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  • 1. International Service 101Getting Your Club Started onRotary’s 4th Avenue of Service Ron Kelemen, Chair Stew Martin, ex-ViceChair District 5100 International Service Committee
  • 2. Our Goal: Every club participates in at least one matching grant or International Service activity
  • 3. 2011-2012 District 5100 Participation inInternational MG and DSG Projects 42 clubs* 19 projects 13 countries 4 continents *16 clubs did more than one project
  • 4. But more importantly, Thousands of lives saved Thousands drink clean water, have toilets Hundreds of school children have books and uniforms Many business start-ups from micro loans Thousands of mosquito nets And Much more!
  • 5. Rotary Areas of Focus1. Peace and conflict prevention/resolution2. Disease prevention and treatment3. Water and sanitation4. Maternal and child health5. Basic education and literacy6. Economic and community development
  • 6. Four Ways to Fund Projects1. Int’l Service Activity or Direct Donation  Shelter Box, Red Cross, etc.2. District Simplified Grant  Up to $2,000 District 5100 Match per club3. Matching Grant  $12,000 to $65,000 project size  $5,000 - $25,000 RI Match, + District match)4. Foundations, Corporations, NGOs
  • 7. 2. District Simplified Grant Up to $2,000 per club can be matched by DSG funds, while still available. Very simple application; quick approval Can be used for a variety of local and international projects Tends to go faster Clubs can join together, multi-club DSG
  • 8. DSG Example RC Salem Sunset  RC Salem Sunset puts up $1,000 for a puts up $1,000; gets project three other clubs to District matches it contribute $1,000 to $1,000 same project. Total: $2,000  District Match $4,000  Total $8,000 1:1 Leverage with DSG Amounts are good for small projects
  • 9. 3. Matching Grants—The Power of 3.5:1 Leverage to Help More People $3.50 to $1.00 TRF Matches District: 1:1 Now: $2.50 District Match 1:1 District Now: $1.505100 has TRF Matches Club 1:2 $100,00-$170,000 available Start with Club money: $1each year!
  • 10. Sample Matching Grant—$49,000 Heart Surgery Project in India Entity Clubs District TRF TotalsRC $6,000 $6,000 $9,000 $21,000BangaloreIndraninagarRC Salem $3,000 $3,000 $4,500 $10,500Other D5100 $5,000 $ 5,000 $7,500 $17,500ClubsTotals $14,000 $14,000 $21,000 $49,000
  • 11. Four Other Reasons to Do aMatching Grant1. Builds good will and friendships – Here and abroad2. Travel opportunities3. Learn about another country, culture4. Best of all, through the power of Rotary: You can do what you couldn’t Do on your own!
  • 12. What Can You Fund with aMatching Grant (or DSG)? Secular, non religious activities Water and sanitation systems Infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.) Books, furnishings, school uniforms, tuition Vaccines, medical supplies, and equipment Maternal and prenatal health care & education Microcredit & revolving loan funds Humanitarian supplies and services
  • 13. What you Cannot Fund with a MatchingGrant (or DSG) Projects without the sponsorship and oversight of a local Rotary Club. Trust Funds and Endowments Most buildings or renovations where people live or work Water & electricity inside buildings Land mine removal Projects already under way, or reimbursement Donations to other organizations Projects that support religious organizations and activities in places of worship
  • 14. Some Basic Expectations Active Rotarian participation and oversight Maintain communication for life of the project Establish a committee of at least three Rotarians to oversee the project Treat grant funds as a sacred trust Maintain clear and accurate accounting Publicizing the project to local media and clubs in the district Interim and Final Reports
  • 15. A Few Other Things… Rotary’s Future Vision Plan – Rotary asks you to think bigger, collaborate with other clubs and districts, be involved in Rotary programs that provide sustainability - not just "do a project" then leave. Pilot vs. Non-Pilot Districts – D 5100 is a non-pilot district Club Certification & Training in F.V. – in 2012- 2013. Don’t let these get in the way … plan NOW to join in or sponsor a project.
  • 16. 1. Getting Started  Take responsibility to make it happen in your club – Start with your passion  Water, literacy, health, etc.--or Region + Needs – Get club President & Board Support – Get a WCS line item budget commitment – Recruit committee members – Learn, study; develop experience & skills
  • 17. 2. Do Some Basic Homework Read about Humanitarian Service on www.Rotary.org and D5100WCS.org including: Guide to Matching Grants (form 141en at www.Rotary.org/RIdocuments) http://bit.ly/I7Nh7s Study the booklets, forms, spreadsheets & checklist on our District 5100 website – D5100WCS.org Imagine you lived in the village … how would you assess, prioritize & begin to meet needs?
  • 18. 3. Attend Our ProjectExchanges/Workshops District Level: Every 3rd Wednesday at the District Office in Wilsonville – 4:00-5:30 PM – Ask to be on Pmail list  RonK@theHGroup.com  K.Stromvig@comcast.net (after June 30) Attend a successful club’s International Service committee meeting – List available on our website
  • 19. 4. Finding a Project--1 Team up with a project underway with another club in our district – $500 to $5,000 – Come to our monthly exchanges, read pmail, notes – Call clubs … collaborate Find available projects: D5100WCS.org, MatchingGrants.org, ProjectLink and Wasrag.org – Homework & due diligence is always required
  • 20. 7. Resources:• RI Communities In Action booklet 605a & RI Community Assessment Tools 605c• Rotary.org – Future Vision materials, training – FV Resources page http://bit.ly/Il8sgP• Rotary Community Corps RCC handbook• Vocation Training Teams (VTT) can support International & Vocational service• TRF PEP (Performance Enhancement Program) – Wasrag  other RAGs and Areas of Focus
  • 21. 8. Have Fun! It’s not only the end product of the project, and all the good it may do … Also about the process and friendships you build along the way. Collaborate - do more than you could ever do on your own!
  • 22. Thank You! Ron Kelemen RonK@TheHgroup.com www.D5100WCS.ORG Stew Martin StewMartin@Nehalemtel.net