'To enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty'.
PolioPlus was announced in 1984-85. For more than 29 years, Rotary has been a leader in the global effort to eradicate polio. After years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease, but a strong, final push is needed now to finally root it out once and for all. This window of opportunity is of historic proportions remains Rotary's No.1 priority.
The first Peace Forums were held in 1987-88, leading to the Foundation's peace and conflict studies programmes . Fellowship recipients prepare for a leadership role in peace and conflict resolution. Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master's degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.
Since the first donation of $26.50 in 1917, the Rotary Foundation has received contributions totaling more than $1.2 billion. To date, more than one million individuals have been recognized as Paul Harris Fellows (PHF) - people who have given $1,000 or have had that amount contributed in their name to the Annual Programs Fund; in RIBI a PHF, generally, is awarded for meritorious service.
Rotary Grants support Rotarians in their humanitarian, vocational, and educational activities. Funding for grants depends on Rotarians and just $100 per year, £66 or £53 + gift aid i.e £1.00 per week, will enable our District to double its contribution to the annual programme fund. And it need not necessarily come from our own pockets!
Such strong support, along with Rotarian involvement worldwide, ensures a secure future for The Rotary Foundation as it continues its vital work for international understanding and world peace.
Rotary in the SouthWest Peninsula is making a difference in our mission to do good in the world. Can we double our efforts?
The District 1175 Rotary Foundation Committee is here to provide information and support to Clubs. It administers the District funding in support of clubs' humanitarian action aiding the underprivileged worldwide. In 2015-16, the committee will continue to follow the principles of the New Grants Programme that is bringing The Rotary Foundation greater recognition. The Programme is now fully implemented and clubs are empowered to work more closely together creating and implementing greater and more sustainable projects.
Thank you for your continuing support.