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Thank you, District 7600 Rotarians … a message from your District Rotary Foundation Chair (DRFC)

This message from DRFC/PDG Chuck Arnason appeared in the July/August issue of the Spirit of 7600.  Chuck is away playing at Rotary International Headquarters in Evanston, so this article is printed without his permission :))

 

d7600 group at Ohare

Shel Douglas Prince George (Front) Cora Huitt (Bon Air) L, Dana Rieves (Prince George) DRFC Chuck and PDG Diane

A Milestone Giving Year for District 7600 … Donating to a charity is always a very personal decision. We all give to charities because we have some affinity for the organization’s cause or goals.  It is the same with our Rotary Foundation. Rotarians give to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) for a variety of reasons.  We may feel that the cause of making the world a better place through Rotary is a worthy goal. We may be encouraged by the SHARE program which sends money back to the district after three years for district specific initiatives.

 

Donating to a charity is always a very personal decision. We all give to charities because we have some affinity for the organization’s cause or goals.  It is the same with our Rotary Foundation. Rotarians give to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) for a variety of reasons.  We may feel that the cause of making the world a better place through Rotary is a worthy goal. We may be encouraged by the SHARE program which sends money back to the district after three years for district specific initiatives.“Doing good in the world” comes in many forms. During the Centennial

“Doing good in the world” comes in many forms. During the Centennial Celebration of TRF, our district had a very successful year. We were able to establish some new milestones.  Per capita Annual Fund giving was up 8.5% over our previous high to $229.32.  Our total Annual Fund giving was $632,246.42, a new milestone.  Our total giving to TRF for the year was $791,095, up from our previous record of $748,419.  The success isn’t in the numbers but what the increased giving means to communities around the world. The increased giving this year means that people we will never meet and faces we will never see will have a better life through Rotary.

The “Giving Tuesday” effort our district held on May 30 produced contributions of $50,000 to the Annual Fund. By using the matching points offered that day, 47 Rotarians were able to become a Paul Harris Fellow or reach their next level of Paul Harris Fellow. 

Whatever your reasons for giving, I want to thank you! Because, as District 7600 Rotarians, you continue to Make A Difference in the world.

Chuck