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The Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of Rotary—a global network of volunteers committed to improving lives and communities around the world—has been named the 2016 Outstanding Foundation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
From its first contribution of $26.50 almost a century ago, The Rotary Foundation’s assets have grown to approximately $1 billion, and more than $3 billion have been spent on projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, support education, save mothers and children, and grow local economies.
The Rotary Foundation’s top priority is the global eradication of polio. Rotary launched its PolioPlus program in 1985, and in 1988 became a leading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Since then, Rotary has contributed more than $1.6 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than two billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. The Foundation’s advocacy efforts also have resulted in another $9 billion from world governments and foundations, increasing its impact.
To mark the Foundation’s centennial year, Rotary members aim to raise $300 million by July 2017. The Rotary Foundation will receive its award at AFP’s 2017 International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco, April 30 – May 2, 2017.
This is the final week of the Rotary Foundation November Matching Campaign. The club will match up to $250.00 of your contribution. Cash, check, credit cards, adding it to your quarterly billing are all acceptable. Contributions will be accepted thru our meeting on Thursday 12/01/16. As we have heard over the past few weeks, the Rotary Foundation supports many great causes either on an international or local level. Your contribution enables the Rotary Foundation to continue its work. Be generous!
District Wide Social
WHO: Rotarians and Friends
WHAT: Esters Follies (Austin’s answer to Saturday Night Live… Variety show and political comedy… so much FUN!)
WHEN: Friday November 11th @ 7:30pm
WHERE: Esters Follies: 525 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
WHY: To celebrate the END OF ELECTION SEASON!
HOW: You must call to buy tickets before the end of this week!!!
Call 512-320-0198 NOW and ask for the Rotary Group Tickets
… $30/each and you must call… this block is not available on-line.
Also, please let Amber Scarborough know that you are coming….
Show starts at 8pm but we will be meeting early for fellowship at 7:30!
The Lakewood Service Club members met and came up with nine awesome t-shirt designs for this year's shirt. The club voted to go with design #4, which was designed by Lexi.
RAW members enjoyed a program last week offered by Chip Howell (Benjamin Franklin) and Betsy Ross (Joan Howell). We also had two special guests thanks to Richard Schneider, Rebecca Foggiato and Claudio Centaro. Rebecca is a Youth Exchange Student from Southern Brazil. She is currently attending Harker Heights High School. Claudio is a Youth Exchange Student from Sicily, Italy and is a Junior at Temple High.
The meeting location for the September 29th meeting has been changed to the Leopard Room at Temple College. The location is building 28 on the map above.
Pictures taken by Gail Peek at the Good Attendance Dinner at the Gober House in Temple. Both our club and the South Club members were there. We had steaks, baked potatoes, salad and desserts. A good time was had by all.
When you give to the Rotary Foundation, you're giving to a tax deductible entity, that's why you get a letter from Rotary itemizing your donations so you can use it in your annual tax filing. While our Rotary club is not a tax exempt entity, we are one of the few clubs who established a 501 c 3 Foundation allowing us to accept gifts. That means annual sponsorships, and other donations can be made to the TRC 1965 (The Rotary Club 1965 - our club is number 1965, just like the district is number 5870). As we prepare for the Spaghetti Supper, many of you plan to purchase your tickets and give them away to Barbara or Jennifer for the senior citizens or Temple College students. This year, when you do that, you'll be making a tax deductible gift to the TRC 1965 and we'll issue a receipt for your tax records. This only works if you're giving your tickets away, so please specify that option when you pay for your tickets so that we run your purchase through the right account.
If you're planning to be an annual sponsor for our Rotary club, we can also run that gift through the TRC 1965, and that becomes tax deductible as well. Sponsorships offset fundraising expenses and allow our club to make significant contributions to our local community through grants and gifts, and we
Thanks go to the past and present TRC 1965 board members who have been very active in establishing the Foundation and making it useful to our members. Past President Jonathan Graham was instrumental in setting it up, and Past President Gary Schmidt lead the board for years garnering significant funds for our annual scholarships to Temple College. Assistant Governor Barbara Bozon revived the board and helped steer us in a new direction with more robust capabilities. Bill Stokes still manages the scholarship funds and each year a committee selects 5 students to honor with $2000 scholarships at TC. There is a current opening on the TRC 1965 board, and any member of the club can nominate someone to serve. Nominations will close at 10 am on Sept. 29. To make a nomination, please give the name in writing to David Yielding, who is the current Secretary of the TRC 1965 Board.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Tommy ValleDecember 1
Larry TurnerDecember 18
Danny DunnDecember 19
Don CooperDecember 20
Susan KincannonDecember 20
J. BrownDecember 22
Adam SoorholtzDecember 30
Germaine BrownDecember 27
Lorie MaloneDecember 27
Dan ElderGloria ElderDecember 12
Robin BattershellBrian BattershellDecember 17
Tommy ValleJenniferDecember 18
Larry TurnerDonna TurnerDecember 20
Jackie BasileLee BasileDecember 27
Thomas AllenTeriDecember 27
Jennifer GrahamJonathanDecember 28
Jonathan GrahamJennifer GrahamDecember 28
Justin FullerAllieDecember 31
Jack JonesDecember 2, 198234 years
Thomas AllenDecember 5, 199125 years
Erroll WendlandDecember 6, 195165 years
Steve ArmstrongDecember 9, 200412 years
Vane HugoDecember 13, 20124 years
Robin BattershellDecember 20, 20124 years