Club Foundation Activities

Club Foundation Activities – 2015-16 Rotary

The Club is engaged in The Rotary Foundation (TRF) activities.  Here are a few of those.

An Application has been made for a District Grant of $1,000 in support of:            

Days For Girls and UN Youth Qld

  • Continuation of our successful ongoing weekly program‘Happy Dollars’giving to the  Polio Plus campaign. Thus Rotary International’s principal charity is kept as one of  each members top priorities.

  • The Senior Coordinator, International Fund Development Rotary International Mark Anderson spoke to us about Foundation and Polio Plus on an International, District and Club level together with our clubs contribution into these programs.

  • We have celebrated the recognition of three new Paul Harris Fellows (PHF) Angelo Carlotto, Sheryl Carlotto and President Tara Little.

  • A total of 20 Club members have now attained the distinction of PHF.

  • Our club of 36 active members has given$6,400 to TRF’s Annual Fund and $1,227 to Polio Plus and we still have another two months to go in the Rotary year of 2015-16. This figure is up again on the 2014-15 Rotary year where 28 active members gave $3,882 to TRF’s Annual Fund and $1,999 to Polio Plus. Alas we are a little down on the 2014-15 contribution into Polio Plus and need to work on increasing this participation.

Glenice Taylor,
Foundation Chair 2015-16

Club Foundation Activities – 2014-15 Rotary Year

The Club is much engaged in The Rotary Foundation activities.  Here are a few:

  • Our first District Grant of $800 helped us buy children’s books that were donated to libraries at Tenant Creek and Mossman Gorge this past August.
  • Our second District Grant of $1,000 is to be used in May to pay for the shipment of a 40 foot container to Kenya.  The container has materials needed for the Umoja Orphanage project.
  • We allocated a Forum to learning about TRF’s Six Areas Of Focus in November, Foundation Month.
  • We have invited DRFCC Neil Jones to speak to us in May about why The Rotary Foundation matters.
  • Our successful “Happy Dollars” program of giving to the Polio Plus campaign was continued.  With our weekly “Happy Dollars” solicitation, Rotary’s preeminent charity is kept at the top of each Member’s mind.
  • Member donations to Polio Plus have sky-rocketed from $427 in 2013-14 to $1,702 thus far in 2014-15.  This is almost a 300% increase, and we still have 4 months to go in Rotary Year 2014-15!
  • We have purchased a Polio Plus Campaign kit with supplemental materials that will be prominently placed at a grocery store.  This will increase public awareness of Rotary and our fight to eliminate polio.
  • We celebrate the recognition of two new Paul Harris Fellows:  Ingrid Jewson and Peter Saville.  We honor Rhys Wachter’s receipt of the PHF+1 (one sapphire).  And we applaud Jane Loxton, our first Paul Harris Society Member.


Ray Pifer, PhD
Secretary & Foundation Chair
February 24, 2015

Club Foundation Activities – 2013-14 Rotary Year

The Club is much engaged in The Rotary Foundation activities.  Here are a few:

  • Awarded a District Grant of $1,000 to support Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Allocated a Forum to learning about TRF giving (“TRF Donations 101”) during Foundation Month (November)
  • Initiated an ongoing, weekly program of giving to the Polio Plus campaign (“Happy Dollars”)
  • Participated individually in “The World’s Greatest Meal” to give to Polio Plus on Rotary Day (Feb 23)
  • Scheduled TRF Trustee Dr Stephanie Urchick to present to the Club (April)
  • Our Club of 28 Active Members gave $3,525 to TRF’s Annual Fund-SHARE with a minimum of $10 being donated by or in the name of each Member
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