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Push back is also a good thing!

In our last blog, we wrote about a disappointed club which had to wait until Round 2 to get their district grant approved because the grant writer had not submitted the club’s MOU as part of the initial grant application.  The Parable was supposed to highlight that, though the club had three attendees at the Grant Management Seminar (GMS), the grant writer had not been one of them and just assumed that somehow the MOU had already been dealt with. However, our gentle readers mistook our article to be critical of the grant writer when what was intended was the criticism of the club’s GMS attendees who didn’t advise or assist with the club’s grant application.

So let’s be clear … the teaching point to clubs is … send attendees to the GMS who commit to being engaged in the club’s grant application process.

Another sad story is actually a rather common one.  The club has only one member attendee at the GMS.  The club is now eligible to apply for a Rotary grant.  However, that one attendee passes away, moves away, becomes ill, or leaves the club.  This situation leaves the club in a similar situation as the story above.

So another teaching point to clubs … send at least two of your members who will be committed to engaging in the grant application process.

Not only does this provide some redundancy, but having more than one attendee at the GMS will help be sure that what one person doesn’t hear or understand, the other one might.

Enough teaching points for today.  We don’t want to be accused of being pedantic.

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All Rotarians are welcome to register and attend either the March 24, in-person GMS in Williamsburg or the April 21 GMS Webinar.  Both with meet the club’s attendance requirement and both will deal with both district and global grants.  Registration is available now for March 24 on dacdb.com calendar.  The Webinar registration will be available around between March 5th and March 15.   Please see the March24 Flyer.