November is Foundation Month

The Foundation helps fund the many programs and projects Rotary offers. Polio Eradication, Scholarships, District Grants, Vocational Training Teams, Global Grants, Disaster Relief Fund, just to mention a few. These programs help and support Clubs around the world provide resources, make our projects successful, and change the lives of people in our communities. I encourage all of you and your Clubs to utilize the opportunities the Foundation offers.
It is important we support the Foundation with charitable donations. Every Rotarian – Every Year. $10, $25, $50, $100 or more. What you are willing or able to, we ask you to donate. Sign up for automatic withdrawals from your checking account or charge to your credit card. It is easy and painless, and it makes a big difference in the lives of many people.
As mentioned earlier this year, District 6220 and 6270 started the Million Dollar Journey and we are working diligently to reach our goal. I would like to hear from you, if you are considering making a Major Gift or Bequest to the Foundation. We have Rotarians from TRF and the District that can help you find the right way to give.
We just celebrated World Polio Day and I’d like to thank all the Clubs that participated and raised funds for Polio Eradication. I have heard of many clever and successful ways Clubs have raised money. Thank you so much for all your efforts. At our District Foundation Dinner our District celebrated all our accomplishments and recognized individuals and Clubs for their generosity and support of the Foundation. I hope you were able to participate.
The Global Grant and the VTT committees are looking for projects in this Rotary year. If your Club is looking to send a team or is in the process of planning a project, please contact John Hein at .
Membership, Membership, Membership is our most important focus. New members, retain members, diversify membership are some of the topics we need to focus on. We have seen a net loss of 2 members in the first quarter of this Rotary year. We are still moving in the wrong direction. The District has a very effective and active membership committee and I hope you will ask for their input when needed. Rotary has so much to offer and I am convinced people in our communities want to be part of our success.
The District has started a “friendly” Membership Competition. We will recognize the 10 clubs with the most net gain with Paul Harris points for Paul Harris Awards. Are we competitive or not? Let’s make a difference.
The District is moving forward with the implementation of our strategic plan. Please be a part of the process. Have you updated your Club website lately? How are you are taking advantage of social media? Are you bragging and telling you community about your club’s success stories? We owe it to ourselves; we have so many positive stories to tell!!!
And we before we know it, it is Thanksgiving. A time for Family, Thanks,  and Reflection on all our opportunities and accomplishments.
Together, let Rotary Connect the World.