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THE FOUNDATION COMMITTEE 2020 - 2021

Members: Chris Wick (Chair), Jeremy Hyde, Hadge Yeandle, Wendy Hopkins and Brendan Hallissey.

Introduction; Our Committee is extremely mindful and respectful of the current unprecedented situation with the worldwide pandemic “Coronavirus- Covid-19” that has engulfed us all over recent months. We are aware that this will (and is already) going to affect how Rotary Clubs both operate physically and financially. It will no doubt mean that in coming months any budgeting will need to be reviewed and even re-visited as appropriate during the course of this coming Rotary year, on a case by case basis

However, taking this into account our Committee agrees to continue to keep its emphasis where possible on the main points from last year and those which (due to no fault of our own) have been carried over from last year and should still be supported.

Summary - Committed agreed renewed emphasis on

·                Support of Rotary Foundation at $100 per Member Capitation  

·                Benefit, if the Club wishes, from Grant Application and thus seeks suitable Proposal/s

·                Support  & Promote Polio Eradication 

Proposals / Projects during the ensuing Rotary year:

NB Members may wish to consider Contributing / Paying directly themselves – This would release some of our committed Club Funds from our restricted Budget during 2020-2021 

District Grants  -  The Limits and any grant have recently have been cut by 50% These new limits, which are a 50% reduction on previous years' limits have been imposed because of the effect of our spending on COVID-19 projects since 4 April.

Note: Our club has always benefited annually from at least one District Grant and given the current situation (even with reduced limits) we now expect other clubs (who may not have done so before) seek to benefit from these grants, now in fact will aim to do so.     

Chris W. has completed the required 20 minute on line grant management training required for the coming 2020/21 Rotary Year.  Will just need to register club for an MOU (memorandum of understanding), should we (any committee wishing to benefit from this year’s grant process need President SG & President Elect BB to have signed off first.  

MOU Has since been signed off ready for use if needed by President SG/BB 

End Polio Now – reminder to all “This Remains Rotary’s No1 Priority”  

This remains Rotary’s priority and as well as supporting World Polio Day Saturday 24th October, we will continue to seek further support through the year.

NEW: District & RI Target of $80-90 per member contribution to the End Polio Now Annual Fund and can be supported directly at https://www.endpolio.org/donate

However, we encourage all giving through the Club please to record our actual giving. This is an ambitious new target, far exceeding anything we have contributed in recent years.

Peace Poles carried over from last year via Youth Committee. Our Committee would love to support all three at a cost of £225 each, spread over the year.

BH / RR to approach schools interested Ashbeach / Upwood / Ramsey Juniors.

We hope to consider another ROTARY Project spreading Peace Awareness. We are conscious though of possibly restrictive budgets and have suggested a School by School basis to spread cost through the year.  

Johnson Country Hoedown event: non-fundraiser. Carried over from last year to celebrate our clubs 50th with President Shaun & Club’s consent we wish to re-instate for this coming year.


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