District 5520
70 Rotary clubs serving New Mexico and Far West Texas!

 

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2014-15 Foundation Webinar

Join us for a webinar on Dec 11, 2014 at 4:00 PM MST.
 
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2014-15 Foundation Webinar
 
Register now!
Learn more about the work of the Rotary Foundation and how to generate support in your club. Join District 5520 Governor Lonnie Leslie, District Foundation Chair and PDG Tom Lindsay and their Foundation team in a Webinar presented by the Rotary Foundation's Natalia Bonfante Ginez Annual Giving Officer, Zones 21B & 27.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
 
Tom Lindsay
District 5520 Foundation Chair
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A History of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

www.foundationhistory.org

Before you attend any Rotary meeting on grants or other aspects of TRF, learn this history and share it. Those who know give more.

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To a young set of parents in Afghanistan, it was a life-saving immunization for their five-month-old son. To a woman with seven children in Malaysia, it was a loan to start a sewing business that enabled her to feed her children. To North Koreans, it was an ambulance that equipped a hospital to be able to take care of them. To thousands of college students in almost every country on earth, it was the chance to study abroad, with all expenses paid, and learn their educational specialty up close and personal.

Ask anyone who has been touched by The Rotary Foundation what it is and every answer will be different. Ask anyone who has been touched by The Rotary Foundation just how important it is, and every answer will be identical.

The Rotary Foundation was born as an endowment fund in 1917, the brainchild of RI President Arch C. Klumph. It was reborn 12 years later in the form we know today, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary international. However, it wouldn’t be until after the passing of Paul P. Harris in 1947 that TRF would reach the financial health and world importance that it enjoys today.

Technically speaking, it is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

Its expenses are born solely by the interest earned on its contributions over a three year period.

As an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world," its initial contribution was US $26.50 in 1918. When it became The Rotary Foundation in 1928, it had a value of US $5,739.07. In the most recent year that we have complete figures, the Foundation had more than US $73 million contributed in 2000-01. But, that’s not what The Rotary Foundation is all about. Its event-filled 85 years has been a story of Rotarians learning the value of service to humanity, and the citizens of the earth benefiting from that service.

The Humanitarian Programs of the foundation help fuel international Rotary projects to improve the quality of life, providing health care, clean water, food, education, and other essential needs primarily in the developing world.

A major Humanitarian Program is PolioPlus, which seeks to eradicate the polio virus worldwide by Rotary’s 100th birthday in 2005. Through its Educational Programs, the Foundation provides funding for some 1,200 students to study abroad each year. Grants are also awarded to university teachers to teach in developing countries and for exchanges of business and professional people. Even its former participants in the Foundation's programs can continue their affiliation with Rotary as Foundation Alumni.

Welcome to the History of The Rotary Foundation.

Doug Rudman
History Fellows Chair
Rotary Global History (2002-2004)
Coordinator: PDG Helen B. Reisler
Webmaster: DGN Don Murphy

 
 

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  District Vision  

Provide support and resources for every member to understand, achieve, sustain, and share “Service Above Self”.

 
 

 

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Ardeth and DG Lonnie Leslie 

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Polio Current Facts 

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Professional Growth Opportunities Available Now

Training Schedule to Prepare You in Rotary and Business


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Rotary International has released their free mobile app for your convenience.  Click below for a full list of features and direct links to download directly from the Apple app store, Google Play, and BlackBerry App World.  It’s called the Rotary Club Locator from Rotary International.
Features
The Rotary Club Locator app helps you find a Rotary club meeting when you’re on the go.
* The “Near Me” search locates clubs within a physical radius of 100 miles. (Note: Actual driving distances may be further.)
* A keyword search for clubs. This search looks for the keyword in either the club name or meeting location address. This is useful for finding clubs that are outside of the 100-mile radius from your current location.
* A map showing a club’s location and driving directions
* The ability to save search results to a list of favorite clubs
* The ability to add a club to your phone’s contact list
* The club’s website and primary phone number, if available
* A search function to find clubs by district
Downloads
You can download the App depending your device by following the following links:
 
 
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