Fellow Rotarians:

In addition to my talk yesterday you will find attached more information about the Rotary Sustainability Trust.

Our contact in Great Britain, Peter Sephton, Chair of the sustainability trust, invited our club to become one of the first Sustaining Members of the Trust.  The Club donation would be US $ 100.00.

It is a new opportunity to join with Rotarians from all over the world in an expanding global Rotary Club project.

Becoming a Sustaining Member of the Trust offers the following benefits:

·         The opportunity to link with Member Clubs and Rotarians around the world, to combine on humanitarian projects that will make our planet sustainable for future generations.

·         Access to expert knowledge and funding that can help Clubs develop sustainable projects.

·         Direct financial support for the South African Solar Cooker Project 2010 (see attached).

·         A down-loadable certificate stating that the Club or individual has become a Sustaining Member.

·         A down-loadable cartoon "Grandpa - what did you do in the war against climate change?

·         Ability to use the Trust logo on Club stationery, to show support for sustainable Rotary Club projects.

·         Entry onto the online Roll of Honour for Sustaining Members' Club & District details.

·         The Club donation of US$100 to be a Sustaining Member will go directly to the South African Solar Cooker project.

·         For the South Africa project the Trust has brought Clubs together from the USA, the UK and South Africa to organize and fund the training of low income families in some of the most AIDS stricken townships in Cape Town and Grahamstown. Three members of Fresno Rotary Club in California will travel to South Africa to explain the benefits and methods for solar cooking.

·         Grahamstown Rotary Club is hosting the project, which is being coordinated in Cape Town by Kirstenbosch Rotary Club and community group Ikamva Labantu (the Future of our Nation). This is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that works through local communities so that they can become self-sufficient and sustainable.

·         In this Rotary Club-based project participants will be helping to promote solar cooking, water purification, cooker manufacture and trading within the townships.

·         The Trust aims to get Clubs around the world working together on humanitarian projects that will make our planet sustainable for future generations  and bring benefits to current generations.


The attached pdf sheet explains the Trust aims on a single page.
Please let me know your thought about our Club becoming a Sustaining Member.

Thank you very much.