Important Information from the District

See below for important dates relating to Rotary Foundation training and recognition:  


January 8, 2016:  GRANT MANAGEMENT TRAINING - Victoria Country Club  Victoria, Texas 6pm to 9pm




January 23, 2016: ROTARY FOUNDATION 2015-2016 DINNER- - Double Tree Hotel McAllen, Texas


February 25-28, 2016: LONE STAR PETS 2016 - Grant Management Certification Training


  • Saturday April 2, 2016: Texas A&M Kingsville, Student Union
  • 8am - 12:00pm: ROTARY FOUNDATION Grant Certification Training
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm: Rotary Foundation Awards Luncheon

April 22, 2016: La Posada Hotel, Laredo, District Assembly, Grants Management Training


April 22-24, 2016: District Conference, La Posada Hotel, Laredo



The Rotary Foundation 2014 Major Donor Video

Why are Rotarians in over 200 countries and geographical areas focusing on the Rotary Foundation this month?
The short answer is: because it’s time to give to the Foundation so the Foundation can give back to us.
But wait! Most people join Rotary to meet people and volunteer in their own communities. Who needs a Foundation to do that?  WE DO, so we can make positive, lasting changes in our communities and the world.
The Rotary Foundation funds international activities such as Rotary International’s partnership with the WHO, UNICEF, the CDC and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to eradicate polio. In 1988, polio existed in 125 of 196 (64%) of the countries in the world. Today, there are 3 Endemic countries left and 2.5 Billion children have been immunized against polio.  c from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Rotary clubs worldwide have contributed over $1.2 billion to end polio. That happened because Rotarians gave to the Rotary Foundation.
The Rotary Foundation works on the local level as well. Each club may apply for a Foundation grant to support their own humanitarian projects, scholarships and training. We give to the Foundation so that all clubs may benefit.
The Rotary Foundation does not spend money to make money. Donations are invested for three years and then disbursed to programs and grants. A portion of the interest income pays for promoting and managing the Foundation. All – 100% – of the donations made by Rotarians goes to projects, scholarships and training.
Why are we focusing on giving to the Rotary Foundation in November? 
Because now is the time to make a positive difference that will last for years.
See your club president, foundation chair, or our District Foundation Chair, Andy Hagan, to become a part of that difference today.
Rotary Foundation Month 2015 PowerPoint Presentation


Rotary brings together people like you — from all walks of life — who want to use their expertise for good. People whose sense of responsibility inspires them to give back to their communities.   At Rotary, we connect for good — and form lifelong friendships in the process.
Together, we work as Rotarians to…
  • Construct Playgrounds
  • Feed the Hungry
  • Honor our Veterans
  • Build Dog Parks
  • Clothe Mothers and Children
  • Fight to End Polio
  • Beautify our Parks
  • Teach Children How to Read
  • Provide Access to Homes
  • Promote Adoption Awareness
  • Give Humanitarian Relief
  • Educate the Next Generation through Leadership Programs
Rotary makes a significant difference in the lives of the people we touch.  And, we all have full time jobs!
With 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs worldwide, our global community’s impact has never been greater —and it continues to grow.
Have you thought about joining Rotary? 
Belonging to a Rotary club provides members with an opportunity to give back to their communities and to connect with like-minded leaders and friends.
People join Rotary for many reasons, including community involvement, personal development, professional networking, and camaraderie. But perhaps the most important benefit is the satisfaction you gain from making a real difference in your community and in the world.
We need your help!  Your community needs your help!   Now is the time!  Join Rotary Today!  


Ready for 2015-2016 ??

Hopefully these tasks and activities have been completed to start the next Rotary year.

  • Presidents, Officers and Directors appointed, elected and installed.
  • Presidents, Officers and Directors entered into the district website, so they can receive the notices and information from the district and RI. This is a function available to the current officers (may also be the 2013-2014 officers if you didn't do this before June 30, 2014) by logging into the district website at If your club has ClubRunner, then entering the information there will allow the names to migrate to the district. If you enter the information at RI through My Rotary, it will NOT migrate down.
If these tasks were not completed prior to June 30, your club may not have access to any of the services provided by ClubRunner, the District and Rotary International. Your President and Secretary will need access at some point during the year. Contact your Assistant District Governor for assistance. Not sure who that is - check out the District Organization Chart.

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