November is Foundation Month - Read More to find out how to book Foundation Speakers.
New District Foundation Chair Effective July 1 - Read More to find out who.
Global Grant Application Deadline Friday, January 14 - Read More for additional details.
October and November are important months for The Rotary Foundation. During October we recognize World Polio Day and Gretchen Bren our District Polio Chair has important information in this newsletter on those events.
November is Rotary Foundation month. This provides a great opportunity to learn more about the Rotary Foundation and to help your Club meet its Foundation giving goals for the year.
If you would like an engaging speaker during November (or any other time), our Foundation team is here to help! To arrange to have one of us as speaker, please reach out to that individual as listed below:
Bill Harvey – District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair (email Bill)
Ed Walsh - Global Grants (email Ed)
Nicki Klein - District Grants (email Nicki)
Gretchen Bren - End Polio Now (email lGretchen)
Tom Cardwell – Global Grant Scholarships (email Tom)
Robert Rapp – Vocational Training Teams (email Robert)
The Foundation is such a vital part of Rotary, and so critical to extending our service throughout the World. Let us know how we can help your Club develop a deeper connection with The Rotary Foundation.
New District Rotary Foundation Chair Selected
We are pleased to announce that Past District Governor (2019-20) Mick McKinley has accepted the invitation of DGE Barb Bartle to become our District 5650 Rotary Foundation Committee Chair for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2022. Mick will succeed our current chair, Bill Harvey, when Bill’s term ends June 30, 2022. Please be sure to thank and congratulate Mick for accepting this new opportunity of service. To contact Mick - click here.
Global Grant Application Deadline – Friday, January 14, 2022
We have had a lot of interest from Clubs this year regarding Global Grants. We currently have more than $40,000 of DDF unallocated and available for Global Grants during this Rotary Year (2021-22). We want to treat any and all Club requests for Global Grants fairly, so we have set January 14, 2022 as the deadline for submitting completed Global Grant applications online at for review by District 5650.
The goal is that, by that date, your Club’s application would be completed online, and there would have been an opportunity for a Grant Officer at The Foundation to have done a preliminary review by January 14. Authorizations would be obtained after the District gives its approval for use of DDF following the January 14 deadline.
If your Club is considering applying for a Global Grant this Rotary year, please reach out to Ed Walsh (Global Grants Chair) or Bill Harvey (District Rotary Foundation Chair) so they can help you with the necessary logistics involved in applying for a Global Grant – Don’t wait until the last minute! Please reach out to Ed (email Ed) or Bill (email Bill) as soon as possible if your Club is considering applying for a Global Grant.