ROTARY INTERNATIONAL AND
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION
ANNUAL REPORT 2012-13
In the battle to eradicate polio
worldwide, Rotarians are working
to ensure that Côte d’Ivoire, which
hasn’t recorded a case since 2011,
remains free of the disease.
PHOTO BY NORIKO FUTAGAMI/ROTARY NO TOMO
OUR PRESIDENT AND TRUSTEE CHAIR
A YEAR OF
In Japanese, there is a saying: 継続は力なり. Literally, this means, “In continuing,
there is strength.” Throughout the 2012-13 Rotary year, we experienced the truth of
this as we saw the rewards of our careful planning, forward thinking, and steadfast
We prepared for the full rollout of Future Vision, a simpler and more effective
grant model that will challenge Rotarians to aim higher in their service. We came
closer than ever to our goal of Every Rotarian, Every Year, with record Annual Fund
contributions of more than US$115.1 million. And we saw a wonderful return on
decades of investment with historic progress toward the eradication of polio.
In 2012, India was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries, and we ended
the year with only 223 cases in the three remaining endemic countries. This
tremendous achievement could not have been possible without the generosity of
Rotarians, who have supported this effort so strongly for so long.
Even though we have more partners in the polio eradication effort and more reasons
for optimism than ever before, we still do not have the funding necessary to reach
every last child. To help fill this gap, we have committed to contribute $35 million
per year for the next five years, which will be matched two-to-one by the Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation. We are truly “this close” to ending polio, and on track to
eradicate it completely by 2018.
There are as many ways to build Peace Through Service as there are Rotarians.
In the three Rotary Global Peace Forums we held this year — in Berlin, Honolulu,
and Hiroshima — we were inspired to see the larger good that we can do simply by
being Rotarians. As we laid wreaths at the Hiroshima Memorial Park (left), we were
reminded again of the importance of peace, and of everything we do in Rotary to
work toward it.
All Rotarians choose their own paths in Rotary and find their own ways to serve. You
will meet just a few of them in the pages of this annual report. Together, all of us are
building healthier, happier, and stronger communities — and a more peaceful world.
Wilfrid J. Wilkinson
2012-13 Trustee Chair
The Rotary Foundation
Rotary’s battle against polio depends heavily on Rotarians’ advocacy of
government, corporate, and public support. Aziz Memon believes that
kind of effort will help Pakistan eradicate polio and score other health gains at
the same time.
ONLY THREE COUNTRIES ARE
When it comes to ridding Pakistan of polio, Aziz Memon sees
even broader benefits to humanity.
As head of the Pakistan PolioPlus Committee, Memon has led
Rotarians to help establish seven polio resource centers, 13
permanent immunization sites, and seven immunization posts
in high-risk areas. The facilities are helping reach children who
would otherwise be missed and change the minds of parents
who initially refused to let their children be vaccinated.
Some of the facilities, along with Rotarian-sponsored health
camps, provide additional free health services, including
immunization against measles and other diseases; screening
for hepatitis, tuberculosis, and diabetes; and medicines and
In 2012, Memon and other Rotarians helped secure the
signatures of 150 members of Pakistan’s parliament in
support of polio eradication. In addition, he and Rotary’s
International PolioPlus Committee Chair Robert S. Scott met
with President Asif Ali Zardari to discuss Rotary’s support for
the country’s polio emergency action plan.
of polio cases are the most difficult
to prevent because the virus persists
in the hardest-to-reach areas.
Memon has also led Rotary’s work with the Pakistan Ulema
PolioPlus Committee, which comprises leading Islamic scholars
and has strongly endorsed efforts to rid the country of polio.
Thanks to the work of Memon and his committee, Coca-Cola
Beverages Pakistan has promoted National Immunization
Days on billboards, and will be printing messages about polio
on more than 70 million bottles and incorporating End Polio
Now ringtones at its call stations around the country. It also
sponsored establishment of a water purification plant at one
of the immunization sites.
Memon has also enlisted celebrities like international
cricketing superstar Shahid Afridi as a Rotary polio
By mobilizing and sustaining a broad range of support, Memon
says, Pakistan — and the world — will soon be polio-free.
“Working for humanity
is universal. It holds no
boundaries, no cultures, and
no religion; it brings me closer to
people who are also involved in
the same field and gives me great
pleasure to work with them.”
PHOTO COURTESY OF AZIZ MEMON
— Aziz Memon
FINISHING THE JOB
Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
launched a bold new chapter in their partnership for polio
eradication in June.
Rotary, along with the World Health Organization, UNICEF,
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the
Gates Foundation, are leading partners in the Global Polio
Eradication Initiative (GPEI).
From 2013 to 2018, every $1 Rotary commits to direct support
for polio immunization will be matched 2 to 1 (up to $35 million
per year) by the Gates Foundation. If fully realized, the joint
effort — called End Polio Now – Make History Today — will
result in $525 million for polio eradication.
The initiative comes during a critical phase of the GPEI.
The estimated cost of the 2013-18 Polio Eradication
and Endgame Strategic Plan is $5.5 billion. Funding
commitments, announced at the Global Vaccine Summit
in April, total $4 billion.
The $1.5 billion funding shortfall must be met to maintain
immunization levels in polio-affected countries. If polio
rebounds, more than 200,000 children worldwide could be
paralyzed every year within a decade.
The unwavering commitment of Rotary members has been
vital to the GPEI’s incredible progress. But Rotary and its
partners can’t finish the job of eradicating polio alone. Support
is needed from governments, nongovernmental organizations,
corporations, and the public to fully fund the polio endgame
plan. Learn how you can help at endpolionow.org.
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Côte d’Ivoire’s last case of polio occurred in 2011. But no child in
the world is safe from polio until every child is immunized. That’s
why Rotarians joined thousands of health workers and volunteers
during the country’s National Immunization Days (NIDs) in April,
to mobilize public support, ensure safe delivery of the oral polio
vaccine, and administer the lifesaving drops to more than 3 million
children. The NIDs also provided vitamin A supplements and
deworming tablets to children to expand public health benefits,
another objective of the polio endgame strategic plan.
(Right) A Rotarian volunteer marks the door of a house in Azuretti,
Côte d’Ivoire, signifying that the family’s children have been
immunized against polio.
PHOTO BY ALYCE HENSON
SAFEGUARDING A GENERATION
— Jorge Aufranc
PHOTO BY MONIKA LOZINSKA
“We started with water, because everything
starts with water. If there is no water, there
is no peace. If you don’t have basic needs
fulfilled, it’s a source of conflict.”
From 2010 to 2013, 100 Rotary districts tested the Future Vision Plan, The Rotary
Foundation’s new grant model. Of the 705 global grants approved for projects, 81 were
carried out by District 4250. The district is led by Jorge Aufranc, who, with his
club, Guatemala Sur, was directly involved in five of the grants.
If you want your project to have great results, find good
partners, says Jorge Aufranc, who clearly practices what he
preaches when it comes to collaboration.
BUILDING ON A SUCCESSFUL PILOT, 2010-13
100 DISTRICTS IN 73 COUNTRIES
286 DISTRICT GRANTS
705 GLOBAL GRANTS
20 PACKAGED GRANTS
Aufranc’s Rotary club worked with more than 20 clubs in
partner District 6440 (Illinois, USA) to make their global grant
project happen. Together, club members visited communities,
listened to their concerns and ideas, and involved community
leaders in the planning and implementation process.
WATER AND SANITATION
Involving the community from the beginning gives it
ownership of the project, which helps guarantee sustainability,
says Aufranc. So the sponsor Rotarians need to think of the
project not as their own but the community’s.
ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
The water, sanitation, and hygiene project provided new
washing stations and latrines to nine schools in the rural area
of Sumpango, Guatemala. Members of the local communities
contributed labor and learned new skills, such as soap-making.
A past district governor, Aufranc is a firm believer in
Rotary’s new grant system, and with good reason: His district
sponsored the second-largest amount of global grants of any
Future Vision pilot participant, totaling US$5.5 million.
DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
BASIC EDUCATION AND LITERACY
MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
PEACE AND CONFLICT PREVENTION/RESOLUTION
(excluding Rotary Peace Centers)
Note: Totals represent global grants only.
Children in Guatemala proudly display textbooks funded by a
Rotary global grant. The effort is part of the Guatemala Literacy
Project, a partnership between North American and Guatemalan
Rotary clubs and the nonprofit organization Cooperative for
Education. The project serves 10 percent of the country’s neediest
secondary schools, providing textbooks, literacy materials, and
computers to underprivileged children. Learn more about Rotary
grants at rotary.org.
PHOTO BY MONIKA LOZINSKA
STRENGTHENING A NATION’S EDUCATION
After her son died of AIDS in 1994, Marion Bunch started the Rotarians
Fighting AIDS Action Group, which is now called Rotarians for Family Health and
AIDS Prevention and has branched out to treat and prevent many other diseases.
NUMBER OF FAMILY HEALTH DAY SITES
More than 275,000 people in Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda
received free health care services at 350 sites in May. Rotarians
for Family Health and AIDS Prevention, a Rotarian Action
Group, initiated the massive public health event together
with 5,500 Rotarians in 362 Rotary clubs and other partners,
including Coca-Cola, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, USAID, Delta Airlines, and each country’s ministry
Behind this powerful action group is one woman — Marion
Bunch. A member of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody, Georgia,
USA, Bunch started the group in 2004 as a way to maintain
a connection with her son, Jerry, who had died from AIDS
10 years earlier.
A sales strategist who is comfortable pitching her ideas,
Bunch secured some powerful partners early on, including
Coca-Cola and the U.S. government. She believes that forging
partnerships is the most effective way to meet the health needs
of children and their families.
Bunch’s work to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS among
high-risk youth eventually took her to Africa. The Rotary
Family Health Days marked an expansion of her work
beyond HIV testing and counseling to include polio and
measles vaccinations, malaria and TB testing, and diabetes,
hypertension, and cervical cancer screenings, along with other
health care services.
PHOTO BY ALLISON KWESELL
ROTARIAN ACTION GROUPS MAKE A
Rotarian Action Groups comprise leaders who use their expertise to
help other Rotarians develop long-term solutions in areas of human
need. More than 26,000 Rotarians, Rotaractors, and friends are
active in 19 action groups in dozens of countries worldwide.
(Left) Rotary has helped provide clean water and sanitation to more
than 25 orphanages in Myanmar through support from the Water
and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group and Rotary grants. Learn
more about this and other action groups at rotary.org.
PHOTO BY JOE MCGINNIS/VOYAGE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
“I remember all the challenges that my son
faced when he was alive. That drives me, as it
would most moms . . . and great results have been
achieved because of the commitment of Rotarians
to Service Above Self and the power of Rotary’s
brand and the respect it receives everywhere.”
— Marion Bunch
— Samuel Obour
PHOTO BY ALYCE HENSON
“People who thought
Buruli ulcer is caused
by spirits will now come
to understand that they
need to go to hospital
Rotarians are working worldwide to ensure that communities have sustainable access
to safe water, improved sanitation, and hygiene. Samuel Obour has headed
several water projects, including drilling boreholes and installing wells, aimed at
supplying clean water throughout Ghana.
Providing clean water and preventing disease drive Samuel
Obour’s quest to make life better for people in Ghana.
Assistant governor of District 9102 and a member of the
Rotary Club of Sunyani Central, Obour and his club recently
worked with Canadian Rotarians on a global grant project to
install latrines at a primary school in Sunyani and a washing
station and toilets at a busy rural market. Efforts like these
help prevent the spread of dysentery and other bacterial
Obour has also helped tackle Buruli ulcer, a flesh-eating
bacterial disease that often necessitates amputation of
the affected limb. Although the transmission source of the
bacteria isn’t certain, lesions detected early can usually be
treated with antibiotics before they cause extensive tissue
damage. Obour and his fellow Rotarians worked with the
Ghanaian health service to educate villagers about the
importance of early detection and to supply hospitals with
necessary treatment tools.
Learn more about Rotary grants or contribute to the water
and sanitation fund at rotary.org.
JOINING WITH PARTNERS
To maximize resources, Rotary has joined
with other organizations to improve water and
sanitation conditions worldwide.
The Rotary International-USAID International
H2O Collaboration has implemented sustainable
water, sanitation, and hygiene projects, beginning
with Ghana, the Philippines, and the Dominican
“Meeting the UN Millennium Development Goals
is something that no organization can achieve on
its own — not even Rotary, with its 34,000 clubs
and over 1.2 million members,” says Ron Denham,
a member of the USAID Steering Committee.
“To be successful, we need leverage — the leverage
that comes from collaboration with others who
share our goals.”
Through its strategic partnership with the
UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education,
Rotary is sponsoring 16 students annually for any
of three master of science programs at the institute
in Delft, the Netherlands. UNESCO-IHE is the
only graduate school in the world dedicated to
international water management.
(Below) A woman in a village near Bonao,
Dominican Republic, pours filtered water into a
pan for cooking. Rotarians have installed filters
as one of many projects under the RI-USAID
International H2O Collaboration.
Led by three Rotary clubs in Ghana —
Sunyani Central; Tamale, Northern
Region; and Bolgatanga Goodwill —
more than 80 clubs from the United
States, Canada, and Switzerland joined
in drilling boreholes, repairing wells, and
installing water systems in Ghanaian
villages. As a result, Rotarians have
played a significant role in eradicating
Guinea worm disease in the country.
PHOTO BY ALYCE HENSON
PHOTO BY ALYCE HENSON
ERADICATING A DISEASE
“When you mediate an
international conflict, you
have to take on many different
roles. You become an advocate,
a motivator. It’s not just
mediation . . . . You must reach
out and get the right people to
PHOTO COURTESY OF BRIGITTA VON MESSLING
— Brigitta von Messling
Three Rotary Global Peace Forums, held in Berlin, Honolulu, and Hiroshima,
energized over 6,300 people to work for peace in their communities.
Brigitta von Messling, a trainer in peace operations and Rotary
Peace Fellow alumna, participated as a panelist at the Berlin forum.
How do you monitor hate speech on Facebook and YouTube?
Who do you report a crime to in a conflict zone?
Rotary Peace Fellow alumna Brigitta von Messling addresses
these questions regularly as a trainer for the Center for
International Peace Operations in Berlin, which is funded by
the German government. She helps prepare those charged with
keeping and building peace in conflict zones carry out one- to
three-year missions with the United Nations, European Union,
or Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Specialized in mediation and inter-ethnic dialog, von
Messling has taught everything from mentoring skills to
crime scene management and continues to develop new
curricula, especially on the use of social media.
Von Messling studied at the Rotary Peace Center at the
University of Bradford in England 2004-06, during which she
also did field work in Guatemala focused on the democratization
process. One of the great things about her fellowship, she says,
was that it gave her the chance to meet people who were working
toward peace at many different levels and to make connections.
Von Messling continues her connection with Rotary as a
sought-after speaker. She addressed the 2012 Rotary Global
Peace Forum in Berlin and 2007 Rotary International
Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and regularly speaks
to clubs and districts in Germany. She encourages clubs to tap
peace fellow alumni’s expertise as an on-the-ground resource
for Rotary’s work in building a more peaceful world.
‘PEACE BEGINS WITH YOU’
Participants at each of Rotary’s three Global
Peace Forums made peace personal by adopting
a declaration of peace. These declarations were
combined into a single document that was adopted
at the 2013 Rotary International Convention in
Lisbon, Portugal. Taking “peace begins with you”
as a call to action, the declaration asks all people
to become peacemakers in their own lives and,
through their words and actions, demonstrate that
peace is possible.
“Every Rotary project, every act of service, is an
act of love and kindness,” said RI President Sakuji
Tanaka, a member of the Rotary Club of Yashio,
Saitama, Japan. “Peace is not something that can
only be achieved through treaties, by governments,
or through heroic struggles. It is something that we
can find, and that we can achieve — every day, and in
many simple ways.”
PERSEVERING FOR PEACE
(Below) Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi
receives the Hawaii Peace Award from RI President
Sakuji Tanaka at the Rotary Global Peace Forum
in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, in January. Suu Kyi was
honored for her longstanding pursuit of democracy
through nonviolent, peaceful means. After 20 years
of house arrest in Myanmar, she was released in
2010, and in 2012 was elected to the country’s
parliament as a member of the pro-democracy
Rotary Peace Centers enable future world and community leaders to
pursue a master’s degree or professional development certificate in
peace studies, conflict prevention and resolution, or a related field.
Naming opportunities in support of Rotary Peace Center activities
are available. Learn more or contribute to the Rotary Peace Centers
YOUR SUPPORT HELPS MAKE PEACE POSSIBLE
— Dr. Arun Chaudhari
WHO WE WORK WITH
Rotary works with many local and international organizations
and educational institutions in carrying out its worldwide
humanitarian efforts. Learn more about our partners at
Rotary International appoints representatives to work with
several United Nations agencies and global organizations.
Polio eradication partners
Rotary International is a leading partner in the Global Polio
Eradication Initiative along with:
• World Health Organization
• U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
• Donor governments
Rotary has formed strategic partnerships with the following
organizations to offer service opportunities for Rotarians
through packaged grants:
• Aga Khan University
• Mercy Ships
• UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
ShelterBox is a Rotary club- and district-affiliated organization
that provides service opportunities to Rotarians worldwide.
PHOTO COURTESY OF DR. ARUN CHAUDHARI
“Learning about the needs of African
communities, especially in health,
touched me. I wanted to serve them,
and as soon as I got the opportunity,
I felt that it should not be wasted.
I thank Rotary for giving it to me.”
Collaborating with other leading organizations enables Rotary to multiply its
impact. Working with Mercy Ships, Dr. Arun Chaudhari of India
led a vocational training team of eye surgeons to share their skills with doctors
in Guinea, resulting in a higher, sustainable level of patient care.
A BETTER WORLD
One of his greatest rewards as an ophthalmologist, Dr. Arun
Chaudhari says, is performing eye surgery free of charge
to disadvantaged patients in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Another is teaching others in his profession how to expand
their skills. Both ways of giving back are motivated by an
indebtedness to his community, country, and humanity at large.
A member of the Rotary Club of Mumbai West Coast,
Chaudhari had the opportunity to give back outside his country
when he led a vocational training team (VTT) from India to
Conakry, Guinea, in West Africa in early 2013. The VTT was
part of a Rotary packaged grant project in partnership with
Mercy Ships. During their 12-day stay, the four doctors saw
more than 500 patients and performed 65 surgeries. In over
two-thirds of the surgical cases, team members trained and
supervised local doctors to perform the operation.
Sharing new surgical techniques with doctors in Guinea,
Chaudhari says, will reduce the frequency of morbidity
associated with some eye conditions and help patients
recover more quickly.
“One of the main purposes of the partnership
between Rotary and Mercy Ships is to enhance
the skills of local health care professionals
to improve delivery of vital health services to
West African communities.”
— Wilfrid J. Wilkinson
Chair, The Rotary Foundation Trustees
“The scope of Rotary’s service to humanity is
truly monumental, and it is my belief that the
synergy of our organizations working together
will be an even greater force to improve health
care delivery systems in Africa.”
— onald K. Stephens
President and founder, Mercy Ships
Rotary Peace Centers
These organizations support club activities and offer
opportunities for collaboration on local Rotary projects:
• Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
• Global FoodBanking Network
• Goodwill Industries International
• International Reading Association
• YSA (Youth Service America)
The Rotary Foundation partners with the following
universities to offer fellowships leading to degrees or
certificates in areas of study related to peace and conflict
prevention and resolution:
• Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
(professional development center)
• Duke University and University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, USA
• International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
• University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
• University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
• Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
The RI-USAID International H2O Collaboration is an
alliance between Rotary International and the U.S. Agency for
International Development to support and facilitate water and
“I hope to play a lead role in the
reinvigoration of the Rotary
movement, and help to improve
its relevancy and engagement of
the younger generations.”
PHOTO BY FRANCES ANDRIJICH
— Holly Ransom
Younger members add energy and a host of skills to Rotary clubs. Holly Ransom
became president of her club at age 22, with a focus on membership diversity and
creating more volunteer opportunities.
34,644 ROTARY CLUBS
Rotarian Holly Ransom has more than 10,000 followers on
Twitter. Her Facebook profile picture shows her with Hillary
Clinton. She’s spoken to audiences all over Australia and in
several other countries about intergenerational engagement
and social innovation, and was recently named one of 100
“women of influence” by the Australian Financial Review.
What makes this dizzying list of accomplishments even
more impressive is that Ransom is just 23 years old. In fact,
she’s still finishing up her last year as a double major in law
and economics at the University of Western Australia while
also working as a business analyst for mining and metals
multinational Rio Tinto.
Ransom became one of Rotary’s youngest club presidents
when she took the helm of the Rotary Club of Crawley,
Western Australia, in 2012. She’d joined in 2011, a year after
the club was chartered with 20 members. Today, it has more
than 100 members, who embrace “a different Rotary” — in that
the club has dropped some of the usual formalities, recruits
across generations, and focuses on volunteer opportunities.
Ransom believes that Rotary’s leadership development,
mentorship, and intergenerational attitude are all unique
selling points for attracting young leaders. She says that
young professionals need to feel comfortable in the club
environment, which often means scaling back formality and
tradition to emphasize inclusiveness.
MEETING TO SERVE
Members of the Rotary Club of Duluth Superior Eco, Minnesota,
USA, turn out regularly to help clean up local rivers, roadsides,
and wilderness areas and tackle other projects. Engaging Rotary
members in service activities increases both their personal
fulfillment and commitment to their club.
Learn more about how Rotary clubs are innovating to increase
membership and better serve their communities at rotary.org.
532 ROTARY DISTRICTS
ROTARY COMMUNITY CORPS
ROTARIANS BY REGION
and the Caribbean
South and Southeast
Asia (including India)
PHOTO COURTESY OF ROTARY CLUB
OF DULUTH SUPERIOR ECO
WHO AND WHERE WE ARE
More than a half-million students and young adults help improve their
communities through Rotary programs. Pankaj Jethwani of India
led his Rotaract club in providing vision screenings and comprehensive eye
care to thousands of schoolchildren in poor neighborhoods.
and young adults
Pankaj Jethwani was introduced to the Rotaract Club of the
Caduceus, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, by his medical school
classmates, who, along with doctors, make up most of the
club’s membership. He joined the club because of its strong
commitment to giving back to the community, seeing Rotaract
as his first opportunity to use his medical knowledge to help
those in need.
Jethwani, who is now president of the club, says it focuses on
providing low-cost, high-impact medical services for the poor.
The club has created sustainable programs such as school
health camps, where members learned that 15 out of 100 local
children have undiagnosed eye problems.
In Mumbai alone, 75,000 children have vision problems, and
their families aren’t aware that they can be treated. Jethwani
says that these children quickly develop an aversion to school
just because they can’t see clearly.
The need for low-cost eye care led to the creation of Vision
Six by Six, which was honored as the international winner of
the 2013 Rotaract Outstanding Project Award. After raising
US$15,500, the club bought supplies and worked with three
nonprofit hospitals to provide vision screenings and eye
surgeries for over 10,000 children.
Learn more about Rotary’s programs for students and young
adults at rotary.org.
PHOTO COURTESY OF
ROTARY CLUB OF HOLY SPIRIT
CONNECTING TO DO GOOD
Members of the Interact Club of Holy Spirit National High School
in Quezon City, Philippines, clean medical and dental instruments
used in a community health care project. Rotarians and Rotaractors
also supported doctors, dentists, and nurses in the outreach, which
benefited 400 patients from poor families.
PHOTO COURTESY OF ROTARACT CLUB OF THE CADUCEUS
“Access to quality education
is every child’s right.
Vision Six by Six gives
every child an equal
excel in the same
— Pankaj Jethwani
“A parent or a child just hugs me, and they
don’t want to let me go because I’ve been
able to help. That’s what keeps me going parent or a child just hugs
back . . . I look at these situations and knowand they don’t want to let
I can do something to better their lives.” go because I’ve been able to
— Cecil “Pancho” Padilla That’s what keeps me going
back . . . I look at these situations
and know I can do something to
better their lives.”
PHOTO COURTESY OF CECIL PADILLA
— Cecil “Pancho” Padilla
In 2012-13, 55 Rotarians and friends of Rotary were inducted into the Arch C. Klumph
Society, honored for their contributions of US$250,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation.
In addition to providing generous support, donors like Cecil “Pancho” Padilla
are taking a leading role in carrying out Rotary grant projects.
Cecil “Pancho” Padilla’s passion for helping others has
propelled him to more than 70 countries. A member of the
Rotary Club of Winters, California, USA, he has served on
medical missions, helped build bridges and roads, renovated
orphanages and houses, immunized children in Africa
against polio, and worked to rebuild towns in Louisiana, USA,
devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
A consultant with Pacific Gas and Electric, Padilla is also
skilled in a range of trades and fluent in Spanish. His first
international Rotary service project, helping establish a
dental clinic in Baja California, Mexico, proved life-changing.
By experiencing Rotary’s ability to help people, he says,
he truly became a Rotarian.
Though he has reached out to people all over the world, Padilla
still has room for helping his community — through Rotary, as
a first responder for the American Red Cross, and volunteer
for Habitat for Humanity and a local crisis center. In addition,
he has sponsored 23 people for Rotary club membership.
Padilla is also committed to supporting the work of The Rotary
Foundation and was inducted into the Arch C. Klumph
Society in October 2012.
DONORS INDUCTED INTO THE
ARCH C. KLUMPH SOCIETY IN 2012-13
FOUNDATION CIRCLE (contributions of US$1 million or more)
Yale and Barbara Jones
TRUSTEES CIRCLE (contributions of $250,000-$499,999)
Henry Shun-Li Chang and Cathy Hsiang-Yueh Lin Chang
Tony Hung-Ming Chang and Julia Tai-Hua Chen Chang
Wayne and Bernice Chesley
Sweetme Shui-May Chou and Chu-Chen Lin
Toyoaki and Naomi Fujibayashi
Rafael M. Garcia III and Minda A. Garcia
Jon B. and Linda Grant
Shuhei and Tamaki Hotta
James F. and Susan M. Hunt
Jennifer E. Jones and Nicholas C. Krayacich
Harley and Mary† Jordan
Seiji and Nobuko Kita
Floyd A. and Betty Lou Lancia
Judy Huang and Nellie Lin
John and Jane MacKay
Penny and Chris Offer
Cecil “Pancho” Padilla
Jim and Donna Philips
Cyrus S. Poonawalla
John E. Stewart
Bryn and Randy Styles
Oswaldo and Hisame Takata
Kenju and Kyoko† Takekoshi
Glen A. and Sharon A. Thomet
Eng-Rung “E.R.” Tsai and Sharon Mei-Shui Tsai Tseng
YOUR SUPPORT CAN MAKE A LIFE-CHANGING
Contributions help Rotarians carry out a broad range of local and
international projects that do good in the world. Your support can
expand Rotary’s reach. Make your gift today.
(Right) Rotary grants help fund Heart to Heart, founded by
Rotarians in India and Korea, which provides lifesaving surgery
for children in India and Pakistan with congenital heart disease.
Sustainable efforts like this one are made possible by supporters of
The Rotary Foundation.
PHOTO COURTESY OF ASHOK KUMAR AGARWAL
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION
As of 30 June
(in thousands of U.S. dollars)
Rotary’s consolidated financial activities
include those of Rotary International (RI),
The Rotary Foundation (TRF), and their
wholly owned subsidiaries.
Rotary International is principally
supported by volunteer dues that support
its mission to provide service to others,
promote integrity, and advance world
understanding, goodwill, and peace by
connecting leaders, exchanging ideas, and
Cash and cash equivalents
Property and equipment, net
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
Accrued program awards
Accounts payable, accrued expenses,
The Rotary Foundation, Rotary’s
charitable entity, is funded solely by
voluntary contributions from members
and friends of Rotary who support its
Total net assets
$ 65,831 $ 57,187
$ 654,563 $ 610,229
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
GIVING: TOP 10 COUNTRIES AND GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS
2012-13 total funds raised (includes flow-through)*
(in thousands of U.S. dollars)
* xcludes a $70 million grant
for polio eradication received
from the Bill Melinda Gates
ANNUAL GIVING PER ROTARY MEMBER IN
TOP 10 GIVING COUNTRIES AND GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS
(during 2012-13, in U.S. dollars)
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES
HOW DOES ROTARY SPEND MY DUES?
Years ended 30 June
(in thousands of U.S. dollars)
Net investment return
TRF program expenditures
Total TRF program expenditures
$ 95,932 $ (74,725)
STEADY GROWTH IN
A record of
2008- 2009- 2010- 2011- 201209
CONTRIBUTIONS TO POLIOPLUS FUND
from Rotarians and
friends of Rotary
LARGEST ANNUAL FUND EVER
CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
IT, OPERATIONS, AND
Changes in net assets
before pension-related changes
TRF development expenses
TRF general administration
RI operating expenses
RI service and other activities
HR, LEGAL, AND AUDIT
Note: RI’s operating expenses are funded principally by dues
and supplemented by net investment returns. Details of
Rotary’s fiscal 2012-13 financial information, including the
president’s, directors’, and Trustees’ expenses and audited
financial statements, are available at
The 2012-13 fiscal year was a very good
one for Rotary, leaving it financially strong
to do good in the world. Contributions
to the Annual Fund set a new record,
surpassing $115.1 million. Donors
also gave a record $20.4 million to the
PolioPlus received $23.6 million from
Rotarians and friends of Rotary, along
with $69.6 million from the Bill Melinda
Rotary also geared up for the global
launch of its new grant model. During
the final year of the Future Vision pilot,
100 districts participated in projects
supported by district grants and global
grants totaling $26.4 million.
from the Bill Melinda
Financial markets were largely positive
in fiscal year 2012-13, generating strong
returns for each of Rotary’s funds.
The Rotary Foundation’s net investment
return was $56.0 million, while Rotary
International’s net investment return was
In accordance with prudent investment
management practices, both organizations
maintain diversified investment
portfolios, which include U.S. and nonU.S. stocks, global fixed-income securities,
and hedge funds. The Foundation also
invests in alternative assets such as
real estate and private equity. Rotary’s
investment programs are overseen by the
Foundation’s Investment Committee,
which is composed of three trustees and
six Rotarian investment professionals,
and the RI Finance Committee. Rotary
also retains an independent investment
consultant to counsel both organizations
on investment matters and to monitor
Rotary’s investments. All of Rotary’s funds
are managed by experienced, professional
Additional information on Rotary’s
investments, including investment policy
statements and performance, is available
at www.rotary.org by searching the key
ANNUALIZED INVESTMENT RETURNS
RI GENERAL FUND
TOTAL PROGRAM EXPENDITURES BY REGION
(in thousands of U.S. dollars)
Rotary awards grants for a range of
activities (see Consolidated Statements
of Activities, page 25, top) in every
geographic region of the world.
The infographic (right) shows total
expenditures for these activities by
region, including original grants and those
awarded under The Rotary Foundation’s
new grant model.
AND THE CARIBBEAN
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION’S EXPENDITURES GO TO . . .
from the American Institute of
from Charity Navigator
from the Wise Giving Alliance
of the Better Business Bureau
In 2013, The Rotary Foundation earned a
grade of A+ from the American Institute
of Philanthropy, a top rating of four
stars from Charity Navigator, and full
accreditation from the Wise Giving
Alliance of the Better Business Bureau,
based on the previous year’s results.
In fiscal year 2012-13, only 2 percent
of Foundation expenditures went to
administrative expenses and 9 percent
to fundraising. The Foundation directed
89 percent of its spending to programs,
far exceeding the benchmarks that
independent charity-rating services view
as a measure of high efficiency.
EAST ASIA AND
The mission of Rotary International
is to provide service to others,
promote integrity, and advance world
understanding, goodwill, and peace
through its fellowship of business,
professional, and community leaders.
The mission of The Rotary Foundation
of Rotary International is to
enable Rotarians to advance world
understanding, goodwill, and peace
through the improvement of health,
the support of education, and the
alleviation of poverty.
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 2012-13 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sakuji Tanaka, Japan
Ron D. Burton, USA
Kenneth M. Schuppert Jr., USA
Kenneth R. Boyd, USA
Elizabeth S. Demaray†, USA
†Deceased (25 January 2013)
José Antonio F. Antiório, Brazil
Ann-Britt Åsebol, Sweden
John K. Best, USA
John B. Boag, Australia
Yash Pal Das, India
Jacques di Costanzo, France
Allan O. Jagger, England
Paul Knyff, The Netherlands
Takeshi Matsumiya, Japan
Anne L. Matthews, USA
Shekhar Mehta, India
Juin Park, Korea
Gideon Peiper, Israel
Andy Smallwood, USA
Bryn Styles, Canada
John Hewko, USA
Rotarians are helping improve the lives
of more than 10,000 children at schools
in Mayan villages in Guatemala,
through implementation of clean water
and sanitation systems funded by a
Rotary global grant.
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION 2012-13 BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Dong Kurn (D.K.) Lee, Korea
Stephen R. Brown, USA
Antonio Hallage, Brazil
Lynn A. Hammond, USA
Jackson San-Lien Hsieh, Taiwan
John Kenny, Scotland
Ray Klinginsmith, USA
Ashok M. Mahajan, India
Michael K. McGovern, USA
Samuel F. Owori, Uganda
Kazuhiko Ozawa, Japan
Ian H.S. Riseley, Australia
Julio Sorjús, Spain
Stephanie A. Urchick, USA
John Hewko, USA
PHOTO BY MONIKA LOZINSKA
Wilfrid J. Wilkinson, Canada
On the cover
Rotary First Harvest, a program of Rotary
District 5030 (Washington, USA), connects
farmers, truckers, food banks, and volunteers
to provide hunger relief to people in need.
PHOTO BY ALYCE HENSON
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