Rotary Foundation 2014 – 2017

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

 

The Rotary Foundation District Chairman is responsible to the District Governor for supervising The Rotary Foundation sub-committees in their endeavours to assist Clubs to benefit from the programs offered and to encourage Clubs to support The Rotary Foundation financially.

DIRECTOR: PDG James Wilcox  [Longford]

Download a copy of Rotary Tasmania’s Foundation Newsletter – or view latest copy below.

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May 2016

 

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ALUMINI & Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF) RECOGNITIONS

Responsible for updating the contact details of Tasmanians who have travelled abroad as part of The Rotary Foundation education and/or humanitarian programs. Maintain records of Paul Harris Fellows in our District.

PP Jill Gates [Bellerive]

 ANNUAL GIVING /PERMANENT FUND

Annual Program Fund contributions provide the cornerstone for funding of Rotary Foundation programs. Half of annual contributions return to the District as District Designated Funds for use by the District three years after the contribution was made.

Contributions made to the Permanent Fund by individuals are invested in perpetuity. This fund enables individuals to combine their gifts into a significant force to address the world’s greatest needs for generations to come. A percentage of the total fund is spent annually to support educational, humanitarian, and cultural programs and projects throughout the world.

PDG James Wilcox  [Longford]

CENTURION CLUB

Have you considered making a personal donation to The Rotary Foundation?

Why not join the Centurion Club, donations are fully centuriantax deductible and contribute towards your club PHF credits.

The commitment is $100 Australian per year for as long as you are able to do so.  On receipt of your initial $100 donation, you will be issued with a pin to recognise your participation in this worthwhile program. If you chose to make your payment US$100 per year, you will also qualify as a Foundation Sustaining Member.

Your contribution is part of the Rotary Foundation Annual Giving Program, which assists our District with resources to support The Rotary Foundation Humanitarian and Educational Programs.

Contact PDG Ted Richey Devonport

Download Centurion Club donation form (.doc file)
CenturionDirectDebitForm-D9830 (doc file )

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

GRANTS COMMITTEE

Details of Grants available  For further information check the grants page

Manages the District processes for awarding and monitoring District Grants and Global Grants. Clubs apply through the District for a District Grant to cover a small local or international service project. Global Grants are intended to assist a community in need through an international service project carried out in cooperation with Rotarians in a District in another country.

CHAIR: PDG Bruce Buxton Devonport North

COMMITTEE: PP Caroline Brown [Tamar Sunrise]
PAG Robin Thompson Scottsdale
PDG Michael Perkins West Tamar
AUDIT COMMITTEE:
PDG Lou Johnson Launceston West
PAG Mike Whitehouse Kingston
PP George Austin Burnie
PRE‐ FUTURE VISION GRANTS:
PDG Lew Pretorius Central  Launceston

Information here

 GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE

This was a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for business people and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers. The program provided travel grants for teams to exchange visits in paired areas of different countries.

More information about previous year’s GSE Programme
Previous GSE Participants

NEW GENERATIONS SERVICE EXCHANGE

“Turning New Generations into the Next Generation of
Rotary”.
• open to young adults 18‐30, but over the age of majority in the host country
• must include a strong humanitarian or vocational service component, such as participating in a service
project, an internship, or vocational training
• flexible and may be organized for individuals or groups, be reciprocal or one‐way, and last as long as six months
• must be funded locally;
NGSE gives the freedom to develop flexible exchange experiences that meet the needs of young adults while
promoting international understanding, a commitment to service, and an understanding of Rotary as young people move from their university studies through the first years of their professional life.

CHAIR: PP Alex Brownlie Salamanca

This program will consist of an exchange with  Turkey  in 2015 and Germany in 2016.  Details here

INTERNATIONAL PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

This Committee will seek to identify and promote projects in developing countries that can be advanced at District and/or Club level. The District has identified Nepal as a region of special focus.

 

 PAUL HARRIS SOCIETY

A Paul Harris Society for our District was launched in March 2010.phf150b

The Paul Harris Society is a special District recognition program designed for Rotarians who wish to support The Rotary Foundation in a more substantial way each year. The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotarians and friends of The Rotary Foundation who annually contribute US$1,000 or more to the Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, or the Humanitarian Grants Program.

The first Paul Harris Society was established in 1998 in District 5340 (California) The idea gained momentum and quickly spread to other Districts throughout the world. Several Districts in Australia have established a Society.

Download more information here —

Invitation letter to Clubs
Paul Harris Society Information leaflet

Download a Paul Harris Society contribution form

The Paul Harris Society recognises friends of The Rotary Foundation who annually contribute US$1,000 or more to the Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus and other approved Foundation grant activities

PDG Ted Richey [Devonport]

PEACE FELLOWSHIP

Seek out candidates who demonstrate a commitment to peace and conflict resolution for study at a Rotary Peace Centre in either a master’s degree or professional development certificate.

 

POLIO PLUS

Promote contributions to this Rotary Foundation program that funds national immunisation days as part of Rotary’s ultimate goal of a polio-free world.

PP Hellen Chambers [North Hobart]

Polio Eradication in Nigeria, Afganistan and Pakistan from Rotary International on Vimeo.

ROTARY FOUNDATION ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF TASMANIA

The Association has been established to enable all former Rotary Foundation program participants to stay in touch with each other and to continue to build their relationships with Rotary.

Chair Rtn Lisa Abblitt Devonport North
Committee Rtn Sandra Astill Youngtown

ALUMINI & Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF) RECOGNITIONS

Responsible for updating the contact details of Tasmanians who have travelled abroad as part of The Rotary Foundation education and/or humanitarian programs. Maintain records of Paul Harris Fellows in our District.

ALUMNI CONTACT:
Jennifer Willbanks, Alumni Relations Senior Supervisor at Rotary Foundation Jennifer.Willbanks@rotary.org

PP Jill Gates [Bellerive]

Foundation  Alumini

Previous GSE Participants

Ambassadorial Scholars