Peter Moralee welcomed over 100 fellow Rotarians to the annual Foundation Seminar at the Derbyshire Hotel on the 10th Nov.
The Seminar updates club representatives on the progress of the only Rotary International charity – the Rotary Foundation.
Thanks were expressed to the over 80% of District Clubs who actively support their charity in addition to their many standalone club projects. Updates were given on the End Polio mission, making a grant application, and the creative process behind the Rotary club of Doncaster St Leger’s End Polio pack for primary schools. Peace fellow Yuko Maeno updated on her progress by video from Japan, – complete with her recently born baby! A personal appearance by current peace fellow Mike Niemiec on his military experience and induction into the Rotary Peace Program at the University of Bradford provided a fascinating insight into the benefits these scholarships deliver to the world.
Your District Foundation Committee would like to invite all District 1220 Rotarians to attend the 2014 Annual Foundation Seminar.
We have just completed our first year working under ‘The Foundation New Grants Model’ and we would like to update Clubs via Presentations of two successful Global Grant applications. The Club representatives themselves, will be giving the presentation of their Projects and the grants process ‘worts n all’ and what we have all learned, valuable knowledge. It promises to be a good night!
In addition, the District Foundation Grant Sub Committee Chairman John Moffatt will be giving an update on Grants Application this year. Also we will be introducing Dave Cook, our proposed first District Global Scholar, Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bakewell and wishes to study at Cape Town University, South Africa. He is a truly remarkable young man!
The Seminar is on Thursday 13th November 2014
7.00 for 7.30pm (no meal!)
at The Derbyshire Hotel (at Junction 28 M1)
Don’t forget Link Evening with the cut-off date for bookings being 28 February.
We have 2 very high quality speakers with a different slant on Foundation. Firstly, Rob Avery-Phipps is unique in being our very first (but perhaps not last) outgoing scholar to China. He added to the academic year with many exploits before and after so don’t miss his story. As if that were not enough we have, for the very first time ever a worldwide Alumni Award receiver in Harminder Dua. He will tell us of how Rotary added to his life and the work he has gone on to do since.
Contact your club Foundation chair or secretary for booking form, or if you still have problems please contact Mick White District Foundation Chair directly.
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Foundation Link Evening – Wednesday 13 March 2013
Change of date and venue
The date and venue of this very popular annual event has been changed from the one previously circulated to Wednesday 13 March 2013 at Mansfield Civic Centre to accommodate the expected numbers.
It promises to be a memorable evening being the very last of its type due to the forthcoming changes in Foundation programmes. After an excellent meal Colin Slater from the BBC will be interviewing our last four Ambassadorial Scholars from Japan, Switzerland and the USA and a Peace Scholar from Fiji plus other alumni.
I have negotiated a good deal with the main course of roast lamb rump alone usually being £17.50 but our all inclusive cost is just £20 per head!
On this evening we are celebrating our very active involvement with the Rotary Foundations Ambassadorial Scholarship and Group Study Exchange programme over many years and ask clubs to consider making it their club meeting for the week and bring partners to the celebration. All District 1220 Foundation Alumni will receive an invitation too.
Full details will be circulated early in 2013.
Terry Leivers – District Foundation Chairman
A Facebook Community Group has been created at https://www.facebook.com/Rotary1220FoundationAlumni
Rotary District 1220 Foundation Alumni Facebook Group is open to all Rotarians and others who have participated in the District’s Group Study Exchanges, or have been outgoing Ambassadorial Scholars or Peace Scholars.
It’s intended to help us keep in touch with our alumni – past GSE teams (including team leaders) and Ambassadorial scholars and if to help keep them up to date with current news which may be of interest such as posts from RI, RIBI,RI Foundation Alumni and the End Polio Now campaign.
If you have a facebook account, use the link above and ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ the page.