New Year! Everything starts new on July 1 in the Rotary world – new Governor,
new Club Presidents and new projects. Well, not everything is new…the
Foundation team members have multi-year assignments and are still hard at work.
So let me catch you up on who is doing what this year for The Rotary Foundation
in our district:
Rotary Foundation Chair (DRFC)||PDG Margie Kersey, Stone Mountain|
Grants Chair ||Anne Glenn, Dunwoody|
|Global Grants Chair||Anne Glenn again!|
|District Grants Chair||Mary
Ligon, Dougherty County|
|Global Scholars Chair||Kathy Brandt, Dunwoody|
|Peace Fellows Chair||Laura Kann, Dunwoody|
|Fundraising Chair||DGN Jim Squire, Sandy Springs|
|Stewardship Chair||PDG Fran Milberg, Thomasvile|
MacArthur, Sandy Springs|
|100% Paul Harris Club Chair||Gerry
Bilbro, Griffin Daybreak|
Of course, all of these folks have teams working with them as well – don’t be shy about calling for a speaker, a question or just plain help.
Grants have been completed and submitted to The Rotary Foundation. As of July
3, we are still awaiting approval. As soon as that happens, Treasurer Will (who
has your grant check already completed) will drop your money in the mail. When
that happens, you can begin your project. Remember, this year, your receipts
must be scanned into the D6900 website to document how your grant money was
spent! Questions? Contact Mary Ligon.
another big change this year that I hope you will like – online Global Grant
Qualification. Every year, any club that wants to do a Global Grant must get
qualified. That means you participate in grant training and we report it to The
Rotary Foundation. Instead of holding a Foundation Seminar in August, the training
is online at rotary6900.orgSimply
click the Resource tab, scroll down and click Global Grants. There is a lot of
information there, and the qualification information is in a box on the right
hand side. The process is simple, watch all 4 videos, read the documentation
resources and take the quiz. You can only take the quiz once every 24 hours, so
read carefully. Once you pass the quiz, you are qualified to serve on your
club’s global grant committee! Big thanks to Governor Alec for the computer
support to make this possible. Questions? Give Margie Kersey or Anne Glenn a
We won’t be
holding a Million Dollar Dinner this year (whew!), but we will be holding two
Foundation events – one in October for Polio and one in February for Major
Donors. Keep an eye out for more information.
We are still
trying to become a 100% Paul Harris Fellow club district and we are very close.
As of July 1 there are only TEN clubs that have not achieved this once in a
lifetime goal (remember – you can only earn this banner once). If you would
like some advice or help in reaching this recognition, please contact Gerry
Bilbro. He has some great ideas for helping you go the distance.
Now is the
time to ask for Foundation speakers – especially if you want someone to speak
in November. If you want a speaker, please contact Margie Kersey and let her
know who you would like to visit your club. We have a lot of great folks and
they would be delighted to share the good works of the Foundation with your
Foundation is 101 years old this year. This is the first year of a new century
of Doing Good in the World. It is a great time to make Foundation giving and
grants a vital part of your club!