The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.
Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.
1. Promoting peace, 2. Fighting Disease, 3. Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
4. Saving mothers and children, 5. Supporting Education, 6. Growing Local Economies.
We are also very committed to Ending Polio!
Contact PDG Donna Schmidt, District Rotary Foundation Coordinator, for more information.
The Rotary Foundation has many great programs including but not limited to:
Click here for more information: https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary/rotary-foundation
peace_fellowships_application_announcement_en All your questions answered and application information
Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of our peace centers.
Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.
In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,000 fellows for careers in peacebuilding. Many of them are serving as leaders at international organizations or have started their own foundations.
Each year, Rotary awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities around the world.
- Master’s degree programs: Last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break.
- Professional development certificates: For experienced professionals and lasts three months with two to three weeks of field study.
The 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship application will be available in February Deadline is July1, 2019. click Below for details and more information on applying for a Peace Fellowship
We are truly this close! Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help. Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, here are some ways to make a global impact and protect children against polio forever.
- Give to PolioPlus.
- Read about the roles our partners play in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
Be sure to mark your calendar for World Polio Day which is October 24th! We ask clubs to consider doing something special to bring attention to our fight and raise funds. Here’s one idea you could do:
Ask each Club in the District to hold a special “World’s Greatest Meal to Help End Polio” (WGMeal) Event as their way to celebrate World Polio Day. We asked them to schedule this event as their regularly scheduled meeting either the week before or after Oct 24th. They have their event (many different ways to celebrate), send the money into TRF/PolioPlus like a regular PolioPlus donation and report it to a WGMeal Coordinator … www.wgmeal.com …or their District PolioPlus Chair who then reports the amount to WGMeal. The results have been fabulous. We have averaged over $30,000.00 (USD) each year during this celebration. Please consider asking each District to hold a WGMeal Event this year to celebrate October 24th’s World Polio Day.
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