This Saturday was “Grants Day” in District 7620. On Grants Day Rotary Clubs present their projects for serving the community to the District Grants Committee under the Direction of Foundation Chair, Claude Morissette, and Grants Chair, Andy Baum.
One of the more frustrating things in Rotary is how to explain that our donations to the Rotary Foundation don’t go to fund projects that are somehow conjured up by unknown Rotary droids at the “Rotary Mothership” in Evanston. Instead the money comes here where our fellow Rotarians in the District decide how they can best “Do Good In the World.”
But don’t take my word for it. Here are a few “THANK YOU’S from clubs who benefit from our collective generosity. Each clip is less than 40 seconds but the work that these clubs do in their communities is ongoing. Sound familiar? I’ll bet your club has similar projects that you are passionate about. When you contribute to the Rotary Foundation you are expressing your trust and confidence in your fellow Rotarians to do good in our collective community, and they are expressing the same trust and confidence in you. Give generously. I hope to see your club at next year’s Grants Day.
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