An Opportunity is waiting. A champion is needed to communicate with clubs and generate support for fundraising efforts and events across our District. This leadership opportunity will grow the work of The Rotary Foundation across our District.  

This role is for the year July 2017 to 2018. If you are interested in making a difference for the children across the world get in touch with Trish , and we will discuss ideas together.


Nearly all clubs have given to the Annual Fund for Rotary this year. Currently our total of giving is at $113,461 with more funds yet to be credited to the account. Thanks for the commitment which will benefit many communities across the world including our own.

Thanks also to the efforts of all those who have already given to Polio. Clubs have given a total of $16,812 and I know there are more clubs to contribute. The District has given $10,000 from our World Fund (DDF funding) to Polio.


Message from The RI Foundation Chair

As we near the end of our yearlong celebration of The Rotary Foundation's 100th anniversary, let's stop to think about what the world would be like if Rotarians had never created an endowment fund for doing good in the world. I think we can say for certain that without Rotary's historic PolioPlus program, the world would not be on the verge of eradicating polio.

Although public health officials and governments would have carried out routine vaccination efforts, it was Rotary's leadership and support that provided the impetus to move beyond containment of the virus to global eradication. And let's consider the other diseases our Foundation grant projects have prevented and treated by providing access to health care, clean water, and adequate sanitation. Malaria, cholera, HIV/AIDS, Guinea worm – the list goes on and on. How many thousands of people have avoided suffering and even death because Rotarians carried out projects? Without the Foundation, many more people would have remained illiterate and many others would not have the vocational skills needed to earn a living and provide for their families.

And then there is our quest for peace. In 2002, the first peace fellows started class at the Rotary Peace Centers. Today, hundreds of our graduates are using their skills to prevent and mediate conflict and help those whose lives have been devastated by war. In villages around the world, you see hundreds of signs identifying Rotary Foundation projects. They stand beside water wells and are affixed to clinics and schools. When I see one of these signs, I feel proud to be a Rotarian and I think, "My contributions helped make this happen."

Let's never forget that behind every one of these signs is a story of the people whose lives have been touched and perhaps even saved. It is their stories that demonstrate conclusively how much better the world is because The Rotary Foundation exists.

What’s Happening in our District

The role of the Assistant Rotary Regional Coordinator for The Rotary Foundation for Districts 9980, 9970 and 9940 has been the responsibility of PDG Trish Boyle for the last three years. This role finishes on June 30 and I am pleased to inform you that this will be taken over by PDG Karen Purdue. I am sure she will do an excellent job.


District Grants

A reminder that Expressions of Interest re funding from the District Grants need to be sent to Tania Lowery, District Grant Administrator by June 30 so start identifying the needs in communities that could be supported by these.  .


Global Grants

At the last Foundation Meeting in April the following Global Grants were discussed and approved

Current state of projects(with projected support)

  1. Mongolia – ready to be developed ($15000 - possibly next Rotary Year) – needs to be agreed to by Club

  2. Uganda – ready to be signed off ($15000)

  3. Samoa – ready to be developed and modified to a VTT team(15,000 – possibly next Rotary Year)

  4. Polio Plus $10000 – for this Rotary year

  5. Tavenui EyeProject- working with District 9920 ($ 5000 – next year)

  6. Vanuatu – possible project for Taeiri Club (in planning stages


Club Foundation Chairs 2017-2018

Could all clubs let me know who their Foundation Chairs are for 2017-2018. If there is no change please let me know. At this stage I have confirmation from Invercargill East, Invercargill North, Cromwell


Atlanta 2017

The Rotary Covention for 2017 is due to start any day now in Atlanta. There will be great celebrations as the 100 year Centennial of the Rotary Foundation comes to a conclusion. Follow the stories on
Bill Gates is scheduled to speak. Read what his message is about the final push for the elimination for Polio


A gift to The Rotary Foundation allows Rotary to improve communities at home and around the world by strengthening peace efforts, providing clean water and sanitation, supporting education, growing local economies, saving mothers and children, and fighting disease.
You can choose to make a one-time gift, or enroll in Rotary Direct, Rotary's recurring giving program, to support the Rotary Foundation’s efforts year round.
The Rotary Foundation recognises donors to express its gratitude for your commitment and offers individual and club recognitions, as well as naming recognitions that let you honour a friend or family member with a named or endowed gift.
Individual recognitions levels are detailed below:

Centurion member

When you give NZ$100 per year for as long as that level of donation can be made. Members receive a Rotary Centurion lapel pin.

Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member

When you give US$100 or more per year to the Annual Fund.


When you include the Endowment Fund as a beneficiary in your estate plans or when you donate US$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 US$1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. To recognise someone else as a Paul Harris Fellow, you can give that amount in their name. You are recognised as a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow with each additional gift of US$1,000.

Paul Harris Society member

When you give US$1,000 or more annually for as long as that level of donation can be made. Donations can be made to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. Members receive a certificate and insignia to wear with a Paul Harris Fellow pin.

Bequest Society member

When you give US$10,000 or more via your estate plans. All society members receive recognition from the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, and donors can choose to receive an engraved crystal recognition piece and a Bequest Society pin.

Major Donor

When your cumulative donations reach US$10,000. You can choose to receive a crystal recognition piece and a Major Donor lapel pin or pendant.

Arch Klumph Society

When your cumulative giving reaches US$250,000. You will be invited to an induction ceremony at the Rotary International headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA and your picture and biography will be included in the Arch C. Klumph Society interactive gallery. You will also receive invitations to society events, along with membership pins and crystals that commemorate giving at various levels.
Information on donating to The Rotary Foundation is available at:
If you would like further information or payment forms relating to any of the individual recognition levels detailed above, please contact:
PDG Trish Boyle
District Rotary Foundation Director
Mobile: 027 333 1339    
Pauline Dore
Responsible for Personal Giving
Mobile: 027 226 8456
PDG Andrew Meek (Bequests)