November is Rotary Foundation month.  Our Rotary Foundation is the "purse" that provides the funds to support the educational, humanitarian and cultural programs of Rotary.  Projects like Operation We Care, Gift of Sight, Rafiki AIDS orphanage, Group Study Exchange, Ambassadorial Scholars, Rotary Centers for International Peace Studies, and other humanitarian projects around the world are all funded by Foundation matching grants.  And District Simplified Grants provide matching funds for so many community service projects right here in District 6690. 

 

Annual giving is the cornerstone

 

of our Foundation's funding efforts.  When you give to the Foundation you give right back to all of us so we can make our world a better place.  We both give to the Annual Fund every year and we are asking all Rotarians in District 6690 to join us and experience the joy of supporting Rotary's life changing work at home and around the world. Giving by "Every Rotarian, Every Year" helps ensure Rotary will continue to provide hope and help to those who need it.

 

Your contribution to the Annual Programs Fund of the Foundation goes a long way. For example:

·         $1,000 can provide 25 disabled people in Calcutta with artificial limbs.

·         $500 can provide prosthetic limbs to 12 disabled people in Cambodia.

·         $100 provides sight to the blind through 10 cataract operations at a Rotary eye camp in India.

·         $100 can buy enough vaccine to fully immunize 370 children against polio.

 

Importantly, 100% of your donations are used to fund these programs (not one cent goes to administration), and half comes right back to District 6690 for the specific programs of our choosing.

 

We ask every Rotarian toplease consider making a gift of $100 or more to the Annual Fund.  A gift of $100 equates to only about 28 cents a day, a truly small investment for such wonderful rewards. If you have already made your gift we thank you.  If not please make your gift as soon as possible. Gifts are tax deductible, and we are grateful for a gift of any amount. We hope you will make an annual gift to The Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund part of your yearly charitable giving.

 

Will you please make your check payable to "The Rotary Foundation" and return it to our club's Rotary Foundation Chair, Alan Boyd or Karen Harvey, the club Secretary today, OR go online at www.rotary.org and make your contribution with your credit card? It's quick, it's easy, and it changes lives!  Thank you in advance for your kind consideration and generosity!