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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

Project Fairs: Organizing Fairs to Find Project Partners Project Fairs: Organizing Fairs to Find Project Partners Presentation Transcript

  • 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