Visit the Grants and Scholarships tab to view the 2023-2024 District Grant Documents which are downloadable.
2023 Grant Management Seminars (GMS):
18 Wednesday Jan 2023
18 Wednesday Jan 2023
Visit the Grants and Scholarships tab to view the 2023-2024 District Grant Documents which are downloadable.
22 Friday Feb 2019
Duke-UNC Peace Conference, Grant Management Seminar, March 16, Michael LIttle, Peace Conference Registration, Rotary Peace Fellowships
The Peace Fellow application is a demanding but rewarding process, beginning with a club recommendation to the District of a vetted and club endorsed candidate. Then ensues an intense District level interview and further vetting process
Michael Little of the Rotary Club of Richmond is the District’s Peace Fellow Chair and can provide assistance in the process. His contact information can be found in dacdb.com of course.
For your initial information, you can download this fact sheet provided by The Rotary Foundation. The District will have its own internal guidelines and deadlines. Contact Mike for District 7600 specific information.
Enjoy this short video below.
Registrations are being accepted now for the annual spring Peace Conference at the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center. The event normally sells out, so register soon at:
You can register now for Grant Management Seminar (GMS) on March 16, 2019, on the dacdb.com calendar. Don’t let your club let this opportunity slip by to be eligible to apply for or participate in a Rotary grant.
15 Friday Feb 2019
Incoming District Rotary Foundation Chair, Stephen Beer, promised that registration for the Grant Management Seminar to be held on March 16 would be open by February 15th. By golly, it is open! In fact, Rotarians from the Western Henrico, Chester, and Prince George Rotary clubs have already registered.
For a club to be eligible to apply for and receive a Rotary grant, it must have had at least one member attend a Grant Management Seminar (GMS) for that grant year. It is recommended that a club have more than one club member attend because:
You might note there will be a GMS Webinar on April 20th. More details will follow about it. Attendance at either the March 16 Seminar or the April 20th Webinar will qualify the club to apply for a Rotary Grant. Registration for the Webinar will be open at a later date.
06 Monday Aug 2018
Posted Foundation Giving, Membership, Public Image, The Rotary Foundation, Trainingin
#STARS, Appaiah Ballachanda, Bill Billings, Chana Amaro, Chuck Arnason, Colonial Heritage Williamsburg, David Rosenthal, Dianne Shannon Gordonn, District Rotary Foundation Chair, Don Vaught, FISH Food Bank, Fun, Jan Rowley, JoAnn Meaker, Joy Kline, LaShonda Delivuk, Membership, Mike Jallo, Mustard, National Mustard Day, Neva Lynde, Public Image, Rudy Lee Garcia, Shel Douglas, Stan Wall, SuAnne Hardee Bryant, The Rotary Foundation
It was a day filled with information, suggestions, innovative ideas and just a little bit of fun. We were all there to equip ourselves to “Be the Inspiration”. The Colonial Heritage Country Club in Williamsburg may never be the same. And Rotarians are innovative. Sometimes they switched seminars. Gotta love these D7600 Rotarians
Lead by the District Newsletter Editor and Public Image Chair, JoAnn Meaker, the 25 or so Rotarians in the Seminar, enjoyed intimate surroundings, printed materials, and demonstrations of the EZ Bulletin feature on dacdb.com. LaShonda Delivuk, Public Image Chair from District 7570 also inspired the attendees with her presentation on the interplay between membership and public image.
The takeaway, oft repeated in the plenary sessions was “Membership, it’s the only thing.” 35+ Rotarians in the Membership seminar were led capably by District Membership Co-Chairs, Mike Jallo, and Shel Douglas. LaShonda Delivuk also spoke in this session about the synergy between membership and public image. No one will know our Rotary stories unless we have members to share their stories and unless our members share them.
Approximately 42 Rotarians attended this session. Chuck Arnason, Rotary District Foundation Chair, and his team of Rudy Lee Garcia (Development), Joy Kline (Annual Giving), Bill Billings (Endowment), Appaiah Ballachanda (Paul Harris Society), Stan Wall (Polio Plus), SuAnne Hardee Bryant (Grants), and Don Vaught (Grants Auditor). Just when one thinks there is nothing new to learn, Foundation-wise, there arise new requirements. In this session, SuAnne focused on global grants, and our featured speaker Shel Douglas spoke on the more formal Community or Needs Assessments required of global grant applications. The materials from The Rotary Foundation Seminar on d7600foundation.org on The Foundation Workshop Materials 2018 page. There were no slides or handouts for the Paul Harris Society (PHS) as Appaiah is a walking cheerleader for the PHS.
JoAnn Meaker designed the STARS meme and hashtag #STARS to help promote the workshops. Dana Rieves, JoAnn Meaker, and Prince George Electric Cooperative provided the stellar door prizes. David Rosenthal made all aware that it was also National Mustard Day. We decided to inspire every registrant to bring a new, unopened container of mustard to donate. Those who forgot often donated cash instead. Neva Lynde and her fellow James City County Satellite Club volunteered to carry the mustard to the FISH Food Bank.
The photos are part of the fun … thank Dianne Gordonn, Bill Billings, Jan Rowley, Chana Amaro and others who took many photos and shared them freely.
19 Thursday Jul 2018
Posted Foundation Giving, Training, Uncategorizedin
#JointheStars, #STARS, Appaiah Ballachanda, Bob Preston, Chuck Arnason, Dianne Shannon Gordonn, District Rotary Foundation Committee, Foundation, JoAnn Meaker, LaShonda Delivuk, Membership, Mike Jallo, Million Dollar Year, Public Image, Rudy & Catherine Garcia, Sensational Trio of August Rotary Seminars, Shel Douglas, Stan & Debbie Wall
Good news. You have 16 days to register for the District 7600 #Join the STARS (#STARS for short!)
At least 3 members from each club should attend, if not more. There are three separate seminars and each Rotarian registers for just one of the seminars … either Membership, Public Image, or Foundation. The chairs or at least a member of each club committee in these areas should be present to learn:
Clubs, a message to all … want to excel in innovative club presence, reporting, and vitality … send as many club members as possible to be exposed to and ride the rockets that will send your club to the #STARS.
Register by July 28th on dacdb.com calendar and #JoinTheStars!
When you have registered consider, going on your facebook page and put #STARS into your post and mention that you have registered for one of the seminars. If you want to tell folks which one use a hashtag, e.g. #foundation or #membership or #publicimage. That will build the buzz for the seminars.
The Rotary Foundation books have closed for the 2017-2018 year. There will be some adjustments, but it is totally safe to report that in Past District Governor John Padgett’s and District Rotary Foundation Chair, Chuck Arnason’s past year, District 7600’s members donated 1.1 million dollars in total giving. More refined figures will be released soon, but needless to say, this is a B A N N E R year for District 7600. More on the other figures very soon.
08 Tuesday Aug 2017
Posted Rotary 7600 Foundation News, Trainingin
Annual Giving, Appaiah Ballachanda, Bill Billings, Chuck Arnason, Colleen Bonadonna, Don Vaught, Endowment, Facebook Live Video, Foundation Workshops, iPhones, Joy Kline, Nancy Barbee, Paul Harris Society, Polio Plus, Sarah Hanbury, Shel Douglas, SuAnne Hardee Bryant, Tablets
The 45 or so attendees at the Foundation Workshop who had brought their smartphones, tablets, or laptops got the chance to engage with live videoing of the topics presented by the superior Foundation leaders on August 5. After turning their volume down on their devices they were invited to join the live videos, adding comments, and posting “#rotary7600” periodically. There were a few amusing discoveries, e.g., one must have a Facebook account to join in, but a couple of folks signed up that day. Others were delighted to see how easy it was to join in on the fun on their smartphones.
None of this would have been possible without the able phone camera work by Sarah Hanbury and Shel Douglas of the Prince George Club, who served as the mentors and videographers at the workshop. These videos are about 15 minutes or so in length and were videoed by topic. They can all be seen by scrolling down the District Foundation’s Facebook page, clicking on the big arrow in the middle of the image, and turning the sound up on your device. OR you can view all of the videos on the ‘Documents & Videos’ tab on this website.
We are also exploring how to upload them to YouTube and to the District Website, but did you know that you can share the videos from Facebook to your own club’s Facebook page or at least the administrators or editors for your club’s page can. Talk with them about it.
For the moment … here we share one of the videos. This is Joy Kline Annual Fund Chair for the District Foundation Committee extolling how well the District did this last year in exceeding our giving goals.
A favor please … if you are reading this page and have not done so already … navigate to the top of the page and subscribe by email. That way you will get a weekly email from this page with the update for the week. How easy is that?
25 Tuesday Jul 2017
Colonial Heritage, Corporate Memberships, Engagement, Foundation Workshop, Grant Management Seminars, Membership Workshop, Satellite Clubs, Vocational Training Teams, What will DG John Wear?, Williamsburg VA
Thank you. And what you learned then was cogent and tailored to the rules and recommendations for success at that time. But being smart enough to be a Rotarian, you know that things change as do the rules and recommendations for success. Changes?
This is true. But Williamsburg is a city known worldwide for its commitment to history, shopping, wine, and golf. The key is that you spend only the morning in the workshop. At noon, hook up with your loved one, who you thoughtfully broad along to shop or golf while you attend the workshop, and go do some of those fun things together. If he or she wants to hang while you are in class there are lots of comfy seating and guest wifi to allow the spouse to read or surf for an hour or two. Plus the Bar & Grill open around 10:30 so he or she can get an early start on the wine.
Glad to hear that. Don’t get dressed up. Wear what you like. Summer or tropical attire is encouraged. We draw the line at swim suits, but knowing District 7600 Rotarians we know that someone will push the envelope on that. We are guessing it will be South Richmond or South Hill.
True again. Did you know that measly $30 includes the world famous Full Southern Breakfast and a whole lot of neat door prizes. Actually, if you eat a lot and if you win a door prize, you’ll come out ahead.
OK, register already! dacdb.com calendar.
12 Wednesday Jul 2017
August 5, Colonial Heritage Williamsburg, Door Prizes, Foundation Workshop, Full Southern Breakfast, Membership Workshop, Morning of Learning
August 5, 2017, is the date. Colonial Heritage Golf Club, Williamsburg, Virginia, is the place for the annual morning workshops for all things Foundation & Membership. The registration deadline is on July 28 so we can report a head count for the caterer. It is a memorable breakfast so get your registration done. Pull out your credit card and go to the dacdb.com calendar and sign up for the event on August 5.
Choose one of the two workshops, depending on your club role or personal interest. Whether you choose the Foundation or the Membership workshop, you will find the emphasis of each is on innovation, attracting younger members, and engaging more experienced members in the riveting world of The Rotary Foundation and robustly building your club membership.
We are waiting with baited breath to see if DG John will have a creative new blazer for the event. As for the rest of us … the attire is tropical casual. Hawaiian shirts, cargo shorts, moo moos, tee shirts … almost anything goes, except for swimsuits. We are Rotarians, after all, we must uphold our dignity.
It would be great for folks from a club to carpool, lowering the carbon footprint, and having spirited conversations along the way.
Let’s talk spouses. Due to size restraints of some of the rooms, we must discourage the attendance of nonRotarian spouses. However, the Pottery is virtually across the road from the Colonial Heritage, there is the golf course, and there is guest wifi with comfy seating throughout the public spaces for reading or surfing the web. When the workshops end at noon there is plenty of time for love birds to reunite and pursue great adventures in Williamsburg.
For more information contact Carol Woodward or Mike Jallo. The District Executive Secretary is also eager to help with registration issues. Visit the dacdb.com calendar for the event for their contact information.
See you on the 5th!
04 Tuesday Jul 2017
Posted Foundation Giving, Training, Upcoming District Eventsin
by Chuck Arnason, District Rotary Foundation Chair
We are no longer this close, we are counting down to ZERO.
I was in the audience of nearly 40,000 Rotary members attending Rotary’s annual convention in Atlanta. During one session, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation renewed their longstanding support for ending polio. Rotary committed to raise $50 million per year over the next three years, with every dollar to be matched with two additional dollars from the Gates Foundation. This expanded agreement will translate into $450 million for polio eradication activities, including immunization and surveillance over the next three years. This critical funding helps ensure countries around the world remain polio-free and that polio is ended in the remaining three endemic countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan.
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and RI President John Germ announce new pledges toward the polio eradication effort at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta. During the session, we heard the news that world governments and other donors have pledged to contribute US$1.2 billion total to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative for polio eradication efforts. The government funding will substantially help to close the US$1.5 billion funding gap, allowing partners to immunize 450 million children every year and support rigorous disease surveillance in both endemic and at-risk polio-free countries. While the government funding makes considerable headway in the fight to end polio, continued support from donors remains vital to achieve a polio-free world.
Next week or so we’ll look at the final giving numbers from 2016-2017. It looks like it will be a ‘banner’ year.
Heads’ up folks … registration is now live for the 2017 Foundation and Membership Workshops on August 5. Go to dacdb.com calendar and register. You won’t be disappointed.
And don’t forget to contact your club End Polio Now organizer to register for the game in your area. The Richmond Rotary Night at the Diamond is on July 13. This week you probably need to get your tickets so all can sit together and boost the Rotary image with our End Polio Now tee shirts. Just contact Debbie or Stan Wall for the shirts email@example.com.
28 Wednesday Jun 2017
Posted Training, Upcoming District Eventsin
August 5, Change of Leadership, Colonial Heritage, District Awards, Foundation Workshop, Juy 22, Membership Workshop, Williamsburg VA
The District Change of Leadership and District Awards will be on July 22. It is a great event to which to invite your spouse, children, and that visiting in-law, so all can see what a great Rotary leader you are. We will learn at the event which clubs will be in the Governor’s Circle and which club will be awarded the coveted Governor’s Cup. In April someone was delegated to getting the club award applications written up and submitted to district. Here is the chance to thank them for their hard work by attending this annual ceremony. Register on dacdb.com calendar.
This photo taken by Bill Billings at the recent Zone 33 Training Seminar in Cary, North Carolina includes many of the luminaries who will be at the Change of Leadership Ceremony. From left Lois Billings, Stan & Debbie Wall, Dana Rieves, Shel Douglas, District Governor Elect John Padgett, and Past District Governor Bill Pollard. Come on July 22nd and enjoy their company.
These two simultaneous workshops are training events and really not appropriate for non Rotarians. However, there is nearby shopping, historic events, a golf course, or comfortable seating in the Colonial Heritage Club should they want to read or cruise the web. You’ll be finished at Noon and from there you and your loved one can go have a great time in Colonial Williamsburg. Registration will be live sometime this week on the dacdb.com calendar. Here is a great Flyer with more details.
23 Tuesday May 2017
Posted Foundation Giving, Rotary 7600 Foundation News, Trainingin
David Mansfield, Debbie Wall, DG Diane, District Training Assembly Memories, DRFC Chuck Arnason, End Polio Now Baseball, Foundation Breakouts, Giving Tuesday, July 13 Richmond, July 24 Norfolk, Rotary Nights at the Games, Stan Wall, Triton
Thirty plus Rotarians attended the Foundation Breakout at the District Assembly. They
were Club Foundation Chairs, Presidents-Elect, generous donors, district leaders, rank and file club members, and, of course, Triton. The input and questions ranged from the very newbie and valuable questions to the experienced, nuanced questions. All of these questions and insight are important. It is a learning experience for all … for the attendees as well as the presenters.
Thank you for your commitment and interest.
July 13 is the date for Rotary Night at the Diamond in Richmond and July 24 is the Norfolk Tides Game. Both games begin at 7:05 pm and a portion of each rotary game ticket sold will be donated by the teams to End Polio Now.
The Walls have red ‘End Polio Now’ t-shirts for sale, $10 for most shirts and $12 for the fulsome 2x and 3x sizes. A dollar from each shirt sale goes back to End Polio Now.
With this shirt, we can turn the stadium bleachers red and really ramp up the Rotary and End Polio Now profile.
On Tuesday, May 30, every online Rotary donation by a District 7600 Rotarian of $100 or more to the Annual Fund will be matched dollar for dollar with district recognition points. This is only on Tuesday. Not Monday. Not Wednesday. Tuesday!
02 Tuesday May 2017
Posted Training, Upcoming District Eventsin
District Training Assembly, Fellowship, Hampton VA, Memberships, Project Building, Relationships, Social Media, The Rotary Foundation
The quote was District Governor Elect (DGE), John Padgett’s response when asked what he wanted District 7600 club leaders and members to take away from the District Training Assembly.
If you are an incoming or continuing club leader, a committee chair or member, a new Rotarian, or just curious about what DGE John will be wearing on May 13, you should just go register on dacdb.com calendar, now. There is still time to do so.
Seriously, come have some fun, fellowship, relationship forming, focus, learning more about Rotary at a personal level, especially
John is really excited about the two sessions on Social Media for Rotary clubs. Who doesn’t need to learn more about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so on? We don’t all have teenagers at home to teach us.
The attire is comfortable casual or comfortable weird. You choose.
Don’t be surprised at all by what DGE John might be wearing on May 13. Remember that he got his sartorial mentoring from Past District Governor Stephen Beer.
25 Tuesday Apr 2017
Posted Rotary 7600 Foundation News, Training, Upcoming District Eventsin
Bill Billings, Change of Leadership, District Awards, District Grant Application Deadline, District Training Assembly, DTA, GMS, Grant Management Seminar
GMS: Grant Management Seminar; DTA: District Training Assembly, and COL, Change of Leadership …
This last session of the Grant Management Seminar for the 2017 -18 year is this Saturday and qualifies for certification of attendance via webinar or in person at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton VA. This is a free training and those are hard to come by. If your club isn’t certified yet to participate in a district or local grant, this is your chance to fix that. Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for district grant application submission is May 15 & and another friendly reminder … it is a totally electronic submission process.
This fabulous event will also be held at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton VA. This event will train club leaders how to lead their clubs to greatness. Presidents-Elect, President Nominees, Secretaries, Treasurers, Club Membership Chairs, Club Rotary Foundation Chairs, and all others in the club should plan to attend. You will not regret it. There will also be information about social media and everyone needs that!
The date for this event has been changed to July 22 so pull out your phone and change the date for this event in your calendar app.
And the place to register for all district events is on dacdb.com calendar.
18 Tuesday Apr 2017
Posted Rotary Grants, Trainingin
Our District Rotary Foundation Chair, Chuck Arnason, sent an email to 22 clubs this week advising that they are not certified for participation in a 2017- 2018 grant. These clubs represent 1/3 of the district’s clubs. Only 3 of those 22 clubs have someone registered for the last opportunity to attend the required Grant Management Seminar/Webinar on April 29.
The non-certified clubs are not listed here as we don’t want to hurt any sensitive feelings but check with your club president, president-elect, or your outgoing or incoming club foundation chair to determine if your club is all set to participate in Rotary grants.
The Grant Management Seminar (GMS) on April 29th is free and can be attended in person in Hampton or in the comfort of your home office or leather chair. Register for it on the dacdb.com calendar.
Some clubs may think … well, we aren’t going to do a grant this year. We have too much other stuff going on. But then a sister club comes along and says, “Hey, why not join in on this super neato global or district grant with us. We’ll do all the planning and paperwork, all your club needs to do is kick in some money, sign grant documents, and supply Rotary hands to execute the project.” Sounds like a feather in the club’s cap, but you find out you can’t join in, because … your club is not GMS certified. That is a sad, sad story.
Registration for this last GMS is open until April 26. Don’t wait. April 29 Webinar
09 Thursday Mar 2017
Posted Rotary 7600 Foundation News, Rotary Grants, Trainingin
Just a reminder that if your club is to be eligible to receive a district or global grant, it must have sent representatives to a Grant Management Seminar (GMS). Attendance at an interactive GMS is a requirement of The Rotary Foundation (TRF) to receive TRF funds, through the district, for grants.
[Beginning this 2017-18 Rotary year, the grant application process will be completely electronic. Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) must be submitted electronically as well as all other documents in the grant process. Learn more about this at the GMS]
To assist clubs the District is providing three opportunities to meet the GMS attendance requirement. The first GMS will be held on March 25 at the Colonial Heritage Club in Williamsburg. It is a 9 am to Noon seminar with check-in beginning at 8:30 am. It is important to register by March 18 so that the headcount for the World Famous Full Southern Breakfast can be given to Colonial Heritage. Full details can be found on this March25flyer and on the registration block on the dacdb.com calendar. Registration is open for this event and clubs are encouraged to register early. Registration is by individual credit card. Clubs may want to consider reimbursing members who attend the seminar. It would be helpful to have at least a couple of the leaders involved hands-on with the club’s grant application and execution to attend the GMS.
Two more GMSs by webinar (or in person) will be offered on April 8 and on April 28. These are also interactive and will qualify for attendance certification. More information will follow shortly. We expect the registration for these GMS to be open soon on the dacdb.com calendar.