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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,
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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
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Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
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Disease prevention and treatment
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Water and sanitation
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Maternal and child health
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Basic education and literacy
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Economic and community development
Four Ways to Fund Projects
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Int’l Service Activity or Direct Donation
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District Simplified Grant
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Up to $2,000 District 5100 Match per club
Matching Grant
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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
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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
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RC Salem Sunset
puts up $1,000 for a
project
District matches it
$1,000
Total: $2,000
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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
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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)?
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Secular, non religious activities
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Water and sanitation systems
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Infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.)
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Books, furnishings, school uniforms, tuition
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Vaccines, medical supplies, and equipment
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Maternal and prenatal health care & education
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Microcredit & revolving loan funds
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Humanitarian supplies and services
What you Cannot Fund with a Matching
Grant (or DSG)
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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
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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…
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Rotary’s Future Vision Plan
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Pilot vs. Non-Pilot Districts
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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.

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