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March 21 is the date of the first District 7600 Grant Management Seminar (GMS).  You can register now on www.dacdb.com.  Log on → select ‘Calendar’→scroll down to the event→click on ‘Register Now→input your credit card info and you are set.

Each year The Rotary Foundation (TRF) requires that each club planning to apply for a John PadgettRotary Global Grant have one or more representatives involved in that grant to attend a GMS. This also applies to clubs planning to partner with other clubs on such a grant. John Padgett and SuAnne Bryant have carefully planned an informative, practical GMS, to meet TRF requirements and address practical issues.

Though not a TRF requirement for a Rotary District Grant, the GMS training applies to many required reporting and monitoring processes in District Grant administration.  It is also helpful because club representatives can share tips and suggestions about the application and reporting process as Beth Noakes was able to do at the 2014 GMS.

All clubs should consider having at least one representative at the March 21 GMS.  There will be a GMS Webinar in April, however the 2015 deadline for applying for a District Grant is May 15, so why wait.

So this is a head’s up for District 7600 Foundation Advocates and Club Foundation Chairs — be sureDebbie & Stan at GMS your clubs are aware of this opportunity.  It would be helpful for Adovcates and Club Foundation Chairs to attend as well.  Stan Wall (Area 7 Advocate)  has already registered.  Thanks, Stan

I will be there and I’ll buy a drink (after the GMS) for every Advocate who attends.