The Association of Fundraising Professionals has recognized The Rotary Foundation with its annual Award for Outstanding Foundation.
The award honors organizations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs.
The announcement came on 15 November, known to industry professionals since the 1980s as National Philanthropy Day. The award will be presented in early 2017 at the AFP’s annual conference in San Francisco.
In mid-August the Rotary Foundation advised it had approved a Global Grant application from Rotary Tauranga for US$72,000 with the money to go towards the cost of providing specialist equipment to furnish an ophthalmology clinic aboard the mercy ship Pacific Hope which provides medical care to people in the Pacific Islands.
Since this approval, a lot of hard work has gone into the project and equipment has now commenced arriving to complete setting up of the clinic. The photo shows the delivery of some OIC (Ophthalmic Instrument Company) equipment with (from left to right) Rotarian Dr. Barry Partridge, Pacific Hope Purser Sue Hunt, Dental Technician Marion Boesch and Project Coordinator Rotarian David Garland.
For the 3rd successive year, Rotary Gisborne has been top club in our District 9930 for annual fund giving to The Rotary Foundation, calculated on a per capita basis.
For the latest Rotary year to 30 June 2016, the club gave contributions which equated to US$554.03 per member. This was more than double the per capita figure achieved by the runner up club. What a magnificent stand out result!
District Governor Keith Owens had much pleasure in personally delivering the banner to Gisborne and thanking the club for its strong support of The Rotary Foundation. The accompanying photo shows club president (for this and last year) Carol Shepherd holding the banner.
Simply achieve a net growth of 4 new members between 1st December 2016 and 30th May 2017 and the grant will be presented for your new members to use as seed funding on a new Community Project of their choice!
Rotary Traditional Plum Puddings are the most delicious way to complete the year. Hot or cold, you just can’t beat them with custard and brandy butter or cream.
These Plum Puddings are great to share with family and friends or to say thank you to your clients or staff. Gift them, share them or hide them until you’re alone – they’re just so good!
Whatever you do, make sure you order your supply today. Each one you buy includes a five dollar donation to your Rotary Club empowering its projects and charities.
Proceeds from sales, shared with participating Rotary clubs throughout New Zealand, exceed $1.7 million since the project’s commencement.