Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Green Bay November 18, 2018
A Rotarian’s Thanksgiving Prayer
Thank you for blessing me with Rotary. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to serve you better. I am grateful to be a Member of this group that is eradicating polio and has done so much good in the world for so many years. I ask your blessing on my sponsor who invited me to join. I thank you for all the Members of my Club, who have become a second family, united in service to your children everywhere. I ask that you continue to bless us with the good cheer we regularly share. And please help us to better serve our communities, close and distant, by inspiring us frequently with both the clear understanding of their needs, and with the creative solutions to address them. Make us the instruments of your goodness we wish to be. Bless all Rotarians everywhere.
Taken from Ken Jaz, November 21, 2016.
- Monday – November 19 – Chiara Boss -Girl Scouts
- Monday – November 26 – Rotary Foundation – Mary Schweiger Classification Talk – Amber Paluch
My dear friends and fellow Rotary leaders,
As we enter Foundation Month, we would like to thank each and every one of you who did so much to make World Polio Day such an enormous success.
We welcomed Rotarians, Rotary staff members, Rotaractors, and guests to our livestream viewing and virtual reality event here at Rotary headquarters in Evanston. It was an amazing experience—not only sharing our excitement and enthusiasm for polio eradication with so many strong supporters, but knowing that our event was just one of the 3,300 registered World Polio Day events taking place around the world on that day. Every one helped raise awareness of our work; every one brought eradication that much closer.
Rotary’s work to eradicate polio continues, as does our work to promote literacy, economic development, better health, clean water, and peace throughout the world—all of it supported by our Rotary Foundation. In its 101st year, our Foundation continues to be the engine that drives the Rotary machine, allowing Rotary clubs and districts to aspire to larger, more ambitious projects with transformative, sustainable impact.
If your club is thinking about taking on a more ambitious project, remember that Rotary Action Groups (RAGs) are great resources. RAGs are international groups of Rotarians, family members, program participants, and alumni who are experts in a particular field, such as microcredit, peace, family health, disasters, or water. In addition to contributing technical expertise, RAGs can also assist clubs with global grant projects by helping prepare grant applications, conduct community assessments, identify partners, raise funds, and establish monitoring and evaluation plans.
Some of the largest RAGs serve as leaders in Rotary’s areas of focus and help clubs take on large-scale global grant projects: RAG for Population and Development, Water and Sanitation RAG, RAG for Family Health and AIDs Prevention, Microfinance and Community Development RAG, and RAG for Peace. Connect directly with a RAG for assistance with a project, district, or global grant, at any stage of planning.
You can end Foundation Month on a charitable note by participating in Giving Tuesday, 27 November. Rotary will be joining thousands of other organizations worldwide for a global day of giving. Our new online giving platform giving platform has made it easier than ever to give to the Foundation, and you can easily notify someone of a gift made in their honor via email or by printing and delivering a customized notification yourself.
We usually refer to The Rotary Foundation as Our Foundation. Unlike most charities, our Foundation is truly Our Foundation, because it is both supported by the Rotary family, and supports the work we do. This year, our Foundation has already approved 222 district grants, with $31.9 million USD in total funding, and 41 global grants, with $11.9 million in total funding.
Our ambitious goals to grow our endowment and our annual giving set the stage for a larger, more effective, more sustainable Rotary—that will Be the Inspiration for generations to come.
Yours in Rotary,
President, Rotary International 2018-19
Ron D. Burton
Trustee Chair, The Rotary Foundation 2018-19
Indoor Ride to End Polio We had a great time on Monday November 12th!!!
For all those who sponsored us – a BIG THANK YOU!!
Please get your donor $$ in asap, as we need to send them on to the END Polio campaign.
All monies need to be sent before November 30th to receive a proper match.
The Rotary District 6220 Board has approved a Global Grant Scholarship available for ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-2020.
The Rotary District 6220 Global Grant Scholarship provides a $30,000 scholarship award for graduate (not doctorate) studies at a qualified college/university (i.e., has a graduate level program of study that directly relates to at least one of The Rotary Foundation’s (TRF) Areas of Focus) outside the USA for US citizens; or, for international citizens (namely, cannot have U.S. citizenship or have a green card or in the process of applying for U.S. citizenship), outside their native country where a Rotary host club can be identified. Scholars must commence studies no earlier than the beginning of the academic year in the fall of 2019 and conclude no later than December 30, 2020 and expend the scholarship funds within 12 months of starting studies.
In recognition of The Rotary Foundation’s (TRF) 100-year anniversary in 2017, the TRF Trustees set out to develop a plan to move the foundation toward its second century of service. The plan, called the Future Vision Plan, focuses TRF-funded programs to specific areas where they will have the greatest impact by addressing priority world needs that are presently most relevant to Rotarians.
As a result, to be eligible for a Rotary District 6220 Global Grant Scholarship, an applicant must have a background, intended graduate studies and future career plans related to at least one of the following focus areas:
Further information, including the “Prequalification Application” and “Timetable,” can be found on the District 6220 website (http://www.ridistrict6220.org/); “Global Grant Scholarship” page under “Rotary Foundation & Grants” page)
Yours In Service,
Julia Wallace, 2018-19 Rotary Club of Green Bay President
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