ROTARY eCLUB ONE – INTERNATIONAL*
Three things every Rotarian should know
about the Foundation:
Take pride in the work of The Rotary IN THIS ISSUE
Foundation and encourage members to give
annually. Rotary Foundation Month in Project Amigo Thank You
November is an ideal time for all Rotary
Community Service Grants
leaders to remind their clubs of a simple but
important fact: Everything that The Rotary Walk For Life
Foundation achieves from paying for polio
vaccines to teaching children to read — is BrainWise
possible because of the time and Tom Green, President 2011-2012
contributions of Rotarians and friends of Rotary. Walk for Life
When Arch Klumph in 1917 put forward the idea of an endowment fund 100 Years of Rotary in
to do good in the world, he could not have imagined what our Rotary Colorado
Foundation would become," says Trustee Chair William B. Boyd.
Highlight these points during your next meeting to get your club
1. The Foundation is working on our primary goal.
Rotary's top priority is to eradicate polio. Through PolioPlus, The Rotary
Foundation has led a global effort to rid the world of this crippling
disease. To date, Rotary has contributed more than US$1 billion toward
that goal. Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge is the Foundation’s
response to the $355 million in challenge grants from the Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation to achieve a polio-free world.
2. The Foundation changes lives.
Through the resources and programs of The Rotary Foundation,
Rotarians carry out far-reaching projects based on Rotary's areas of
focus. Communities have access to safe water and health care, and
benefit from the work of Rotary Peace Fellows because of the
Foundation. Learn more about what your gift can do.
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3. You make it possible.
The Foundation is supported solely by voluntary contributions from
BY THE NUMBERS
Rotarians and others who share our vision of a better world. And
because of the Foundation's impact—and the close monitoring of Rotarians worldwide: 1,223,413
projects — giving to The Rotary Foundation is a financially sound Rotary clubs: 34.301
decision. Rotary districts: 532
Figures as of 30 June
"Our Rotary Foundation tells the world that we care," says Boyd. -Be
proud of our Foundation and the wonders that we achieve through it."
The 2011-12 goal for the Annual Programs Fund is $104 million. Donate
*reprint from November 2011
www.rotary.org/rotaryleader | [email protected]
Project Amigo Thank You
Rotary eClub One recently made a donation to Project Amigo, in memory of our late
member, Peter Harcourt, who was involved in the project. The following is a copy of
the thank you letter from Project Amigo:
Thank you for your contribution of $500. Your contribution makes our children’s
programs and higher education scholarships and services possible. Project Amigo’s mission is to help poor
rural and urban children in Colima, Mexico achieve their highest potential. There are so many bright children
who, through no fault of their own, would not complete sixth grade without your support.
Thanks to you, throughout the year these children receive dental care; books of their very own; participate
in story hours, arts and craft projects; and enjoy cultural excursions. One hundred young people each year
are able to attend junior high, high school and college because of your financial support.
Thank you for helping us give all these deserving children and higher education students the materials and
encouragement they need to stay in school. You are helping them build a better and brighter future for
themselves and their families.
Ted Rose and Susan Hill, On-site Directors
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Community Service Grants Latest photos from Walk for Life
e-Club One wants to sponsor YOUR local Club member Colin Macfarlane reports that
project! Walk For Life will soon have 5000 feet
under treatment. Here is a recent success
Is there a local organization, activity, or cause that you
currently support or would like to start supporting? Rotary
eClub One has a small grants program (up to US$500 per
grant) that ALL ECO members are eligible to apply for, in
support of a Community Service Project. All you have to do
to apply is submit the following information:
The name and location of the project
The purpose of the project (including who will
Your involvement with the project
What the funds will be used for
Your commitment to provide a newsletter update BEFORE - 20 April
and/or make-up article about the project within 6
months of receiving the funds (take pictures!).
Apply now while funds are available!
To apply, or if you have any questions, please contact
Jeremy Penner - [email protected]
Here is a photo of our
members Jo Jo White
and Jeremy Penner
filming a promo. The
video can be found on
Jo Jo’s foundation
website – Clear Rounds
for Clean Water. AFTER - 14 September
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The BrainWise Program
From the editor ...
BrainWise is a community service project that Rotary eClub One club
supports. The program helps children and teenagers develop critical With only a few
thinking and decision making. Here are some photos: weeks until
Christmas, I am
reflecting on the
goals I set for this
year and wondering what next
year might bring. Some goals
were successful - I managed to
produce a training course of
over 100 lessons which seemed
impossible at first. Others were
not so successful - my running
shoes have rarely left the closet.
When you look back over a
year, it’s easy to think that you
haven’t achieved much. But
what if you looked back over
ten years? Tony Robbins said
“Most people overestimate
what they can accomplish in a
year – and underestimate what
they can achieve in a lifetime!”
One goal I’m looking forward to
completing is the new Rotary
eClub One website. Work is now
well underway and I hope to
bring you an update on this next
month. Until then, please send
your articles and photos to:
Above is a photo of members Jo Jo White, Robert Steen, and PP Carol Steen
at the 128th National Horse Show, Lexington, Kentucky. Jo Jo had a very Richard Pearce
successful presence at the Alltech Arena, made many contacts. Robert and Sydney, Australia
Carol assisted in her booth for three days of the five-day event.
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Save the Date - December 9, 2011
Colorado Rotarians celebrate the
culmination of 100 Years of Rotary in
Colorado with Governor John Hickenlooper
providing the Annual State of the
Presented by District 5450
For all Rotarians, Guests, Business Leaders,
and Potential Members
Registration: Our guest speaker will be Rotary International President Elect (2013-2014) Ron Burton.
Burton, a past RI Director, is the RI Vice Chair of the Future Vision Committee, Chair of the
www.blacktie-colorado.com 2011 RI Conference in New Orleans, member of the USA Polio Eradication Advocacy Task
Event Code: Rot2011 Force, and a member of the Rotary Club of Norman, Oklahoma.
“This is an exciting time to be a Rotarian,” Burton says. “I believe we are well poised to
Individual: $45 capitalize on our strengths as we embrace the [RI] Strategic Plan and the Future Vision Plan.
(increases to $55 on 11/11/11) My vision is to have every Rotarian appreciate what it means to be a Rotarian. With these
two tools, we can make that happen.” Burton believes that Rotary's promotion of high ethical
Table of Ten: $400 standards is one of the qualities that sets it apart from other organizations.
(increases to $500 on 11/11/11) Governor Hickenlooper, a Rotary Club of Denver Lodo member, will recognize the heritage
of 100 years of Rotary in our State and present his annual State of the State address.
When: Friday, December 9, 2011
Time: 11:00 am until 1:30 pm
Registration: 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Lunch and Program: 11:35 am – 12:25 pm
Freshly Printed! Governor Hickenlooper’s Remarks: 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
The 100 year history of Question and Answer Session: 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Rotary in Colorado will be
available at a special price Location/Directions:
Hyatt Regency Tech Center Hotel (www.techcenter.hyatt.com)
of $55 at the luncheon
7800 East Tufts Avenue, Denver, Colorado
(retail $75) and the
Discounted Self Parking Available for $5
author will be available to
sign the book.
For more information:
Steve Werner at 303-809-8986 or
Suzanne Hammer at 303-319-3029 or
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