Recognition of Clubs for support of The Rotary Foundation.
November 9, 2017, is the date of the 2017 Foundation Banquet. It is at this event that clubs are recognized for various levels of support for The Rotary Foundation (“TRF”). It is both heart-warming and educational. It is also a chance to invite spouses to an elegant Rotary dinner where they will see the results of their loved one’s Rotary efforts. It is a great sharing evening.
We are honored this year to have Ron Ferrill, Rotary International Director for Zones 33 and 34, as our keynote speaker. If you haven’t heard him speak before, you are in for a treat. Of course, he knows so much about Rotary, but he is also a world-class raconteur and joke teller. You’ll want to jot down some of his stories. We’ll provide more details about his biography in the next few weeks, just to whet your appetite.
This year there will be a number of awards presented considering that we broke records last year in TRF giving.
As part of Rotary’s year-long centennial celebration of The Rotary Foundation during the 2016-17 year – the global membership organization’s charitable arm, Rotary clubs raised $304 million to support positive, lasting change in communities around the world.
We set our own records during the Centennial Year. The members of District 7600 established a new high in Per Capita Giving of $229.40, which is an 8.5 percent increase over our previous high of $211.44. That places the members of our district in the top 5 percent of giving Rotarians worldwide. We also set new highs in Annual Fund giving of $632,444 and Total Giving of $791,292, placing District 7600 at second in Zone 33. What an awesome accomplishment!
So, please register before November 2 for this fabulous event. The registration is open on dacdb.com calendar. The cut-off date for registration is November 2. It is necessary to have a cut-off date because planning food for an audience of that size requires lead time. We know you understand.
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