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The Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom receives gift of £1.25 million from accomplished pianist and teacher

Helen Ruddock of Suffolk, England, promoted the goals and values of Rotary through her leadership, service, and integrity. Helen Ruddock of Suffolk, England bequeathed a generous donation of £1.25 million to The Rotary Foundation. Having passed away in 2015 at the age of 96, and although not a Rotarian herself, Mrs Ruddock had a passion for improving the lives of others. Her introduction to Rotary and The Rotary Foundation was made by a close friend, who was a member of the Rotary Club of Halstead for a number of years. Complying with Mrs Ruddock's wishes, the spendable earnings from...

Rotary to premiere latest virtual reality film

Following the success of its first virtual reality film, released in October, Rotary is working with Google's virtual reality team to offer an experience that showcases the impact of compassion to a global audience. We're producing a three-minute virtual reality film that emphasizes the two themes of polio and peace, and how Rotary's work to eradicate the disease is increasing stability across the world. We'll premiere the film on 13 June during the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It will be widely released in time for World Polio Day on 24 October. We invite...

Rotary Support Center certified as Center of Excellence

The Rotary Support Center has earned BenchmarkPortal's certification as a Center of Excellence, a noted designation in the customer service and support industry. The certification puts Rotary's Support Center in the top 10 percent of industry peers that requested evaluation by BenchmarkPortal. The Rotary Support Center received nearly 50,000 phone calls and 84,000 email requests for help last year. "I am so proud and happy to have such a great team who continue to reach higher levels of performance and break new records and exceed the goals," says Howard Henry, Support Center manager. "This...

Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade

When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...

Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure

At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...

District Grant Awards

District Grants give Rotarians freedom in determining how to best spend funds donated to The Rotary Foundation in their district. Each Rotary year, districts may apply for one district grant, which can be used to support one or more projects, based on that district's interests and needs.

Click here to see a list of 2015-16 District Grant Awards

The Rotary Foundation District Chair 2016-17: PDG Beth Stubbs     

District Governor 2016-2017 Fred Heitman

2015 District 6780 Grant Award Pics - here are a few examples of the projects 6780 clubs are doing:

 

Chatt Bfst Grant

Chattanooga Breakfast -  latrines in remote, mountain areas of Haiti

Chattanooga Grant

Chattanooga - building a Miracle Field park for physically and mentally disabled kids

 

McMinnville Bfast Grant

McMinnville Breakfast - Purchased new walk in coolers to feed Kids in the Community. The new cooler/freezer allowed for bulk purchasing and serving more children.

Morristown Grant

Morristown - built "Rotary Place", a new playground in project housing development

 Livingston -  Distribute and read "Andy and Elmer's Apple Dumpling Adventure" to 400 third graders in Overton County schools

Knoxville Breakfast - Upgrade outdated studio & broadcast equipment for Bluegrass Elementary School

Bradley Sunrise -  Provide safe drinking water for 110 families and one elementary school in Portillo-Gonzales, Honduras

Sevierville-Sunrise  -  Replace outdated pulmonary function equipment in the Mountain of Hope Good Shepherd Clinic, serving 20,000 medically uninsured patients

Jefferson City - Renovate Boys & Girls Clubs of Dumplin Valley, replacing playground equipment, painting and providing school supplies