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More than 100 Rotarians and guests, representing over 20 clubs, took part in the charter night for the Rotary Club of Kingston Waterfront. Guests came from as far away as Australia. Many clubs presented gifts to welcome the new club into the district.
Dave Hallett did not attend the charter of his club, Kingston Waterfront, on Monday, May 11. Why? He is currently in Nepal as a ShelterBox Response Team member. Dave has a challenge for us Dave Hallett ShelterBox fundraiser .
Consider giving if your club does not have enough funds to pay for a ShelterBox yourself.
About 50 Rotarians attended the Rotary Foundation Walk in Watertown, raising just over $10,000 US. The 100th anniversary lunch was well attended. DG Ariane Carriere presented a 100th anniversary plaque signed by Rotary International president Gary C.K. Huang.
Is your Club Foundation Chair still asking you to write a check to The Rotary Foundation and give it to him to snail-mail to Evanston? Your Chair may not be comfortable with electronic giving, but The Rotary Foundation is! Giving online is less costly than pro-cessing checks, which means much quicker acknowledgement and, ultimately, more funds available to make a difference on the ground. Here are other ways to maximize your Foundation giving:
Rotary Direct (recurring giving)
You choose how much and how often you want to give— it's a simple and secure way to make a big impact — and the funds are transferred automatically. Online contributions can be made monthly, quarterly, or annually. Either complete and return the Rotary Direct enrollment form or enroll by phone at +1-866-976-8279. To update your existing recurring giving, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1-866-976-8279. For security reasons, changes to your credit card information should be made by phone—not online.
Employee matching gift
Double the impact of your gift by asking your employer to match your contribution to The Rotary Foundation. More than 15,000 companies match gifts to the Foundation, including many international corporations — and beginning this month, the program has expanded to include Canadian firms as well (see article at left). Find out if your employer offers this program at www.rotary.org/matchinggifts. Learn more about Rotary's employee matching gift program, including recognition opportunities.
Support Rotary's efforts with the Rotary International credit card. Just by using your card, you'll be helping The Rotary Foundation do good in the world. A portion of each purchase you make with the card will benefit The Rotary Foundation, at no additional cost to you. The Rotary Foundation has received more than $8.6 million from the program since it launched in 2000, including $3.6 million to support polio eradication. Rotary’s credit card program is currently available in both Canada and the United States. Learn more and apply at this link.
Through the United Airlines Mileage Plus Charity Miles program, you can donate miles to provide free airfare toward a club or district project. Learn more. Rotary Miles donation form.
Amazon.com allows you to select a charity to receive 0.5 percent of the purchase price of eligible purchases. It is an easy way to give and it’s not hard to sign up. Click on the link for more — and be sure to select The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International to receive your charitable contributions!
WEEK 45 WHAT CAN YOUR $100.00 DONATION TO THE ROTARY FOUNDATION DO?
Your $100 donation to The Rotary Foundation can help provide textbooks for one elementary school in Zambia, provide a hearing aid for a deaf child in Pakistan, buy de-worming tablets for 112 children in the Philippines, pay for cataract operations for three blind people in India, or provide 230 blankets for the elderly in the winter months of Korea.
YOU CAN COMMIT TODAY TO DONATING $100 OR MORE PER YEAR TO THE ROTARY FOUNDATION AND START MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES. WILL YOU?
WEEK 46 WHAT CAN YOUR $500.00 DONATION TO THE ROTARY FOUNDATION DO?
Your $500 donation to The Rotary Foundation can help provide a watch repair business for six disabled workers in the Philippines, purchase safety equipment for a boat providing public health services to isolated river villages in Peru, provide prosthetic limbs for 12 disable people in Thailand/Cambodia, or buy five small sewing businesses to give poor mothers in Mexico a better ability to lead self-sufficient lives.
CAN YOU COMMIT TODAY TO DONATING $500 PER YEAR TO THE ROTARY FOUNDATION AND START MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES? WILL YOU?
International Service/ Action international
T.R. Leger School, CornwallJun 13, 2015
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
District Council /Changeover /Council of Governors
T.R. Leger School, CornwallJun 20, 2015
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dates to Remember
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