000 per year to the Annual Programs Fund, Polio Plus and Polio Plus Partners, or the Humanitarian Grants Program.

Currently over 70 members in the District

Committee Chair: Carol Devereux, RC of Fort Saskatchewan

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Trf direct

A new, convenient way is now available for you to make regular contributions to The Rotary Foundation – through TRF-Direct.

Simply fill in how much you would like deducted from your chequing or savings account or from your credit card.

Indicate frequency: monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, annually.

Mail it in to The Rotary Foundation, and you are all set!

Form is available on the District website under Foundation.


Making a donation

For regular contributions to TRF-Direct forms only mail to:

The Rotary Foundation

Annual Giving, FN500

One Rotary Center

1560 Sherman Avenue

Evanston IL 60201-3698 USA



Making a donation1

Send a cheque to regular contributions to

The Rotary Foundation Canada c/o 911600,PO Box 4090 Stn AToronto, Ontario M5W 0E9

* Please include the appropriate form


Alumni basics
Alumni Basics regular contributions to

Who are Foundation Alumni?

  • Current Chair: Charlie Schroder- RC St. Albert

  • Former Ambassadorial Scholars

  • Former Rotary World Peace Fellows

  • Former GSE Team members and leaders

  • Former recipients of a University Teachers Grant ….. Cont’d

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Former Rotary Volunteers who have received a grant from the Foundation

Former Discovery Grant recipients

Former Individual Grant recipients

Alumni Basics

Who are Foundation Alumni?

How many foundation alumni are there

118,000 Total Alumni the Foundation

(approximate for Oct. 2010)

42,000 are Ambassadorial Scholars

69,000 are GSE members

18% of Rotarians are alumni

How many Foundation Alumni are there?

Rotarian actions
Rotarian Actions the Foundation

Actions clubs can take

  • Invite Alumni to join your club

  • Ask Alumni to speak to your club

  • Invite Alumni to serve on Selection committees

  • Invite Alumni to help with Foundation Presentations

  • Invite Alumni to work on service projects

Famous quote

Rotarian Treacy Duerfeldt asks, the Foundation

“If two-thirds of the world – about four

billion people – can live on $2 per day, then

shouldn’t the rest give at least that much?”

Consider making your annual gift today.


Thank you

Thank you for your support of the Rotary Foundation the Foundation

Further Information is available on our District Website

Call or email Ross Tyson, District 5370 Foundation Committee Chair at either (780) 478 3983 or

e-mail at