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2012 april international service 101 by ron kelemen stew martin v3


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2012 april international service 101 by ron kelemen stew martin v3

  1. 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. 2. Our Goal: Every club participates in at least one matching grant or International Service activity
  3. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 17. 2. Do Some Basic Homework Read about Humanitarian Service on and including: Guide to Matching Grants (form 141en at Study the booklets, forms, spreadsheets & checklist on our District 5100 website – Imagine you lived in the village … how would you assess, prioritize & begin to meet needs?
  18. 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   (after June 30) Attend a successful club’s International Service committee meeting – List available on our website
  19. 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:,, ProjectLink and – Homework & due diligence is always required
  20. 20. 7. Resources:• RI Communities In Action booklet 605a & RI Community Assessment Tools 605c• – Future Vision materials, training – FV Resources page• 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. 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. 22. Thank You! Ron Kelemen www.D5100WCS.ORG Stew Martin