International Service 101 Getting Your Club Started on Rotary’s 4th Avenue of Service Ron Kelemen, Chair Stew Martin, ex-ViceChair District 5100 International Service Committee Our Goal: Every club participates in at least one matching grant or International Service activity 2011-2012 District 5100 Participation in International MG and DSG Projects 42 clubs* 19 projects 13 countries 4 continents *16 clubs did more than one project But more importantly, Thousands of lives saved Thousands drink clean water, have toilets Hundreds of school children have books and uniforms Many business start-ups from micro loans Thousands of mosquito nets And Much more! Rotary Areas of Focus 1. Peace and conflict prevention/resolution 2. Disease prevention and treatment 3. Water and sanitation 4. Maternal and child health 5. Basic education and literacy 6. Economic and community development Four Ways to Fund Projects 1. Int’l Service Activity or Direct Donation 2. District Simplified Grant 3. Up to $2,000 District 5100 Match per club Matching Grant 4. Shelter Box, Red Cross, etc. $12,000 to $65,000 project size $5,000 - $25,000 RI Match, + District match) Foundations, Corporations, NGOs 2. District Simplified Grant Up to $2,000 per club can be matched by DSG funds, while still available. Very simple application; quick approval Can be used for a variety of local and international projects Tends to go faster Clubs can join together, multi-club DSG DSG Example RC Salem Sunset puts up $1,000 for a project District matches it $1,000 Total: $2,000 RC Salem Sunset puts up $1,000; gets three other clubs to contribute $1,000 to same project. District Match $4,000 Total $8,000 1:1 Leverage with DSG Amounts are good for small projects 3. Matching Grants—The Power of 3.5:1 Leverage to Help More People $3.50 to $1.00 TRF Matches District: 1:1 Now: $2.50 District Match 1:1 District 5100 has $100,00$170,000 available each year! Now: $1.50 TRF Matches Club 1:2 Start with Club money: $1 Sample Matching Grant— $49,000 Heart Surgery Project in India Entity Clubs District TRF Totals RC Bangalore Indraninagar $6,000 $6,000 $9,000 $21,000 RC Salem $3,000 $3,000 $4,500 $10,500 Other D5100 Clubs $5,000 $ 5,000 $7,500 $17,500 $14,000 $14,000 $21,000 $49,000 Totals Four Other Reasons to Do a Matching Grant Builds good will and friendships 1. – 2. 3. 4. Here and abroad Travel opportunities Learn about another country, culture Best of all, through the power of Rotary: You can do what you couldn’t Do on your own! What Can You Fund with a Matching Grant (or DSG)? Secular, non religious activities Water and sanitation systems Infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.) Books, furnishings, school uniforms, tuition Vaccines, medical supplies, and equipment Maternal and prenatal health care & education Microcredit & revolving loan funds Humanitarian supplies and services What you Cannot Fund with a Matching Grant (or DSG) Projects without the sponsorship and oversight of a local Rotary Club. Trust Funds and Endowments Most buildings or renovations where people live or work Water & electricity inside buildings Land mine removal Projects already under way, or reimbursement Donations to other organizations Projects that support religious organizations and activities in places of worship Some Basic Expectations Active Rotarian participation and oversight Maintain communication for life of the project Establish a committee of at least three Rotarians to oversee the project Treat grant funds as a sacred trust Maintain clear and accurate accounting Publicizing the project to local media and clubs in the district Interim and Final Reports A Few Other Things… Rotary’s Future Vision Plan – Pilot vs. Non-Pilot Districts – Rotary asks you to think bigger, collaborate with other clubs and districts, be involved in Rotary programs that provide sustainability - not just "do a project" then leave. D 5100 is a non-pilot district Club Certification & Training in F.V. – in 20122013. Don’t let these get in the way … plan NOW to join in or sponsor a project.