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Great club interest in global grants

Before the lead topic which is Rotary Foundation Month, let’s pause to reflect on this week’s header.  It features our District Foundation Committee Chair and Past District Governor, Jim Probsdorfer,  addressing remarks to the standing-room-only global grants session at the District Conference.  He wasn’t the only speaker.  A delegation from the Innsbrook Club & Friends of Barnaby spoke of their partnership and multi-club project in Honduras, and Roma Frye of the Newport News Club described a recent three-bridge, Bridges to Prosperity project in Africa.  It also was a partnership and multi-club project. These two projects included District 7600 clubs which were smaller than the lead clubs, but gave those clubs a chance to get skin in the game on large scale international projects.  SuAnne Bryant is the go-to person for more information on global grants.

November -Rotary Foundation Month

Yesterday the Foundation Advocates received a resource packed email which originated with Liz Lazar, our Annual Giving Officer at The Rotary Foundation.  She covers Zones prouddonor33 & 34 which happily includes District 7600.  The email is reprinted here, November Foundation Month, and you are invited to refer to it as you encourage or arrange for your club(s) to participate and advocate in a major way for The Rotary Foundation during the month of November. Many of you are are Foundation Advocates, Area Governors, Club Foundation Chairs, or Foundation groupies, but whatever your role or interest please encourage your clubs to make the most of the resources (with links) provided by Liz.

Foundation Awards Banquet-2014-2015 Awards

November 12 is the date of our Annual Foundation Awards Banquet in Williamsburg at the Colonial Heritage Country Club. Anne Matthews, Past Rotary International Vice-President will be our keynote speaker.  It will be a packed two hour dinner and program during which many clubs from our district will be recognized for their commitment and accomplishments. Registration is open on www.dacdb.com.  Get it on your calendar, register early, and bring your spouse and fellow club members.  Make it a gala evening to remember.

Shout out

This shout out is for Boo Elmore of the Chester Club who is organizing the World Polio Day efforts of the district Interact and Rotaract Clubs which will host Purple Pinkie events on October 23rd & 24th.  Find one and get your pinkie done!