We now have a new procedure for contribution requests.  Anyone wanting funds for a project must now fill our our new "Caldwell Rotary Funding Request Form".  We have many requests and we need to be able to view all of them at the same time to prioritize a list for spending our annual budgeted contribution fund. 
     Our Rotary booth at the Caldwell Night Rodeo is our biggest fundraiser, and this is where our funds for contributions comes from.  Up to this point, we have been spending our funds to annually support the following Rotary programs: partially funding to send our incoming president to the International Convention, vocational and academic scholarships, the second grade "First Book Project", sending students to RYLA, and our Caldwell Rotary Optimist Football Team. 
     After these have been funded, we have given contributions to outside entities after reviewing their requests.  There had been no formal way to evaluate incoming requests and it was suggested that we create an application for funding to field these requests to better serve our community within the vision and goals of Rotary.
     To find the application, go to http://caldwellrotaryclub.com .  Then scroll down the menu on the right side of the Home Page until you come to the  "Home Page Downloads" section.  Click on "Caldwell Rotary Funding Request Form" and the application will pop up.  This year is a transitional year, so by next year this procedure and the deadline application date will be in full swing.  This should help disperse our contribution budget in a more effective and fair way to support the visions of Rotary.