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Are you interested in helping the Rotary family meet local community needs through international partnerships? Is your club or district seeking an international project to support? This speed project ...

Are you interested in helping the Rotary family meet local community needs through international partnerships? Is your club or district seeking an international project to support? This speed project fair will feature Rotary projects of different sizes in need of support. Hear about each project, connect with project coordinators, and explore partnership opportunities.



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  • Welcome to the session on Project Fairs <br /> The purpose of today’s session: <br /> To define project fairs <br /> To help you to understand why these are beneficial efforts for both the hosts of the fair and the international partners of the fair. <br /> To help you to understand the essential elements of organizing a project fair. <br /> Answer your questions <br /> My name is Brad Howard <br /> Long time attendee of the Uniendo America Project Fair <br /> One of two people that created the West Africa Project Fair <br /> Serve on the WAPF board <br /> Bring the international partners to the fair <br /> Introduce panelist <br /> PDG Matthias Shoga (Nigeria) <br /> DGN Manuel Nieto (Ecuador) <br /> Past President Dale Ann Knight (USA) <br />
  • Provide an overview to project fairs <br /> Each panelist will describe their program <br /> Provide you with understanding of the promotional support by RI <br /> Questions (and hopefully answers) <br />
  • Brad
  • These are regional events that bring Rotarians from throughout the world to support local humanitarian projects <br /> Intercultural exchange – better understanding of the world <br /> Make friends <br /> Learn about regions <br /> Support humanitarian project <br /> Can be multiple districts, countries – or as simple as two paired districts – so club to club <br />
  • PDG Matthias Shoga, <br /> Member of the Rotary Club of Gbagada, Lagos, Nigeria <br /> Governor of District 9110 in 2010/11, and is an orthopedic surgeon <br /> Former Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator of Zone 20A <br /> Served as HOC Chair of the 8th WAPF in 2012 (Lagos) <br /> Will be the General Chair of the WAPF January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2017. <br /> He will talk about the West Africa Project Fair. <br />
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  • Member of the Rotary Club of Quito (Equador), and is a chemical engineer, and is the primary owner of plastics manufacturer and industrial chemical distributor group. <br /> Will be governor of Rotary District 4400 in 2015/16. <br /> Past President of both Rotary clubs of Quito Sur and Quito, including receiving the Presidential citation with Distrinction as president of the RC of Quito in 2010/11. <br /> He has serviced as both a member of the city council and vice mayor of Quito. <br /> Has been chair of 8 of the 9 project fairs held in Ecuador since 2004 <br /> He will talk about the Ecuador Project Fair
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  • Member of the Rotary club of Rohnert Park-Cotati (Northern California) <br /> She is in the health insurance profession. <br /> Served as District Rotary Foundation Committee chair, District Grants Chair. <br /> Has participated on six Rotaplast missions (team that performs cleft lip and palate surgical repair), and now travels frequently to Uganda on educational projects. <br /> For her work, she has received Rotary’s Service Above Self award. <br /> She has also chaired the Festival of Brotherhood program for six years, and she will talk about this program.
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  • RI offers support of these program in a variety of ways <br /> Social media <br /> Blogs <br /> Targeted mailings
  • Review <br />   <br /> Provide a summary: <br /> Key Points <br /> Benefits to host districts – support of projects, establishment of friendships <br />
  • Brad facilitates questions

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  • 2014 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION Project Fairs: Organizing Fairs to Find Project Partners
  • Agenda • Project Fair overview • Project Fairs: an inside look – West Africa (Districts 9101, 9102,9110, 9125, 9140) – Ecuador (District 4400) – Festival of Brotherhood (District 5130, USA, and District 4150, Mexico) • Promotional support from Rotary • Questions
  • • Rotarians coming together to take action – Foster intercultural exchange – Make friends/partnerships/relationships – Learn about the local region – Support humanitarian projects • Workshops, round table discussions, excursions, service projects, cultural events, and more Project Fairs - Overview
  • West Africa Project Fair PDG Matthias Oladeinde Shoga District 9110, Nigeria JOIN LEADERS, EXCHANGE IDEAS, TAKE ACTION
  • West Africa Project Fair Overview • How it started • Fair objectives • Annual event
  • West Africa Project Fair • Program content and activities • Who benefits? • Achievements
  • 10th West Africa Project Fair, 2014-15 28 October – 6 November Monrovia, Liberia
  • Ecuador Project Fair Manuel Nieto, DGN District 4400, Ecuador JOIN LEADERS, EXCHANGE IDEAS, TAKE ACTION
  • Why Project Fairs? The greatest limitation for clubs for doing projects is the lack of financial resources, thus: A Project Fair has the objective of providing financial support to humanitarian projects through Rotarian partnerships
  • Project Support • Clubs, both local and international, provide funds (in the long run, a small part of the total project) • DDF’s from districts • Funds from TRF through GG (formerly MG) • Funds and work from other organizations
  • Project Fairs in Ecuador District 4400’s first fair was held in 2004 In the first 3 years, our District 4400: • Doubled the number of projects with MG’s • Doubled the number of clubs doing MG’s • Tripled the amount of funds provided by TRF for MG’s  By 2010, we had established support from 20 districts  Currently, about half of our projects are related to our Project Fairs
  • Why attend a fair? Choose a project from a wide range of offers Start (or expand) an international project With an international project, the club fulfills one of the requirements for the Presidential Citation Meet and get acquainted with local project promoters Foreign clubs can also offer their projects to local clubs Make friends Tourism
  • District 4400 Ecuador Project Fair  Future Vision Pilot District in 2010 - familiar with new grant model and Global Grants. We can start projects very quickly!!  Experience: Countless MG projects. Since 2010, received 27 GGs!!  Ecuador is well known for its hospitality and friendliness  Exciting tours and excursions at affordable prices!!  Galapagos Islands (The Enchanted Islands)  Amazonian Rainforest and jungle  Quito (first in the world to be declared UNESCO World Heritage city 36 years ago)
  • 10th District 4400 Ecuador Project Fair, 2014-15 THANK YOU
  • Festival of Brotherhood Rotarian Dale Knight District 5130, USA JOIN LEADERS, EXCHANGE IDEAS, TAKE ACTION
  • 17 Years, 18 Festivals | Friendships & Projects • 45 clubs in 5130, 66 in 4150 • We visit cities in 4 states: Jalisco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Colima • Over 200 Matching Grants totaling $4.5+ million • Club to club smaller projects • We visit and sponsor a host club project & return following year for dedication • Many brother/sister (twin) club relationships
  • Project Examples Water fountains at kinder school The project fair booths & discussions before the visits
  • Project Examples Disabled young man at silk screen workshop Rotary school & donating pencils Casa Universitaria – education in remote areas from Univerisad de Guadalajara
  • Why participate? • Lifelong friends • Learn about another culture • Results • Partnerships at home and in Mexico
  • Promotional Support from Rotary JOIN LEADERS, EXCHANGE IDEAS, TAKE ACTION
  • Promotional support from Rotary • Social media (Facebook, Twitter) • Rotary Service Update newsletter • Blogs (Rotary Voices, Rotary Service Update) • Targeted mailings – District Governors – District International Service Chairs
  • 2014-15 Fairs District 4400 Ecuador Project Fair 14, 15, 16 November | Quito, Ecuador West Africa Project Fair 28 October – 4 November | Monrovia, Liberia Uniendo America Project Fair 29, 30 and 31 January 2015 |Managua, Nicaragua Festival of Brotherhood early 2015 | Jalisco, Mexico