Posted by Kathy Kwiat-Hess on Aug 01, 2019

I have the pleasure of serving as the District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair for the next 3 years.  PDG Ruth Lee has done an excellent job of laying the groundwork for a smooth transition and change in leadership.  We have put together a great team of chairs for the various subcommittees that are part of the Foundation Committee structure.

We are looking for individuals to serve on a few of these subcommittees.  We need a few more people for the following:  Annual Fund, PolioPlus and Scholarships.  Please contact me if you want to serve or know of someone else who might.

One of my goals for this year is to have every club identify a Foundation Chair.  This should be a person who can serve as a cheerleader and inspire club members on the importance of giving to The Rotary Foundation.  If your club has not yet identified such a person, please do so soon.  I would really like to work with each of the Foundation chairs throughout the district.  

Our district did well in our giving this last Rotary year.  I believe we can continue to improve on that.  When I traveled the district last year as DG, I spoke about The Foundation being the lifeblood for the good work that we do as Rotarians throughout the world.  Without Foundation giving, most of that work could not happen.  Our committee is more than happy to come to your club and do a program on The Rotary Foundation and the various components that fall under The Foundation.    Please contact me if you are interested in a program.  We will also be reaching out to clubs throughout the year.

Remember:  Rotary Connects the World!


Kathy Kwiat-Hess