Did you know that The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International ranks 5th on a list of the top 10 largest charities by www.CharityNavigator.org.  Charity Navigator rates most charities on a scale from 0 to 70 based on their financial health, transparency, accountability and results reporting.  The Rotary Foundation received a rating of 69.57  

The Rotary Foundation recognizes individual members and Rotary Clubs in many ways, including these:

Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member, when you give $100 or more per year to the Annual Fund.

Paul Harris Fellow, when you give $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. You are recognized as a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow with each additional gift of $1,000.

 Every Rotarian, Every Year Club, for clubs that achieve a minimum $100 per capita   with all dues-paying members contributing some amount to the Annual Fund.  Awarded annually at the end of the Rotary year.

One of the goals of the Bonners Ferry Rotary Club is to achieve a minimum of $100 per dues-paying member and become designated as an “Every Rotarian, Every Year (EREY) club.  In 2013, contributions to the Foundation were received from 22 of 38 members, or 58 percent. 

Members who contributed $12.50 each quarter to the Rotary Foundation in 2013 should now have received written confirmation of your $100.00 contribution.  In addition, you should also have received an email, in video format, from Ron Burton, 2013-2014 President of Rotary International and D. K. Lee, 2013-2014 Trustee Chairman of the Rotary Foundation thanking you for your contribution.

You might wonder, “How could I have made a donation of $100 in 2013 when I only contributed $50 during the year, i.e., $12.50/quarter?”  The Club matches your full contribution of $50 with $50 of their own, thereby qualifying you to become a sustaining member toward the club's goal of 100% participation.  For as little as a cup of Starbucks coffee once a month ($4.17), or a weekly copy of the Bonners Ferry Herald (96 cents), you can become a sustaining member of the Foundation where your gifts are transformed into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. One major example is the work of Rotary in eradicating polio in the world.

Bonners Ferry Rotary Paul Harris Fellows are recognized on our website here.