Every week our stalwart treasury and finance staff needs to sort and reconcile checks across the three primary accounts that relate to our lives as Rotarians: Cupertino Rotary -- CREF -- the Rotary Foundation.

When checks are incorrectly made out, and this happens often, it significantly adds to their work load.

The following guidelines are for all of us to use in the spirit of helping out. If we follow them we will also ensure that our monies go to their intended purpose.

There are two important steps. First: write the check to the correct account from the three account choices. Second: always make a clear notation on the memo, or "For" line.

Happy check writing!!