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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)
– Ecu...
Project Fair Overview
JOIN LEADERS, EXCHANGE IDEAS, TAKE ACTION
• Rotarians coming together to take action
– Foster intercultural exchange
– Make friends/partnerships/relationships
– Lea...
West Africa Project Fair
PDG Matthias Oladeinde Shoga
District 9110, Nigeria
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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
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Why Project Fairs?
The greatest limitation for clubs for doing
projects is the lack of financial resources, thus:
A Projec...
Project Support
• Clubs, both local and international, provide
funds (in the long run, a small part of the
total project)
...
Project Fairs in Ecuador
District 4400’s first fair was held in 2004
In the first 3 years, our District 4400:
• Doubled ...
Why attend a fair?
Choose a project from a wide range of offers
Start (or expand) an international project
With an inte...
District 4400 Ecuador Project Fair
 Future Vision Pilot District in 2010 - familiar with new
grant model and Global Grant...
10th District 4400 Ecuador Project Fair, 2014-15
www.rotaryecuador.org
THANK YOU
Festival of Brotherhood
Rotarian Dale Knight
District 5130, USA
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FESTIVAL OF BROTHERHOOD
ROTARY DISTRICTS
5130 USA
&
4150 MEXICO
17 Years, 18 Festivals | Friendships & Projects
• 45 clubs in 5130, 66 in 4150
• We visit cities in 4 states: Jalisco, Nay...
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
– educatio...
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 Voic...
2014-15 Fairs
District 4400 Ecuador Project Fair
14, 15, 16 November | Quito, Ecuador
West Africa Project Fair
28 October ...
Questions?
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Project Fairs: Organizing Fairs to Find Project Partners

  1. 1. 2014 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION Project Fairs: Organizing Fairs to Find Project Partners
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Project Fair Overview JOIN LEADERS, EXCHANGE IDEAS, TAKE ACTION
  4. 4. • 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
  5. 5. West Africa Project Fair PDG Matthias Oladeinde Shoga District 9110, Nigeria JOIN LEADERS, EXCHANGE IDEAS, TAKE ACTION
  6. 6. West Africa Project Fair Overview • How it started • Fair objectives • Annual event
  7. 7. West Africa Project Fair • Program content and activities • Who benefits? • Achievements
  8. 8. 10th West Africa Project Fair, 2014-15 28 October – 6 November Monrovia, Liberia
  9. 9. Ecuador Project Fair Manuel Nieto, DGN District 4400, Ecuador JOIN LEADERS, EXCHANGE IDEAS, TAKE ACTION
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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)
  15. 15. 10th District 4400 Ecuador Project Fair, 2014-15 www.rotaryecuador.org THANK YOU
  16. 16. Festival of Brotherhood Rotarian Dale Knight District 5130, USA JOIN LEADERS, EXCHANGE IDEAS, TAKE ACTION
  17. 17. FESTIVAL OF BROTHERHOOD ROTARY DISTRICTS 5130 USA & 4150 MEXICO
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. Project Examples Water fountains at kinder school The project fair booths & discussions before the visits
  20. 20. Project Examples Disabled young man at silk screen workshop Rotary school & donating pencils Casa Universitaria – education in remote areas from Univerisad de Guadalajara
  21. 21. Why participate? • Lifelong friends • Learn about another culture • Results • Partnerships at home and in Mexico
  22. 22. Promotional Support from Rotary JOIN LEADERS, EXCHANGE IDEAS, TAKE ACTION
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. Questions? JOIN LEADERS, EXCHANGE IDEAS, TAKE ACTION

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