Rotary D6330 Foundation Newsletter - July 2023

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Rotary International President 2023-24, Gordon McInally (Scotland) District 6330 Governor, Sonja Glass (RC of Meaford, ON) Newsletter Editor – Kitty Bucsko (RC of D6330 Passport)


The new Rotary International President for 2023-24, Gordon McInally, plans to make mental health a focus, and emphasized continuity in advancing the goals of previous leaders, including empowering girls and eradicating polio.

He urged members to promote peace in troubled nations, help those affected by conflict, and maintain the momentum of initiatives begun by past leaders.

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Gordon R. McInally
JulyJuly 2023 - D6330 , 2020 Page 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Topic Page No.1 NEW RI PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE for July (Gordon McInally) 3 JULY FOCUS – Rotary Transitions 4 July message – 2023-24 Trustee Chair (Barry Rassin) 4 Service Above Self 5 NEW LEADERSHIP in District 6330 6 SERVICE – GIVING BACK 7 ROTARY ACTION GROUPS with links 8 INTERACTIVE CROSSWORD 9 LEVELS OF SUPPORT FOR TRF 10 ROTARY DAY AT THE U.N. 12 FOUNDATION MOMENT 15 ROTARIANS ARE SPECIAL 16 PROGRAMS OF SCALE 17 SHELTERBOX 20 POLIOPLUS SOCIETY 21 PAUL HARRIS SOCIETY 22 POLIO NOW 23 Contributing to a lasting legacy – 3 stories 25 FROM ZONES 28 & 32 28 BEGINNINGS OF ROTARY 30 VOLUNTEER 32 TRF -Ways to give 33 GRANTS & AREAS OF FOCUS 34 COMING IN AUGUST 36 ROTARY’S CORE VALUES 37 OBJECT OF ROTARY & FOUR-WAY TEST 38 EREY – Every Rotarian Every Year / Bequest Society 39 …just the beginning 40 For the latest polio information, click here. Click here to make yourself smile!
1 Editor Kitty Bucsko


My Call to Action – from new RI President, Gordon McInally

Even as we face new and serious challenges, Rotary takes care of its members and those we serve, works, to build lasting peace, and embeds belonging and inclusion in everything we do. That is why I am asking everyone in Rotary to Create Hope in the World.

This year, we’re prioritizing projects to support mental health. This effort is deeply personal to me. I know what it’s like to see someone suffer in silence. I have also witnessed the power of personal connections, the value of discussing emotional and mental well-being, and the lifesaving impact of preventive care and treatment.

Research shows that performing acts of kindness is an effective step any of us can take to protect our wellbeing. And by building peace within, we become more capable of bringing peace to the world.

Building peace is the essence of Rotary. Many of our service projects foster the conditions for Positive Peace. We work tirelessly to overcome barriers and create new connections. This year, we’ll promote virtual international exchanges for members to strengthen those vital connections. Peace isn’t a dream, and it’s not passive. It’s the result of working hard, earning trust, and having open conversations that may be difficult. Peace must be waged persistently – and bravely. Everything we do across our areas of focus has the potential to foster the hope that can make peace possible.

The spirit of connection and purpose should inspire every Rotary member. When club leaders focus on offering an excellent club experience, we retain more members and attract more prospective members. We must make our clubs as welcoming and as engaging as we can.

Our goal is to create a sense of belonging, from our club meetings to our service activities. We need to continue creating inclusive, welcoming environments where everyone can be their authentic selves. All people of action need to be able to imagine a place for themselves in Rotary – it’s up to us to ensure they can do so.

Over the next year, I will be putting a focus on continuing our journey in diversity, equity, and inclusion

ensuring that Rotary reflects the communities we service and continues to take significant steps toward accessing the full range of human talents and experiences, so that we can better serve humanity. And we will continue to empower women and girls by helping them unlock the potential already within them.

As we begin this journey together, I take inspiration from Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, who in the 18th century spoke of all the world becoming kin, promoting “sense and worth, over all the earth.” This has long been my call to action, and I share it now with you.

Let us build peace within and spread it freely. Let us create belonging and imagine the future of Rotary afresh. Let us work together joyously and Create Hope in the World

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Barry Rassin, Rotary Club of East Nassau Bahamas TRF Trustee Chair – 2023-24

Barry Rassin is a director and former president of Doctors Hospital Health System in Nassau, Bahamas, where he retired after a 38-year career. He was the first fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives in the Bahamas and was honored with the National Award of Health Hero by the Bahamas Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization.

A Rotarian since 1980, Rassin served as RI president in 2018-19, when he advocated for closer partnership between Rotary and Rotaract clubs and presented the measure that broadened the definition of membership in Rotary International to include Rotaract clubs at the 2019 Council on Legislation. He has served RI in many other capacities, including as RI director, Rotary Foundation trustee and vice chair, chair of both the Finance and the Shaping Rotary’s Future committees, RI training leader, and seminar trainer.

In 2010, Rassin coordinated Rotary’s disaster relief efforts in Haiti after a devastating earthquake. That included supervising the completion of 105 relief and development projects throughout Haiti that were made possible by the $6.5 million raised by Rotary members worldwide. He is currently active on the Bahamas Rotary Disaster Relief Committee and working on relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Dorian and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Outside of Rotary, Rassin chairs Volunteer Bahamas, a national program to create a culture of volunteerism in the country. He also helped found the Haiti National Clean Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Strategy (HANWASH), a collaborative program to bring potable water and adequate sanitation to all the citizens of Haiti. In 2018, the government of the Bahamas named him as an Officer of the Order of Distinction.

Rassin has received the Service Above Self Award. He and his spouse, Esther, are Rotary Foundation Major Donors, Benefactors, Paul Harris Fellows, and members of the Paul Harris Society.


Audacious goals

I love Rotary for many reasons, perhaps most of all for the impact we make when we work together. There is really no other group like us.

In the last five years, The Rotary Foundation has helped 100 million beneficiaries. That is staggering.

But the need is great. There are countless more we could be reaching and supporting right now if we had the resources. We could reach twice as many in the next five years. And your fellow Rotaractors and Rotarians are ready to help. They’re hungry for more grants to help more people who need us.

That’s why, this year, The Rotary Foundation Trustees have set an ambitious goal of giving of $500 million, our highest ever.

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TRF Trustee Chair - 2023-24

This breaks down to $150 million for the Annual Fund to help fund grants and $50 million for polio eradication, to be matched 2 to 1 by $100 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For the Endowment Fund and our future, we are targeting $y0 million in outright giving and $80 million in commitments, totally $140 million. And we want to collect $60 million in other contributions, such as direct giving, cash for global grants, and Disaster Response Fund donations.

To make this happen, we need all of you – each and every Rotarian and Rotaractor.

Did you know that over 80 percent of Rotary members make no contributions to PolioPlus, or that over 60 percent make no donation at all to The Rotary Foundation? For an organization of 1.4 million members, that means that nearly 1 million of us are not contributing each year.

Imagine the tremendous difference it would make if each of those 1 million could contribute just $25 a year. That would be $25 million we wouldn’t need to raise from our best donors.

We can all give something. That’s why I am asking each of you to set a goal to give what you can to The Rotary Foundation this year.

Never have we set such an audacious goal, but I believe that you, who make up Rotary, always respond to a challenge, especially when you see the difference we can make with those funds. We are part of an audacious organization, one that dreams big and makes our dreams a reality.

Let’s think bigger and differently this year, so we can meet our goal and do more to Create Hope in the World. In this way, we will make the Rotary year ahead an unforgettable one, not just for ourselves, but most importantly, for those whose lives we will soon touch.


The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

FIRST – The developmenbt of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.

SECOND – High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.

THIRD – The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life.

FOURTH – The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

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Congratulations to our Rotary District 6330 Governor for 2023-2024, Sonja Glass!

As you may know, Sonja has been a valued member of the Rotary Club of Meaford for 5 years. Sonja has brought energy, enthusiasm, and thoughtfulness towards reinvigorating community activities and to strengthening the bonds throughout the Meaford community.

We are so honoured that you have been selected for this position Sonja, and we are sure that you will be a productive and energetic governor. Very well deserved!

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The following quotations capture the essence of the importance of giving back and the fulfillment that comes from serving others. They can be valuable in emphasizing the significance of supporting those less fortunate and the positive impact it can have on both individuals and society as a whole.

1. "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill

2. "No one has ever become poor by giving." - Anne Frank

3. "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi

4. "We rise by lifting others." - Robert Ingersoll

5. "We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men." - Herman Melville

6. "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." - Pablo Picasso

7. "The only way to do great work is to love what you do and love helping others." - Steve Jobs

8. "Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time." - Marian Wright Edelman

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Rotary Action Groups by Areas of Focus along with links



Domestic Violence Prevention



Slavery Prevention


Menstrual Health, and Hygiene

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene



Reproductive Maternal and Child Health


Community Economic Development

Disaster Assistance


Addiction Prevention


Blindness prevention

Blood, Tissue, and Organ Donation


Family Health/AIDS Prevention

Health Education and Wellness


Hepatitis Eradication


Mental Health Initiatives

Multiple Sclerosis


Basic Education and Literacy


Endangered Species

Environmental Sustainability


Food Plant Solutions

“Rotary Action Groups are independent, Rotary-affiliated groups made up of people from around the world who are experts in a particular field They provide assistance and support to Rotary clubs planning and implementing community development and humanitarian service projects. Committed Rotarians, Rotarians’ family members, and Rotaractors who have expertise and a passion for a particular type of service organize Rotarian Action Groups.”


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Month of July

Try your hand at an interactive crossword with Rotary Foundation information.

You may have to look up a few of these, but let’s hope not.

The crossword deals with Rotary grants, a little history, and some things that Rotarians should be aware of.

Plus, it’s fun to complete!

Click here to open the online Interactive Crossword.

If you have difficulties with the answers, click the in the top right corner.

Then, you can choose Reveal Current Answer. No prizes. Just fun!

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Click here to view a very short video about the value of The Rotary Foundation (TRF)

Your generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world. We recognize donors to express our gratitude for your commitment, offering individual and club recognition as well as naming opportunities that enable you to honor a friend or family member with a named or endowed gift.


Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member - When you give $100 or more per year to the Annual Fund.


When you include the Endowment Fund as a beneficiary of $1,000 or more in your estate plans or when you donate $1,000 or more to the fund outright. Benefactors receive a certificate and insignia to wear with a Rotary or Paul Harris Fellow pin.

Paul Harris Fellow

When you give $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. To recognize someone else as a Paul Harris Fellow, you can give that amount in their name. Learn more about Paul Harris Fellow recognition.

Multiple Paul Harris Fellow

When you give additional gifts of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant.

Paul Harris Society member

When you elect to contribute $1,000 or more annually to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. Learn more about the Paul Harris Society. Jamie Pole is the PHS Chair in District 6330.

Bequest Society

When you make a commitment for future gifts of $10,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation, you’ll be invited to join the Bequest Society.

• $10,000: Bequest Society pin and an exclusive art piece suitable for framing

• $25,000: Rotary’s Promise crystal and named endowed fund, plus all of the above

• $50,000: Separate named endowed funds directed to two areas of focus or districts, plus all of the above

• $100,000: Customized Rotary’s Promise crystal, plus all of the above

• $250,000: Posthumous induction into the Arch Klumph Society, plus all of the above

• $500,000: Special seating and registration benefits at the Rotary International Convention, plus all of the above

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Major Donor

When your cumulative donations reach $10,000. Major Donors can choose to receive a crystal recognition piece and a Major Donor lapel pin or pendant. NOTE: Name recognition is not automatic and needs to be reported to RI staff. Recognition items commemorate giving at these levels:

• Level 1: $10,000 to $24,999

• Level 2: $25,000 to $49,999

• Level 3: $50,000 to $99,999

• Level 4: $100,000 to $249,999

Arch Klumph Society

When your cumulative donations reach $250,000. Recognition includes an induction ceremony and your picture and biography in the Arch Klumph Society interactive gallery at the Rotary International headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA. You also receive invitations to society events, along with membership pins and crystals that commemorate giving at the following levels. Learn more about the Arch Klumph Society.

• Trustees Circle: $250,000 to $499,999

• Chair’s Circle: $500,000 to $999,999

• Foundation Circle: $1,000,000 to $2,499,999

• Platinum Trustees Circle: $2,500,000 to $4,999,999

• Platinum Chair’s Circle: $5,000,000 to $9,999,999

• Platinum Foundation Circle: $10,000,000 and above

Legacy Society

When you promise a gift of $1 million or more to the Endowment, you’ll be listed in Rotary’s annual report and invited to exclusive Rotary International and Foundation events. Legacy Society members also receive special recognition items and all the benefits provided to Bequest Society members. (

There is also a level of recognition for clubs – and that will be provided in a future newsletter.

District 6330 Numbers

In District 6330, here are the numbers at July 1, 2023 –

• 104 Major Donors

• 3 Arch Klumph Society members

• Bequest Society – 4 at Level 5 ($250,000 USD) and 1 at Level 6 ($500,000 USD)

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Rotary - UN Day

A little Rotary history

Rotary was instrumental in helping start both UNESCO and the UN back in the 1940s, and has continued the relationship with work with UNICEF to help end polio, as well as with other UN agencies on a myriad of humanitarian actions.

So it's appropriate that the UN annually turns over its facilities to Rotary International for a special day each year, a day marked by UN and Rotary speakers who discuss our interests in common.

Rotary and the United Nations have a shared history of working toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues around the world.

Click here to read Rotary's presentation of the United Nations charter, "From Here On!"

During World War II, Rotary informed and educated members about the formation of the United Nations and the importance of planning for peace. Materials such as the booklet “From Here On!” and articles in The Rotarian helped members understand the UN before it was formally established and follow its work after its charter.

Many countries were fighting the war when the term “United Nations” was first used officially in the 1942 “Declaration by United Nations.” The 26 nations that signed it pledged to uphold the ideals expressed by the United States and the United Kingdom the previous year of the common principles “on which they based their hopes for a better future for the world.”

Officials from Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States met in Moscow in 1943 and called for the

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creation of an international organization to maintain peace and security.

The next year, representatives of those countries plus China held conferences in Washington, D.C., to discuss how to go about this monumental task. Those sessions became known as the Dumbarton Oaks conference, where delegations from the four countries developed a proposal for the structure of the new organization.

After the conference, Rotary published “What Can Rotarians Do Following Dumbarton Oaks?” It included the proposed charter, talking points, and suggestions for discussing with club members how the United Nations would relate to Rotary’s goal of advancing international understanding. It also emphasized the importance of having a plan ready for when the war ended, rather than waiting until the fighting stopped.

Above left - Telegram inviting Rotary International to serve as a consultant to the U.S. delegation to the San Francisco Conference. Above right – Rotary’s pamphlet “What

Can Rotarians Do Following Dumbarton Oaks?

“Timely Questions on Dumbarton Oaks” helped Rotarians understand the complexities of the proposed charter. After World War I, “proposals for international cooperation failed because of lack of enlightened public opinion to support them,” it explained. Discussions among members “will help to create an informed public opinion.”

The flyer presented different perspectives on the security council and other aspects of the UN as topics for Rotary club programs or discussions. At the same time, governments around the world were carefully studying and reacting to the work done at Dumbarton Oaks.

From April to June 1945, delegations from 50 nations attended the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco (often known as the San Francisco conference). Their task was to write a charter acceptable to all of them. The delegations were assisted in this historic effort by a large number of staff, advisers, and consultants.

Rotary International was one of 42 organizations the United States invited to serve as consultants to its delegation at the San Francisco conference. Each organization had seats for three representatives, so Rotary International’s 11 representatives served in rotation. The people officially representing Rotary included the general secretary, the editor of The Rotarian, and several past presidents. Other Rotarians from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America served as members of their own nations’ delegations. Rotarians also served as consultants to their national delegations.

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Pattern for the San Francisco Conference

Just before the meetings began, Rotary International published and distributed the “Pattern for the San Francisco Conference” pamphlet. “It is a splendid opportunity for the individual Rotarian to fulfill the objective of International Service,” the document proclaimed, “by taking part in the debate on this scheme of world government.”

Throughout the rest of 1945, The Rotarian and other publications kept Rotary members informed about issues and developments related to the new organization. Editorials and articles clarified issues, provided additional insights and talking points, and updated readers on what was happening and the people involved:

• “Rotarians in the News at San Francisco,” July 1945

• “Report from San Francisco,” July 1945

• “Rotary at the Conference,” July 1945

• “Gateway to Peace,” August 1945

• “San Francisco Just Started It,” November 1945

After the UN was established, the 95-page booklet “From Here On!” contained the exact text of the UN Charter on one side of every two-page spread with annotations and questions designed to stimulate discussion on the other. With this layout, Rotarians could use it to learn and lead club discussions.

The Charter, it explained, would be effective only if “free citizens” worldwide were determined to give it vitality. “The Rotarian faithfully following these pages,” the booklet said, “will find himself treading the path to service.”

In 1946, Rotary published a supplement listing the major accomplishments of the meetings held by the UN General Assembly in January and February of that year. Later articles in The Rotarian kept the United Nations and its work on the minds of members:

• “UN or World States,” June 1946

• “What Do You Want UN to Do?” September 1948

• “Speaking of the United Nations,” March 1955

• “Appraisal at San Francisco,” September 1955

• “How I Would Change the UN,” October 1955

Today, Rotary holds the highest consultative status offered to a nongovernmental organization by the UN’s Economic and Social Council, which oversees many specialized UN agencies. The Rotary Representative Network maintains and furthers its relationship with several UN bodies, programs, commissions, and agencies. This network consists of Rotary International representatives to the United Nations and other organizations.

Rotary Day at the United Nations each year celebrates the organizations’ shared vision for peace and highlights the critical humanitarian activities that Rotary and the United Nations lead around the world.

Click here to read the full article about Rotary’s history with the United Nations.

Click here to read the full article about Rotary-UN Day.

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"Rotary International's masterpiece is The Rotary Foundation. It transforms our dreams into splendid realities ... it is the most generous expression of Rotarian generosity a generosity that not only brings benefits but also brings help and cooperation to solve the problems that affect mankind. The Rotary Foundation achieves the best that mankind can possibly achieve."

"The Rotary Foundation is not [designed] to build monuments of brick and stone. If we work upon marble, it will perish; it we work with brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples they will crumble into dust. But if we work upon immortal minds, it we imbue them with the full meaning of the spirit of Rotary ... we are engraving on those tablets something that will brighten all eternity."

Arch C. Klumph, 1916-17 President of Rotary International

"The five [Rotarians] who chose me to become a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar are gone ... but they're not. They never will be. Because along the way, I will in my own way share with others and have what those five men ... did in 1956 when they said, "Bill Moyers, you can matter."

To make a contribution, go to

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Thank you to everyone in D6330 who has given to the Foundation, who has participated in a Foundation project, or has helped spread the word about the Foundation. Thank you!

Click here to view a short video about your contributions to TRF and the good that you do! We’re changing lives through our vision and unwavering commitment, bringing hope to those who need it most.

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The application process for the 2023-24 Programs-of-Scale award

Opened 1 June 2023!

Concept notes are due to The Rotary Foundation by 1 August 2023.

The $2 million Programs-of-Scale grant will be awarded to one member-led, evidence-based program that is ready to scale up over three to five years to increase its impact in one or more of Rotary’s areas of focus.

We’re excited to see the work Rotary members are doing to solve problems, improve communities, measure results, and increase our impact.

Learn more about Rotary's Action Plan priority to increase our impact.

In the first step of the 2023-24 Programs-of-Scale competitive grant process, The Rotary Foundation will accept concept notes summarizing scalable programs. Applicants should be qualified Rotary and Rotaract clubs and districts that have long-term plans to partner with other organizations to significantly expand service projects that have demonstrated successful results


Programs of Scale supports longer-term, high-impact programs led by Rotary members. These programs are:

• Evidence-based interventions that must have already demonstrated success in affecting change;

• Locally-relevant to the needs, priorities, and institutional structures of the setting and participating communities;

• Ready to grow by having the right stakeholders and systems engaged to bring the intended benefits to new settings, such as a different community or group of people;

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• Implemented according to a strong theory of change and have integrated monitoring, evaluation, and collaborative learning systems; and

• Guided by Rotary members in partnership with others, leveraging the unique strengths of Rotary.


The deadline to submit your concept note is 23:59 Chicago time (UTC-5) on 1 August 2023.

To get started, download Rotary’s Programs of Scale Grant Competition Handbook for details about the application and the selection process. One member who represents your program will submit the concept note through an online application tool called Submittable that can be accessed through the My Rotary Grant Center.

The clubs or districts that submit the strongest concept notes as determined by members of the Foundation’s Cadre of Technical Advisers and other subject matter experts will be invited to submit full proposals. If you are invited, your proposal will need to include comprehensive details about your program.

The main phases of the application process are:


1 June to 1 August 2023 Concept notes accepted

October 2023 Invitation to qualifying applicants to submit full proposals

January 2024 Full Proposals due to The Rotary Foundation

January to March 2024 Full proposals reviewed

April 2024 Award decision

Due to the competitive nature of this grant, Rotary staff cannot provide guidance on specific applications. We encourage applicants to reach out to the Cadre of Technical Advisers, Rotary Action Groups, or their district international service chair, who can serve as resources as you design your program and prepare your application.

Questions can also be submitted to, and we encourage you to visit the "Resources and Reference" section of the Programs of Scale web page.

As People of Action focused on increasing our impact, we must continue to invest in relationships, make decisions grounded in evidence, and mobilize our networks to create solutions that last. As we continue to support the incredible work that Rotary members are doing, we also want to find new ways to accomplish our mission, learn together, and demonstrate Rotary's power to create positive change.

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In response, The Rotary Foundation created Programs of Scale to support Rotary member-led, evidence-based programs that have already demonstrated success. Scaling proven programs will benefit more people and foster policy development and sustainable programs.

Programs of Scale provides Rotary members with longer-term resources to implement large-scale, high-impact programs in our areas of focus Together, we seek to increase our impact by measuring our progress, and sharing the learning generated from our programs throughout the Rotary world.

2022-23 Programs of Scale award recipient and finalists

For the third grant application cycle, The Foundation received over 38 concept notes from over 30 countries or territories representing more than 200 Rotary and Rotaract clubs and Rotary districts. The 2022-23 awardee and finalist are:

Award recipient

United to End Cervical Cancer in Egypt is a Rotary member- led program that aims to ultimately reduce the number of cervical cancer cases in the greater Cairo region by implementing a four-year campaign to increase awareness about cervical cancer and how to prevent it. The implementation experience and data collected through this program will inform an evidence-based national strategy by the Egyptian government toward eliminating cervical cancer, considered one of the most preventable cancers.


The Digital Interactive Classrooms in Panamá program aims to improve the quality of education in selected public primary schools in Panamá by introducing technology in 230 classrooms and training teachers to use it to improve instruction. The program seeks to provide technology and instill more advanced and innovative teaching methods that will engage and motivate students, leading to better learning outcomes.

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Click here to learn more.

Click here to view a short video about Shelterbox and its response to the recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

2023 marks 23 years of ShelterBox!

That’s over 20 years of disaster relief in 98 different countries, supporting 2.5 million people to get back on their feet after hurricanes, earthquakes, conflicts, droughts, cyclones, and more.

We’ve changed and grown a lot in that time, but our core focus has remained the same: helping families rebuild after disaster.

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Click here to read about how Shelterbox came to be.


Our District 6330 proudly joins The Rotary Foundation and fellow districts across the world to announce the new Polio Plus Society and invite all our members to join.

This simple act of generosity by our fellow Rotarians around the world will bring the life saving polio immunization to countless children until the day that the world has been rid of the virus. We are truly This Close, and we need your help to complete the job.

The Polio Plus Society is an organization of like-minded individuals who have committed to contribute $100 US or more each and every year to Polio Plus until the world has been declared free of the Wild Polio Virus. This is our commitment to fulfill the promise Rotary made in 1985 to immunize all the children of the world.

It’s easy and rewarding to become a member. Download, complete and submit the Polio Plus Society Pledge Form and email to the Polio Chair at Complete your contribution commitment in one of three ways:

Contribute with your credit card online at:

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Write a for cheque for $100 or cheque for the US $100 equivalent (or more!) to The Rotary Foundation with "Polio Plus" in the memo line and give it to your club's Rotary Foundation Chair for submission.

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Enroll in Rotary’s recurring giving program, Rotary Direct, which makes giving easy, fast, and secure. You can schedule a monthly, quarterly, or annual donation that empowers Rotarians to change lives in communities around the world.

YES, all donations will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Anyone can join the society, not only Rotarians. Everyone will be recognized with a special pin, an End Polio Now bracelet, a Society Certificate, and a great feeling in their heart.

With your help, we will reach every last child and achieve a polio free world. Please reach out to Katherine and sign up today!

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What's the Paul Harris Society?

Not to be confused with a Paul Harris Fellow (which means a life-time gift of $1000 to The Rotary Foundation's annual fund), the Paul Harris Society is the name given to those Rotarians who pledge a $1000 gift annually –every year

You may know these committed individuals they wear a "flag" below their Rotary pin that reads "PHS."

ne easy way to give at the $1000 level is through Rotary Direct sign up and an amount of money you designate is automatically deducted from your account each month. Learn more at

Members of the Paul Harris Society know that the need never ends and neither should the giving.

D6330 Long-time Paul Harris Society Chair is Rotarian Jamie Pole.

What your giving supports

Paul Harris Society gifts have helped provide:

• Vocational training for teachers establishing an early childhood education center in South Africa

• Water filters, toilets, and hygiene training to prevent fluorosis, diarrhea, and other diseases in India

• A scholarship for a medical professional in Italy to research treatments that minimize mortality rates among premature babies

• Peace-building seminars for 200 teachers and 1,300 students in Uganda

• Treated mosquito nets and medical services that prevent malaria in Mali

In District 6330 we are proud to have over 116 members in our Paul Harris Society.

We have over 32 of our clubs that now have members in the Paul Harris Society.

For information please contact our District 6330 Co-ordinator, Jamie Pole

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Rotarian Jamie Pole

Summary of new polioviruses this week:

• Afghanistan: one WPV1 case

• Benin: one cVDPV2 case

• Madagascar: three cVDPV1 cases and one cVDPV1 positive environmental sample

• Mali: one cVDPV2 case

For more information, click here -

Click here to learn the difference between Wild Polio Virus (WPV) and Vaccine-derived Polio Virus. (VDPV)

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We are THIS close –

Only Afghanistan and Pakistan are polio endemic.

Outbreak countries are those that have stopped indigenous wild poliovirus but are experiencing re-infection either through the importation of wild or vaccine-derived poliovirus from another country, or the emergence and circulation of vaccine-derived poliovirus.

To stop these outbreaks, it is necessary to fully implement international outbreak response guidelines.

Endemic countries, which have never stopped the transmission of indigenous wild poliovirus, can also be affected by outbreaks of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus.

All countries remain at risk of polio until the disease has been completely eradicated from the world. Until then, the best way for countries to minimise the risk and consequences of polio infection is to maintain strong population immunity levels through high vaccination coverage, and strong disease surveillance in order to rapidly detect and respond to polio.

The Vaccines

The development of effective vaccines to prevent paralytic polio was one of the major medical breakthroughs of the 20th century. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative uses two types of vaccine to stop polio transmission

inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) and oral polio vaccine (OPV).

If enough people in a community are immunized against polio, the virus will be deprived of susceptible hosts and will die out. High levels of vaccination coverage must be maintained to stop transmission and prevent outbreaks occurring. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is constantly assessing the optimal use of the different types of vaccine to prevent paralytic polio and stop poliovirus transmission in different areas of the world.

Click here to view a short video explaining the two vaccines.

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The brave women at all levels of the polio program bring us closer to a world without polio and a world with equitable opportunities for all women and girls.

In the latest “Women Leaders in Polio” series, two women are featured - ; Thongbotho Mphoyakgosi and Raquelina Mazuze - who are making great contributions in the fight against the disease.

After completing her bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science, Thongbotho Mphoyakgosi cut her teeth in a HIV drug resistance lab in Botswana, where she tested blood samples to determine whether a patient with HIV had a mutated form of the virus which did not respond to antiretroviral therapy.

“Once you are in the lab you realize it’s not just a job, it’s more like a calling,” she says. “Someone sends samples to you, and you are the first one to see results and ask, ‘how is this going to impact the patient, the community as a whole, and then the country as a whole?’”

In 2019, just before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mphoyakgosi was transferred to the National Health Laboratory and when the pandemic hit, she was one of the first national experts to be trained by World Health Organization on how to test for COVID-19.

This period was a career highlight for Mphoyakgosi. “COVID-19 taught us a lot. When we get outbreaks now, we have learnt from COVID what can be done better,” she says.

• Click here to read more about her story

• Click here to view a short video about this remarkable woman

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Following the recent outbreak of Wild poliovirus type 1 in the country, she has been helping to prepare her community for a forthcoming vaccination drive, which aims to protect nearly 4 million children in the four most at-risk provinces.

Having been involved in the health sector for decades, Raquelina Mazuze also spends her days encouraging other older people around her to stay active, eat healthily and to keep serving their community, just as she does.

According to the World Bank, people aged 65 and above represent only 3% of the total population in Mozambique. But Raquelina sees her age and many years of experience as an asset rather than a hindrance.

¨I am not afraid of getting old,” she says. “I feel proud because I am active, and my experience is key when it comes to contributing to the health of the people in my community. ¨

Raquelina doesn’t let her age restrict her ambitions either. “I want to go back to school and further my education,” she says. “I will keep moving forward. I will do whatever I am supposed to do. No one can take that away from me.”

Click here to read more about her story.

Originally posted on WHO AFRO.

The vast machinery of the global polio eradication programme is much like the inner workings of a clock – a network of interconnected people, organizations and programmes that together are more powerful than the sum of their parts. Collaboration is foundational to eradication, and every eradicator plays a part in edging the programme closer to its goals.

But in some cases, individual eradicators develop capacities or practices that enable programmatic leaps. Dr Humayun Asghar is one of those outsize drivers of progress. His initiatives around early laboratory testing of stool samples of children with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), his efforts to create a cross-regional network of labs, and his efforts to set up a large pioneering network of environmental surveillance sites in Egypt are innovations that today power the programme’s surveillance capacity.

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We know where the virus is, even in the absence of paralytic polio cases, largely thanks to his work.

In 1988, when Dr Humayun joined the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Pakistan’s capital city of Islamabad, polio was paralysing more than 1000 children worldwide every day and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) was just being set up. Dr Humayun spotted an opportunity to stop the spread of poliovirus by tracking it – which meant identifying which children with AFP were infected with poliovirus and which children were experiencing paralysis for other reasons.

In 1991, Dr Humayun began to contact pediatricians and, later, vaccinators, to collect stool samples from children who presented with AFP to test them for poliovirus infection. In a nod to the doctors’ and vaccinators’ contribution, Dr Humayun shared the results immediately with the reporting individual, regardless of their location.

But in some cases, individual eradicators develop capacities or practices that enable programmatic leaps. Dr Humayun Asghar is one of those outsize drivers of progress. His initiatives around early laboratory testing of stool samples of children with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), his efforts to create a cross-regional network of labs, and his efforts to set up a large pioneering network of environmental surveillance sites in Egypt are innovations that today power the programme’s surveillance capacity. We know where the virus is, even in the absence of paralytic polio cases, largely thanks to his work.

In 1988, when Dr Humayun joined the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Pakistan’s capital city of Islamabad, polio was paralysing more than 1000 children worldwide every day and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) was just being set up.

Dr Humayun spotted an opportunity to stop the spread of poliovirus by tracking it – which meant identifying which children with AFP were infected with poliovirus and which children were experiencing paralysis for other reasons.

In 1991, Dr Humayun began to contact pediatricians and, later, vaccinators, to collect stool samples from children who presented with AFP to test them for poliovirus infection. In a nod to the doctors’ and vaccinators’ contribution, Dr Humayun shared the results immediately with the reporting individual, regardless of their location.

Click here to read more.

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Check out the Zones 28 & 32 group on Facebook (

Increasing Our Ability To Adapt

Several years ago, PDG Louisa Horne and I created a checklist to help club leaders consider their readiness to meet RI’s priorities (increase our impact, expand our reach, enhance participant engagement, increase our ability to adapt). Here are 5 questions from the checklist you can use to assess your club’s adaptability:

1. Do we have a variety of ways for members to be involved that match their ability to contribute?

2. Does our club try new things (activities, meeting formats, service projects) to enrich our members’ experiences?

3. Do we invite non-members to participate in our activities and do we respond positively to suggestions they make?

4. Is our club inclusive? Are we intolerant of inappropriate language, humour, and negative behaviour?

5. Does our club solicit feedback from our members, and do we change what isn’t working?

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Moderator, since July 2, 2022, of In The Zone - Rotary Zones 28 & 32 Idea-Sharing Group on Facebook

Service is good for our health, increasing self-esteem, empathy, and compassion. It can decrease blood pressure and stress levels.

People who serve tend to be healthier, live longer, have increased connectivity with others, reduced loneliness and enhanced relationships overall.

So, lets be thankful for our communities and the opportunity to serve. Its good for us!

(Douglas Logan, November 25, 2022)

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From Douglas Logan

The Beginnings of Rotary –

continued from last month

International Responsibilities of a Rotarian

As an international organization, Rotary offers each member unique opportunities and responsibilities, although each Rotarian has first responsibility to uphold the obligations of citizenship of his or her own country. Membership in Rotary enables Rotarians to take a somewhat unique view of international affairs.

In the early 1950s, A Rotary philosophy was adopted to describe how a Rotarian may think on a global basis. Here is what it said:

“A world-minded Rotarian

• looks beyond national patriotism and considers himself as sharing responsibility for the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace;

• resists any tendency to act in terms of national or racial superiority;

• seeks and develops common grounds for agreement with peoples of other lands;

• defends the rule of law and order to preserve the liberty of the individual so that he may enjoy freedom of thought, speech, and assembly, and freedom from persecution, aggression, want and fear;

• supports action directed toward improving standards of living for all peoples, realizing that poverty anywhere endangers prosperity everywhere;

• upholds the principles of justice for mankind;

• strives always to promote peace between nations and prepares to make personal sacrifices for that ideal;

• urges and practices a spirit of understanding of every other man’s beliefs as a step toward international goodwill, recognizing that there are certain basic moral and spiritual standards which will ensure a richer, fuller life.”

That is quite an assignment for any Rotarian to practice in thoughts and actions!

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Hierarchy of Rotary

Zone Level

“Around the globe, Rotary is divided into 34 geographic zones, which are grouped into pairs. Each Rotary International Director represents two of these “paired” zones, serving a two-year term on the Rotary Board of Directors.

“Zone coordinators – who specialize in areas such as membership, public image, The Rotary Foundation, and PolioPlus – provide opportunities for learning, networking, and skill development, among their peers in each District.

“Each year, they coordinate a Rotary Institute to bring together leaders from throughout our Districts for interactive, peer-based discussion sessions and presentations by world-class speakers. Zone education staff provide valuable training each year for our incoming District Governors.” (Source)

• Rotary clubs of District 6330 are in Zone 28.

• Our District 6330 has listed Rotary 59 clubs.

District Level

“Rotary international has more than 46,000 clubs worldwide, which are grouped into 529 districts for administrative purposes. The districts are further grouped into 34 zones. There are over 500 districts throughout the world, with a range of between 45-60 clubs each. Each district is led by a District Governor, who is assisted by other officers.” (Wikipedia)

The district is responsible for putting together the district conference and the district assembly. The district is made up of several committees that help the district governor organize and lead the Rotarians who belong to their district. Part of their responsibilities include dealing with Rotary International and any problems that might come up with an individual club.

The District Foundation Committee manages and distributes the district grants. The District is also responsible for training; they organize instruction in new membership and in membership retention, and also conduct leadership training. Furthermore, they are the liaison between the Rotary clubs, Rotary members, and Rotary International.

Local Rotary Club

The local Rotary club is where the rubber meets the road, so to speak, with regular meetings filled with interesting speakers, community service projects, vocational items of interest, fellowship, youth services and, of course, the Rotary Foundation.

There are currently over 34,500 Rotary clubs in the world in over 200 countries. The Rotary clubs of District 6330 just happen to be the best!

Main Source:

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Upcoming conventions

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The Rotary Foundation – the Engine that runs Rotary!


Your donation changes lives! and this information bears repeating…

There are numerous ways to support The Rotary Foundation.

Every amount contributed to The Rotary Foundation is spent in support of humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs, and their operations. Clubs and districts apply for and receive Foundation grants to carry out worthy projects worldwide.

Here are a few of the ways that your contribution can make a difference:

• $100 can buy textbooks for one elementary school in Zambia

• $5,000 can buy vaccine to immunize 10,000 children against polio

• $24,000 can buy an academic-year Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship

• $100,000 can buy funding for two to complete a two-year graduate program for a Rotary World Peace Fellow

Donate Online

When you donate online, you get to choose where your donations go. Support thousands of service projects our people of action are tackling around the world. Outright gifts can be made easily with The Rotary Foundation online contribution form.

This method expedites processing your tax receipt and Paul Harris Fellow recognition points. For online donations please visit

• Memorial or Tribute Donations: A gift to The Rotary Foundation is a meaningful way to honour a loved one.

• Recurring Donations: Rotary Direct allows you to help year-round by automatically giving each month, quarter, or year.

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Rotarians can get involved in various types of service –Club Service, Community Service, International Service, Vocational Service, New Generations (Youth) Service

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A list of Rotary's 7 areas of focus and a brief description of each:

1. Peacebuilding and conflict prevention: Rotary aims to address the root causes of conflict and promote sustainable peace through initiatives that support education and training, promote community dialogue, and build networks of peacebuilders.

2. Disease prevention and treatment: Rotary works to improve health outcomes and reduce the spread of disease through initiatives that promote immunization, provide access to clean water and sanitation, and support medical research.

3. Water and sanitation: Rotary aims to improve access to clean water and sanitation in underserved communities, through initiatives that promote infrastructure development, support education and training, and raise awareness about the importance of clean water and sanitation.

4. Maternal and child health: Rotary works to improve maternal and child health outcomes by supporting initiatives that provide access to prenatal and postnatal care, promote vaccination, and support nutrition and education programs for mothers and children.

5. Basic education and literacy: Rotary aims to improve access to education and literacy for children and adults, through initiatives that support teacher training, provide educational resources and materials, and promote community-based programs that increase literacy rates.

6. Economic and community development: Rotary works to support economic and community development initiatives that promote job creation, increase access to financial services, and support small business development and entrepreneurship.

7. Supporting the environment: Rotary aims to support environmental sustainability initiatives, through programs that promote conservation, improve access to clean energy, and support the development of sustainable agriculture and other eco-friendly practices.

Overall, Rotary's areas of focus represent some of the world's most pressing challenges, and reflect the organization's commitment to making a positive impact in local and global communities.

By supporting initiatives in these areas, Rotary is able to leverage its resources and expertise to address some of the most complex challenges facing the world today.

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Think of your friends, coworkers and family members who have a heart for service and would enjoy the fellowship, friendship, and service opportunities that Rotary offers.

Invite them to a meeting!

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Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring business and professional leaders together to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political and non-religious organization.

Rotarians can get involved in various types of service –

Club Service, Community Service, International Service, Vocational Service, New Generations Service

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Click the 4-way test above to hear the Four-Way Test by RC of Saskatoon Nutana

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION EREY – Every Rotarian Every Year

Our Every Rotarian, Every Year (EREY) initiative encourages all Rotary club members to contribute something each year to The Rotary Foundation. We hope that you can consider at least $100 USD every year to help us reach our goal to support the Rotary Foundation financially each year.

Sustaining member. One who contributes $100 USD every year is a Sustaining Member. With EREY, we encourage you to contribute an amount you can afford every year.


What is a Rotary Foundation Bequest Society Member?

Those who have made commitments for future gifts of $10,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation are invited to join the Bequest Society.

Donors may elect to receive various benefits and recognition pieces commemorating their commitment at each new recognition level, including pins, crystals, named funds, and special seating at the Rotary International Convention.

A bequest gift of at least $10,000 in your name to The Rotary Foundation creates a legacy of your generosity and compassion as you are helping many people live better lives around the world.

Today there are over 18,000 Bequest Society Members worldwide.

Will you join them by leaving a gift to Rotary in your estate? Contact the Rotary Foundation’s Planned Giving team

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When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever. In its place is something that you have left behind. Let it be something good.

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