Assigned Positions, Carol Woodward Operations Chair, Centennial of The Rotary Foundation, Club Foundation Chair, Colonial Heritage, Foundation Giving Reports, Foundation Workshop, Full Southern Breakfast, Membership Workshop, My Rotary
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Thank you to the 60+ Rotarians who attended the District Foundation Workshop on Saturday, August 6th. Another 30+ attended the Membership Workshop. The attendance level was amazing considering that many district Rotarians were involved in the Newport News 100th birthday celebration with luminaries such as the Rotary International President John Germ,and Congressman Bobby Scott in attendance.
What was also truly amazing was the all-in involvement and interaction by Rotarians committed to The Rotary Foundation. It was definitely a give and take experience. District Rotary Foundation leaders, Joy Kline, Bill Liepis, Bill Billings, SuAnne Hardee Bryant, Wendy Hosick, Wayne Boggs, and Colleen Bonadonna shared their expertise, either in person, or by supplying material to be presented by their colleagues. As the District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair (DRFC or DRFCC for short) I had my confidence in the presenters confirmed again as they presented key information and responded to questions.
Unless we hear from our colleagues in the clubs, YOU, we may be unaware of what information needs to be shared, re-shared, or, perhaps presented in a different way. For some of the attendees the information was not new, for others is may have been too much … not scaled to a given individual’s needs.
It was clear to me that we need to loop back with clubs in some way to be sure that Club Foundation Chairs have access to and know how to use the Club Foundation giving reports. There were many questions about that topic during or after the presentations. There were also a number of questions about becoming a Benefactor.
So come back at us, please. How can our District Rotary Foundation Committee help with any of your or your club’s Foundation needs. We will make presentations in your clubs, schedule comupter walk-throughs with you individually, schedule small regional trainings, respond by email … just let us know what will work for you.
You may contact any of us by email or phone. We will respond. Carol Woodward at 804-691-8486 or email@example.com serves in some ways as a connection point so feel free to contact her and she can get you help stat!
We are all volunteers, aren’t we? We may not be perfect, but we care and we can help each other and The Rotary Foundation do good in the world.
dennis wool said:
In addition to some instruction on how to find and then use the monthly reports from RI, some guidance on using the various contribution forms would be helpful to new folks and a good refresher for the rest of us. Additionally, it was not until I accidentally clicked on the “wrong” title that I found out last year( 8 yrs as a Foundation Chair) that the RI Foundation site provided pre-printed multiple donor forms with members names and ID numbers – I’d been doing it by hand previously — No one ever pointed that out in ANY of the training seminars previously attended – including this one! Great participation and enthusiasm this past weekend, thanks to all who put it together.
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Carol Dois Woodward said:
Dennis: Thank you for this insight. This is very helpful. What do you think would be a good training approach … various regional training workshops of a couple of hours, webinar, club programs when invited? Thoughts please?