International and Club Services Committee
International and Club Services
Members of the International and Club Services Committee:-
Chairman : Jim Speirs
Willie Macsween | Alex Brown | Jack Watson | Stephen Bell
Tony Hey | John Perryman | B.D Sharma | Jim Reid
About The Rotary foundation
The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit
corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world
understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and
cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions
from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better
The Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International's sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world." It has grown from an initial contribution of US$26.50 to more than US$117.9 million contributed in 2004-05. Its event-filled history is a story of Rotarians learning the value of service to humanity.
The Foundation's Humanitarian Programs fund international Rotary club and district projects to improve the quality of life, providing health care, clean water, food, education, and other essential needs primarily in the developing world. One of the major Humanitarian Programs is PolioPlus, which seeks to eradicate the poliovirus worldwide. Through its Educational Programs, the Foundation provides funding for some 1,200 students to study abroad each year. Grants are also awarded to university teachers to teach in developing countries and for exchanges of business and professional people. Former participants in the Foundation's programs have the opportunity to continue their affiliation with Rotary as Foundation Alumni.
Since 1979, Rotary and its members have been committed to fighting to eradicate polio across the world.
MARY's MEALS "Back Pack" project (An RIBI approved charity ~ click here )
At Mary’s Meals, we are focused on one goal – that every
child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education.
These life-changing meals attract hungry children into the classroom. The food fills their empty bellies so they have the energy and opportunity to learn, giving them the chance of a brighter future. The meals also support families struggling to feed their children while boosting the country’s wider economy.