Rotary Foundation Committee

The mission of the Rotary Foundation Committee is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. Members promote The Rotary Foundation and encourage membership participation in EREY, recruit at least one new Benefactor each year, coordinate with the Public Relations Committee to promote TRF outside of the club, and administer the Ambassadorial Scholar Program.

ANNUAL Contributions to the Annual Programs Fund through the Every Rotarian, Every Year (EREY) initiative are the primary source of funding for Foundation programs, which cover more than 160 countries and geographical areas on seven continents. 

PERMANENT  This fund enables individuals to combine their gifts into a significant force to address the world’s greatest needs for generations to come. This is the Endowment Fund of The Rotary Foundation. Planned Giving includes the Benefactor program.

POLIOPLUS  Members develop and coordinate the club's involvement in the PolioPlus Program – Rotary International’s effort to eradicate polio from the world.
PAUL HARRIS AWARD COMMITTEE  Members of this committee recommend to the Board the names of the recipients of the annual Paul Harris Award, who are members of the Club and have contributed to Rotary’s mission through service at the local, national and/or international level.

ROTARACT COMMITTEE This committee works with the Rotaract club at SUNY Plattsburgh in various service projects and provides advice and support to the students to promote international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service.

RYLA – ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP The committee works in conjunction with the Districtwide event to solicit youth leaders to participate in the annual weekend-long workshop to develop their skills and return to their secondary school and community as a leader of tomorrow.

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE COMMITTEE This committee selects international service projects for our club and members; at least one representative attends the quarterly District meetings in Cornwall, Ontario.

YOUTH EXCHANGE COMMITTEE  The committee coordinates the local youth exchange program with the District committee, both inbound and outbound.