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The Rotary Foundation is the lifeblood of the work of ROTARY and ROTARIANS around the world. It is vital that it has new donations every year because of the unique share system. The money we donate this year to the annual fund will be held for three years so the interest generated can pay administrative costs BUT ALL of the original donated amount will be spent in three years.

Our Athens Rotary Club has made a committment to donate $X,000 to the TRF annual fund for 2009-2010. Please do your part and give to the TRF. It is easy to send a check made out to THE ROTARY FOUNDATION in with your quarterly dues, or give or mail to Alan Boyd, Foundation Chair at Athens Rotary Club, P O Box 681, Athens, OH 45701. Alan will forward with a form to be properly credited. You can also donate online at the Rotary.org website if you prefer.

Remember 50% of this money will come back to our District 6690 in 3 years to fund Ambassadorial Scholarships, University Teacher Grants, Group Study Exchange Teams, Avoidable Blindness, Operation We Care, etc. as well as the District Simplified Grants we have used for Good Works, the Rotary Fountain and Wedding Park, and other local projects.

The Trimble Book Project was an international project initiated by a Rotary Club in India which included funds which had come back to our own District 6690 and Indian District 3030 as well as a Matching Grant from Rotary International. All these matching funds were the result of Rotarians around the world giving to the Annual Fund.

We are so fortunate in so many ways including being a Rotarian. We know we are making the world better every day through our joint purpose of "Service Above Self".

Let's be EVERY ROTARIAN EVERY YEAR! and make the world a better place for all.