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Believe it or not but my year as Niles Rotary President is half over. It seems like just yesterday I was attending PETS (President Elect Training Seminar). The last couple of months have been a little challenging for me getting our DDF Grants into the District for approval. My goal in this article is to explain a little of the process to those of you who are not recent Past Presidents or who unfamiliar with the Grant process.
When the Club’s President Elect is attending PETS in March, he or she is given the total amount of DDF (District Designated Funds) that his or her club will be eligible to receive for the upcoming year.
You have probably heard these funds and the term DDF spoken from the podium by me and by Past Presidents. The DDF funds to be received by each club are a direct percentage of the total amount of monies that have been donated by club members to the Rotary International Foundation. So, when you donate your double sustainer for the year or any other donation to Rotary International, unless specifically designated for the Polio Plus or End Polio Now campaign, a portion of those monies comes back to the club in the form of DDF. Rotary International calculates the total DDF that each District will be eligible for, and in turn the District calculates how much DDF each club in then is eligible for.
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