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District 5520 Rotarians thank the men and women who have served the District over the years as our Governors.

Service Above Self!

It’s a common misconception that only half of our annual giving to the Rotary Foundation comes back to the District for grants.  In fact, with a strategic approach, more than 100 percent can be returned to support humanitarian projects in our district.

The term “SHARE” has a couple of different meanings in the context of Rotary Foundation giving.  In the simplest terms, it is how we share Rotary with the world and our giving with other districts.  The term “SHARE” also is applied to a category of Annual Fund giving (promoted as Every Rotarian Every Year) that is unrestricted.  When you give to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund, you have the choice of restricting your gift to a specific area of focus, such as water/sanitation or basic education/literacy.  But if you make this election, you need to be aware that those gifts will not be included in our District Designated Funds (DDF).  DDF is the money that comes back to our district three years later and provides the funds we use for District Grants as well as the District’s match for Global Grants.

For this reason, district leaders encourage Rotarians to select Annual Fund – SHARE as the best choice for Annual Fund giving when our members donate to the Rotary Foundation.

A portion of our members’ Annual Fund – SHARE giving that is made in fiscal year 2018 will be returned to the District as DDF that we can utilize in fiscal year 2021.  To be more precise, one-half of our district’s total giving to Annual Fund – SHARE is returned as DDF. If our district Rotarians gave, for example, $300,000 to the Annual Fund – SHARE this year, we would receive $150,000 back in DDF three years later.  

The other half - $150,000 in this example - comes back to us from the World Fund, which is administered by the Rotary Foundation and provides a signification portion of the funding of our Global Grants.

This is where the misconception originates, and if we only utilized DDF (and not the World Fund) to support our humanitarian projects, it would be a valid assumption.  But, we certainly don’t need to stop there. Although it has been customary for our district Rotarians to participate in Global Grants as the international partner, we also can choose to be the host partner.  The host partner is on the receiving end of a humanitarian project funded by a Global Grant.

It is no secret that our Rotary District includes many communities with significant economic and social needs.  We can utilize the funds available from Rotary Foundation Global Grants by forming partnerships with other Rotary Clubs in districts outside our own country and tapping into the World Fund.

And that’s how we SHARE and receive more at the same time!

There are 54 days left in this Rotary year, and thus 54 days to help District 5520 achieve its goal of support to the Foundation Annual Fund–Share of $100 per Rotarian. We have done well, and we are close. We have added more than 881 new donors to the Foundation this year, and we enjoyed a wonderful response to the offer of a Paul Harris Fellowship points match at our recent district conference in Santa Fe. A big thanks to James Morrison and his team. So, we are almost there.
If you haven’t donated to the Rotary Foundation this year, please help us achieve our goal. But, it’s not just about achieving our goal. Rather, it is about doing good in the world. Our donations to the Annual Fund-Share make help possible service projects in our own communities, as well as global grant projects abroad. We can make, and are making, the world a better, kinder place.
To learn more about the Rotary Foundation and how it uses our money, see https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary/rotary-foundation. To donate online, go to https://www.rotary.org/en/donate.
Your District 5520 leadership team is proud of you and thanks you for your support.

  Log In Instructions ~ District 5520 Rotarians

As a District 5520 Rotarian, creating a log-in is fairly simple! Follow these steps:
1. Click on the log in button on the right side of the dark blue menu bar on the home page.
2. You will be prompted with a log in window.
3. Enter your email address of record (your email should have been entered and kept current by your club secretary).
4. For your first time logging in, click on “I forgot my password”.
5. You will receive your user Id and password by email to your address of record.
6. Once you have gained access to the website, click on “My Profile”, on the top menu bar and then click on “Change my password”. Now go back to “My Profile” and edit and save your contact data.
7. If you have any problems, please contact Kathy Fuller at kfuller5520@gmail.com.
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