November is Rotary Foundation Month
Hopefully every Rotarian supports the Rotary Foundation. There are many ways we do that. Just think of it this way, for less than .03 per day you can become a Sustaining Member or for $2.74 per day a Paul Harris Society Member. Without spending any money now but leaving it in your Last Will and Testament, you can become a Bequest Society Member and still there are more options available. Donate your money to PolioPlus and have it matched 2 to one, where else can you make that happen.
Rotary International’s Foundation has been doing amazing things around the world for over 100 years and with our continued support will continue for another 100 years.
Welcome to November and The Rotary Foundation Month!!!!
It is the time to start giving to The Rotary Foundation. As of November 1, the following Clubs have submitted their goals to Rotary International.
Apopka, Avalon Park, Casselberry, College Park, Dr. Phillips, Kissimmee Bay, Kissimmee, Leesburg Sunrise, Leesburg Sunset, Orlando Breakfast, Oviedo, Seminole County South, Seminole County Sunset, South Lake County, The Parks-Orlando, The Villages Evening, The Villages, The Villages Noon, The Villages Sunset South. THANK YOU, THANK YOU. As Club Foundation Chair, you have the ability to submit your goals for the Foundation. Please check with your Assistant Governor for more information. Go to www.rotary.org, my rotary, sign in, manage, rotary club central, goals, tab foundation, is just one way to post your goals.
As the Holidays are approaching, there are some important dates to know about.
UPCOMING EVENTS TO REGISTER FOR: www.rotarydistrict6980.org, log in, district, calendar, scroll to the correct date and register
January 22, 2020 – Lake Receptions, Mt. Dora- HUMAN TRAFFICKING-10 AM – 2 PM, light lunch to be served
January 25, 2020 – Rosen College of Hospitality – 2020-2021 DISTRICT GRANT SEMINAR- Must be present to write a District Grant for July 1, 2020-2021.
March 21, 2020 – District Foundation Dinner, Lake Receptions, Mt Dora
October 24 was World Polio Day. Please mail your contributions to The Rotary Foundation to give your club any credit for participating in this event.
Remember to include your Interact, Rotaract and/or EarlyAct clubs in your efforts to eradicate Polio.
Rotary Foundation talks are available on www.rotary.org or contact the following
PDG Jo Weber, DRFC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sanjay Deshpande, Annual Giving Chair, email@example.com
John Beall, District Grant Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
George Stuart, Grants Chair, George.email@example.com
John DeMauro, Polio Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Shydo, DDF Chair, email@example.com
DGN Barry Gainer, Scholarship Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Harris Society Chair, John Rabley, email@example.com
Major Donor, Dick Phoebus, firstname.lastname@example.org
As for other speakers, you probably have someone in your club that has participated in a grant project. If not, ask the question “Why are you a Rotarian?”. There is something known as a Rotary Moment. Have members explain their Rotary Moment.
Also, do not forget that Fred Robey, The Villages Sunset South, has Points to match Annual giving of $500 to The Rotary Foundation. What a great Birthday, Anniversary or Holiday gift to someone. Attached are the forms and letter that needs to be filled out.
We are looking for a few Good Rotarians to become spokespersons for The Rotary Foundation. If you have the heart for our Foundation, please let me know.
Each club should have a new Bequest Society member. A Bequest Society member has agreed to leave The Rotary Foundation $10,000. For more information, contact Dick Phoebus, email@example.com.
You can become a member of the Paul Harris Society by giving $85 per month to The Rotary Foundation. More information contact John Rabley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let us have a great Giving year.
Happy Thanksgiving to all
Jo Weber, PDG
Our big service project happened Saturday November 2, at Celebration High School. We packed 28,512 meals and donated boxes of collected food for local pantries. Thank you to every club that supported this food-packing event. If you missed it, you missed a great event. Almost 200 Rotarians, Interactors and Rotaractors were present.
We will do it again next May 2, 2020 and possibly even before that in The Villages.
If your club donated to the Rotary fund directly and you haven’t told me, please let me know so that we can be acknowledged as a District for the total amount. Please send me an email with the amount your club donated to a DAF or RI directly so that I can have this information for a report that I have to submit to Zone. Some of you have given me this information. If you are not sure, send it again.
Hopefully you are sending Stephanie all of your pictures and announcements about your events happening in the near future. Don’t wait until the month they happen, put them in every month and let the information sink in to the members.
The holiday season is upon and everyone is busy – thank you for being great leaders.