Posted by Bob Cox
The Rotary Foundation Committee is encouraging all Rotarians to sign up for Rotary Direct.  You can do this on line at  First, select what you would like to support.  The Featured Causes are the Annual Fund and the Polio Fund.  Contributions to either of these Funds are eligible for Paul Harris Fellow recognition (more about this in future articles). Note that a portion of the money you contribute to the Annual Fund comes back to the District over time to support projects we sponsor (these are called District Designated Funds).  You may also choose to direct your support to one of the Areas of Focus:
  • Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
  • Disease Prevention and Treatment
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Economic and Community Development
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Basic Education and Literacy
  • World Fund
Select the amount you want to contribute (minimum is $10), the frequency and provide your credit card information. 
As an added incentive, every person who signs up with Rotary Direct before the end of October will be entered into a drawing for 25,000 Alaska Airline miles, donated generously by Rayli Wilson.  Drawing will be held during November, which is Rotary Foundation Month.  In addition, if this is your first time donating, you will receive 100 Paul Harris points generously donated by one of several “senior” Rotarians to assist you in reaching the Paul Harris recognition level faster.