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Bill Bills and his tropical friendsThank 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 2016-08-09sure 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 woodwardcd@aol.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.

— Chuck