Be liberal in TRF giving for a better world

Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, district governors across the globe worked through virtual sessions to raise $441 million last year. “The lesson from this is that Rotarians are willing to give more during tough times,” said  TRF Trustee Gulam Vahanvaty at the ‘Working with TRF’ session for DGEs at the Mahabs 21 institute.Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, district governors across the globe worked through virtual sessions to raise $441 million last year. “The lesson from this is that Rotarians are willing to give more during tough times,” said TRF Trustee Gulam Vahanvaty at the ‘Working with TRF’ session for DGEs at the Mahabs 21 institute.

TRF Trustee Gulam Vahanvaty
TRF Trustee Gulam Vahanvaty

Congratulating RID 3141 for surpassing the rest of the districts in giving to TRF, he said “not only is RID 3141 on top of the list but six other districts (3131, 3232, 3190, 3201, 3060 and 3011) are in the top 50 giving RI districts.” Using a term from his favourite sport polo, Vahanvaty said, “India is No 2, after the US, by a short head in giving.” Reminding the DGEs that “we could witness the beginning of the end of polio”, he said that contributing to the End Polio Programme will help ­eradicate the disease from the earth. “Today, polio exists in only two countries and we are on the path to a polio-free world. So do give generously to our Annual and Polio Funds.”

Vahanvaty thanked the “selfless gesture” of Rotarians who are donating for a better world, and were the reason for a consistent 4-star rating for TRF by Charity Navigator.  TRF funded community projects, sometimes in partnership with other stakeholders such as the WHO, UNICEF, the Centers for Disease Control, US, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “During any moment in a day, thousands of Rotarians volunteer their time and effort to ensure that all contributions given to TRF are spent wisely and on quality Rotary projects that are changing countless lives,” he added.

One comment on “Be liberal in TRF giving for a better world

  • Jan 08 2022 at 6:56 pm
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    The model of Rotary’s TRF is indeed special and is truly meant to uplift the community. I have been a beneficiary myself through the GSE programme, a world-class experience.

    • Rotary Club : Rotary Club of Deonar, RID 3141
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