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International Service 101Getting Your Club Started onRotary’s 4th Avenue of Service Ron Kelemen, Chair Stew Martin, ex-ViceChair District 5100 International Service Committee
Our Goal: Every club participates in at least one matching grant or International Service activity
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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!
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
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
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
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.
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
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?
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
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
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
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!
Thank You! Ron Kelemen RonK@TheHgroup.com www.D5100WCS.ORG Stew Martin StewMartin@Nehalemtel.net