GLobal grant for covid-19 is now funded!!
I have good news to report regarding the COVID-19 global grant for critically needed medical equipment. Our funding including all the promised world fund matching money from The Rotary Foundation recently arrived into the global grant bank account set up at Citizens Bank in Oviedo.
Our partner AdventHealth has just today invoiced us for the equipment that has been purchased by them in anticipation of our global grant being approved and owing to the urgent requirement that they have had to decontaminate and sterilize critical pieces of medical equipment including sterilization of respirators and masks for reuse as you will see from the attached photos.
I have attached a few of photos of the equipment for you to see what our donation has procured.
FILING CLUB TAX RETURNS
All Rotary Clubs that are 501(c)(4) organizations are required by the IRS to file an annual information return, Form 990, 990-EZ or 990-N. If your club follows the Rotary fiscal year which is June 30, the deadline to file is November 15 of any year. If your club year end is other than June 30, then you must file within 4 1/2 months following the close of your fiscal year. The determination of which 990 form to file is based on GROSS RECEIPTS for your reporting year. (See the District Treasurer's talk sent to all presidents and treasurers previously for details, these limits are defined in the instructions provided by the IRS.) Any club also having a Foundation 501(c)(3) must also file the appropriate form 990 within 4 1/2 months following the close of your foundation fiscal year.
Clubs unable to file by the required reporting time may file Form 8868 Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File an Exempt Organization Return.
Please direct any specific questions regarding your club's tax-exempt status or reporting requirements to local counsel, your tax advisor, or the IRS at www.irs.gov or 877-829-5500.
Clubs are asked to notify the District Treasurer that they have filed the appropriate form 990 or requested an extension no later then November 15, 2020.
You may contact Dennis Veccia at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
This month our club had the installation for the New Rotary Club of Brazil-Orlando Board and Directors In this 2020/21 Rotary year, we took over the new board of
Rotary Club of Brazil-Orlando on July 1, 2020, with the presence of
Assistant to Governor Gregory Gorski.
The new Board of Directors includes:
Jacqueline DeAndrade - President
Celestino De Cicco Neto - Treasurer
Adriana Sanfelice - Secretary
Lucia Helena Salvetti De Cicco - Club Public Image Chair
Michele Tamburus - Club Service Projects Chair
Cacilda Garbin - Club Rotary Foundation Chair
On the july 2, 2020, we had the installation
of the new Rotaract Board Brazil-Orlando also with the presence of the Assistant Governor Gregory Gorski.
Vitor Andrade - president
Sara Van Wie - Vice-President
Isabela Futuro - Secretary
Mariana Futuro -Treasure
Marissa Musumeci - Director of Projects and Events
Alex Beara - Out of state representative
the Rotaract Club of Brazil Orlando
Collected 32 backpacks filled with school supplies and donated them to Maxey Elementary School of Winter Garden. Our “Back to School” drive was led by our Director of Projects and Events, Marissa Musumeci, and supported by our Rotaract members and Rotary Club of Brazil Orlando. Please find attached some of the photos of our project.
In all situations, in addition to your service hours and financial contributions, track your progress measured in MEALS, based on your club’s local community standards. Use our 4 Way test to convert your club’s service into an appropriate number of meals.
Each Club will be asked to:
• Provide a monthly report of number of meals served to the district Feed10Million Champion.
• Report service hour and financial progress through RCC.
• Motivate other community members and organizations to join in this initiative.
• Share your Feed10Million photos and videos on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media outlets using the hashtag #Feed10Million.
• Share your success on Rotary Showcase.
• Use our Feed10Million Campaign to Open Opportunities and bring attention to Rotary
By now, each club should have received information about this project. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact me.
District 6980 Feed10Million Champion
the rotary club of Dr. Phillips citrus - the pet rescue club
The Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips Citrus has been around since 1993. Our name has changed over the years starting with the Rotary Club of Bay Hill, then to The Rotary Club of Southwest Orlando, and the Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips – Noon. We have always been a small and mighty club. While we may have started out as like-minded individuals that live the values of Rotary, we soon learned that there was another shared passion among our members. As we searched for a signature event to promote every year, we realized that we all cared deeply for our pets, and individually supported various Pet Rescue Organizations in the area already. One member had been a consistent volunteer with Pet Alliance of Central Florida, another fosters dogs for Huskey Haven, almost all of us have pets that were adopted from different rescue organizations, and our current Club President, Dr. David Romano, has even run his own Westie Rescue, Central Florida Westie Rescue for 10 years! Here is a picture of his current Westie, Kaylee, and one of our gatherings.
It was apparent that our shared love of animals had given us our project, and Pints 4 Paws was born. Our annual event that has been running for 6 years, and is now held twice a year, to raise money for 5 local Pet Rescue Associations. This includes a fellow Rotarian’s organization, Pet Rescue by Judy.
It is very common to attend one of our meetings and hear a new story about one of our member’s current rescued pet, recent volunteer experience, or a foster success story. Now that our meetings have added a virtual component, it is even more common for one of those pets to make a guest appearance as well!
On July 29th, members of the Rotary Club of International Drive in Orlando met with City of Orlando Police Chief, Orlando Rolón, along with Captain Gowen, Lt. Griffith, Sgt. Hutto, Cpl. Wood, Ofc. Gray, and our fellow Rotarian Lacee—OPD's I-Drive Public Information Officer—to deliver a shipment of protective face masks.
Thanks to the initiative of fellow I-Drive Rotarian Helen Chen, our Rotary Club had the opportunity to donate these face masks to protect OPD officers working in and around the International Drive area. Their officers, who protect businesses, tourists and locals with their active involvement in crime prevention, have constant contact with people in the area and this was a small token of appreciation for their community work.
Everyone wore face masks and practiced social distancing To ensure each other’s safety. After all, this was a great opportunity to Serve Above Self those who Protect and Serve our community. Rotary Club of I-Drive members Chris Evans, Helen Chen, Lacee Gerard, Bob Glinka, and Andres Goyanes were present to meet with the OPD leaders.
here are some exciting events the Rotary Club of Oviedo wishes to share with the district.
First, we are excited to say that this year will be celebrating 50 years as a chartered Rotary Club. Above is the special logo we’ve had created by an artist.
Secondly, we have participated in fundraising to purchase digital thermometers to assist Advent Health properly diagnose Covid-19 patients! Kudos to Alex Sacharoff for opening the doors for this donation from the Rotary Club of Oviedo. Attached is the letter for appreciation from AdventHealth Foundation.
Thirdly, we continue to be engaged in our community despite the challenges of Covid isolation with community projects by delivering meals on wheels weekly, and assisting with community needs frequently. Just last weekend our club participated in the cleanup of a home. Attached are some photos of this cleanup project.
Our club is meeting in person with social distancing outside our normal meeting venue and everyone participates club wide with meetings via zoom weekly.
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