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					THE ROTARY FOUNDATION
  - Saves and Changes Lives




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ROTARY’S MISSION
 Achieve world understanding and
  peace
 Rotary Foundation programs save
  and change people’s lives
 Impacts through the individual, the
  community, and the world



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FOUNDATION HISTORY
 Chartered in 1917 for “doing good in
  the world” in charitable, educational,
  and cultural exchange programs
 Distinguishes Rotary from other
  service organizations
 Promotes the ability to extend our
  dollars by having Rotary volunteers
  on both ends of projects and 100%
  contributions to programs
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WHO?
 Rotary is 1.243 million members
  throughout 163 countries in 31,256
  clubs
 US has 387,000 members in 7,548
  clubs
 District 5960 has 3,326 members in
  62 clubs

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 WHAT ?
Educational                         Humanitarian
  Programs                            Programs
“to study and serve abroad,         “to improve the quality of life,
sharing cultural similarities and      primarily in developing world”
   differences in the process”




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HUMANITARIAN PROGRAMS
     Matching Grants*       PolioPlus Partners*
     Helping Grants         Disaster Relief
     Discover Grants        Grants for Long
     Grants for Rotary       Term Rotary
      Volunteers              Volunteers
     Health, Hunger,        New Opportunities
      and Humanity            Grants
      (3H) Grants

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    Matching Grants
   Projects are club to
    club, no
    administration costs
   5960 - 150 Matching
    Grant Projects
    totaling >$700,000
    in ten years
   Top 10% in the
    world
   20 Projects pending
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Polio
   Polio destroys the cells that cause
    muscles to move
   About 95% strikes children 5 years old or
    less
   Last big Polio epidemic in the US was in
    1952
       388 cases in 1 week in Minnesota
       4000 total cases in the state that year
   Rotary’s role was to kick start the
    worldwide effort to eradicate polio with
    partners                                      8
Polio Plus Partners
   Effort started in
    Philippines in 1979
   Partners WHO,
    UNICEF, US Center
    Disease Control
   5960 contributed
    > $731,138
       Almost 1.5
        million children
        vaccinated by
        5960
   4 M didn’t get Polio   9
Map Before PolioPlus




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    Map Now

    2001
 480 cases*
10 countries




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Polio Eradication: Fulfilling
the Promise (Goodbye Polio)
   99.6% children immunized
   Polio a plane ride away
   $100 M each year fail to eradicate
   Rotary raise $80 M over next 3 years
   Our District -> $600,000 ($200/Rotarian)
      1.2 Million Children WON’T get Polio

      PDG Jerry Showalter leading the charge

      Polio Eradication Area Coordinators

      Club Polio Eradication Chair
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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
   Rotary Scholar 1      Group Study
    year*                  Exchange*
   Rotary Scholar 2      World Peace
    year                   Scholarships
   Rotary Scholar 3      Rotary Centers for
    year                   Intl Studies in
   3 Month Cultural       Peace and Conflict
   6 month Cultural       Resolution (NEW)


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Rotary Scholar Program
 Commonly referred to as
  Ambassadorial Scholars
 Goals:
     Develop friendly relationships
     Further international understanding

     Create pockets of peace




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WHO DO YOU KNOW THAT COULD
BENEFIT FROM THIS PROGRAM?

   $22-30,000 to
    study one year
    abroad
   Pays for airfare,
    housing,
    education, books,
    language classes
   1200 scholarships
    in place last year

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Group Study Exchange
(GSE)
   1 Rotarian (Team Leader)
   4 Business/Professional non-Rotarians
    between 25-40 years old (Team
    members)
   4-5 week Cultural/Vocational exchange
   Outgoing team often brings back
    opportunities for Humanitarian projects
   GREAT EXPERIENCE

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     GSE 5960 History
   First 5960 exchange was with Finland in
    1972/73
   Exchanges with: 9 Asia, 7 Central/So
    America, 4 Europe, 2 Africa, 1 Australia
   Since 1973, 120 team members out, 120
    in
   Each team-Rotarians, host families,
    vocational visits, socials touch over 300
    Individuals
   240 teams --> over 72,000 people
    impacted                                    17
GSE Upcoming
   Change in programs starting 2002/03:
     April 03 Honduras Team in

     April 03 Ghana In and out



     April 04 Honduras Team out
     April 04 Turkey in and out




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“Other” International Programs
(Not Foundation)
   Youth Exchange                Recreational and
   Interact                       Vocational Fellowships
   Rotaract                      Task Forces
   Rotary Community              Literacy and
    Corps                          Numeracy
   Rotary Friendship             Preserve Planet Earth
    Exchanges                     Urban Peace
   Rotary Volunteers             Vocational Service

    Check out www.rotary.org
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WHEN? International Services (IS) Calendar
    Before- enroll your club IS team, establish goals
    July- initiate WCS/matching grant projects
    August- promote International Services plans within club
    September- promote GSE opportunity in community
    October- submit GSE candidates, District Foundation
     Event
    November- promote Foundation, select GSE team
    December- promote Ambassadorial Scholarship
    January- do checkpoint/ask questions on IS plans at
     Midterm
    February- do Fast For Hope
    March- send Fast For Hope & PolioPlus $$ to District Office
    April- select Ambassadorial Candidates, Complete
     sending Foundation contributions to RI
    May- complete IS project plans and promote results
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    June- Celebrate success at International Conference
    HOW ?
   3 ways for contributing to the
    Foundation
     Annual giving: request $100 per
      yr/member
     Permanent Fund: typically major gifts
      (over $10,000)
     Permanent Fund: Benefactor

   District 5960 Annual Giving-
     2001/02 contribution was $252,180
     Target for 2002/2003 is > $275,000      21
Your Contribution Is
Needed!
   Contribution options:
     Check to Rotary Foundation
     Credit card

     Electronic Funds transfer

 Help with paperwork available
 Can you help your club meet it’s
  goals and make a good investment
  through Rotary Foundation?
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How is Your Club Doing?
 2001-02 Foundation Giving $xxxx
 2002-03 Goal $yyyy ($zz/person)
       $abc as of dd/mm/yy
   Profile
       x Paul Harris Fellows (PHF)
        • y Current Multiple PHF
       z Benefactors


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     WHY?
   Rotary Foundation
    contributions and
    participation change
    lives, both for those
    who give, and those
    who receive.
   Your contribution
    and participation
    makes a difference!

                 Dave Schafer- District Foundation Chair 2002-2003
                 H 651-738-6997; W 612-342-7249; E schaf022@tc.umn.edu
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Rotary Foundation Contributions
Save and Change People’s Lives!!




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