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Invitation to all Clubs in D 1040

Reminder

If your Club wishes to apply for a Rotary Grant ( District or Global Grant) for the 2019-20 Rotary year, your Club has to be qualified.  This is achieved by your President Elect and preferably one other member attending one of the two Grant Training Seminars organised and presented by members of the District Foundation Committee. In case the President Elect is unable to attend any of the seminars, another Club approved member can stand in.*

Clubs are required to qualify every year. 

Rotary Grant Training Seminars  (see below)

*Please note:  This is a requirement of The Rotary Foundation.  Clubs who have not attended one of the seminars cannot be considered for a Rotary Grant.

Rotary Grant Training Seminar for Clubs 2019-20


First Seminar: Date: 9th March 2019 Time: 9.30 for 10.00 – 12.00


Venue: The Bridge Hotel & Spa, Walshford, Wetherby LS22 5HS Tel.# 01937 580 115


Bookings must have been received by Monday,4th March 2019


Second Seminar: Date 23 March 2019


Time: 9.30 for 10.00 – 12.00


Venue: Village Hotel Club, Hull Henry Boot Way, Priory Park, Hull HU4 7DY


Tel.# 01482 560 908


Bookings must have been received by Monday 18 March 2019


Rotarians may attend either of the Seminars, but all bookings must be made, stating Name and Club, by Email to anita.rayner @talktalk.net by the deadline.


Anita Rayner



 

A MESSAGE FROM DRFC CHAIRMAN, ANITA RAYNER

 

As you may be aware, all responsibility for District Grants administration now lies with the District Foundation Committee, and we have to ensure that we act in accordance with TRF requirements.  If there should be an audit of our District by TRF, we will have to demonstrate that we did all in our power to comply.  I would , therefore, request that these points which were presented to the District Council meeting on 28 January 2017 are observed by all clubs applying for or in receipt of a District Grant.

  • There are still clubs in District 1040 who consider The Rotary Foundation requirements to be an optional extra.
  • Clubs must accept that Rotary Grants come with obligations which need to be met.
  • The obligations include the submission to the District Foundation Committee of Interim and Final Reports on the Grant project, together with evidence of expenditure. Grants are given in support of a specific project, and money not spent on the project must be paid back to Foundation.
  • All Grant-aided projects are Club projects, and the responsibility for compliance does not end when a club member leaves or is unable to present a report owing to illness.
  • It is NOT in the spirit of Rotary to require busy volunteer officers to send out numerous reminders.
  • It is our committee’s main objective to be as helpful as possible to clubs, but we will be obliged to request repayment of grant money from clubs who do not comply with the regulations.
  • Random Audits of District grant-aided projects will take place shortly, and we hope that all clubs will ensure that their records are accurate.

Anita Rayner

DRFC Chairman D1040

RC Leeds: Chairman International & Foundation Committee

Tel. +44 (0)1924 255 183

Email: anita.rayner@talktalk.net

Where to send End Polio funds?

Apparently some clubs are enquiring about sending End Polio Now funds to be sure they attract the Gates Foundation 2 for 1 matching.

All the various forms for submitting funds to Foundation can be found here: http://www.rotarygbi.org/members/humanitarian-service-programmes/rotary-foundation-2/clubindividual-giving/

You will need to log into the RIBI website first, because these forms are on the Members Only pages. The form you need for club contributions is the RFUK Club Contributions form, which is available as a .pdf file to download and print. You can also download it here.

It is important that you tick the Polio Plus/End Polio Now box to ensure that your funds are properly allocated. We are assured that all money sent with the End Polio box ticked WILL attract Gates Foundation funding without any other intervention.

 

Where to send End Polio funds?

Apparently some clubs are enquiring about sending End Polio Now funds to be sure they attract the Gates Foundation 2 for 1 matching.

All the various forms for submitting funds to Foundation can be found here: http://www.rotarygbi.org/members/humanitarian-service-programmes/rotary-foundation-2/clubindividual-giving/

You will need to log into the RIBI website first, because these forms are on the Members Only pages. The form you need for club contributions is the RFUK Club Contributions form, which is available as a .pdf file to download and print. You can also download it here.

It is important that you tick the Polio Plus/End Polio Now box to ensure that your funds are properly allocated. We are assured that all money sent with the End Polio box ticked WILL attract Gates Foundation funding without any other intervention.

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