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PAN requirement for RF(I) contributionsPAN requirement for RF(I) contributions

Effective April 1, 2020, it is mandatory to provide PAN numbers for all contributions made online/offline towards RF(I), irrespective of value or the donor’s intention to claim tax exemption under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961. Contributions received without PAN details will not be processed by RI South Asia Office.

Rotary’s privacy and security policy for personal data

Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation (individually and collectively, “Rotary”) have adopted the Privacy Policy (“Policy”) governing collection, access and retention to personal data. Maintaining the privacy and security of personal data is of the utmost importance to Rotary.

The purpose of this policy is to:

  • define what constitutes personal data for the purposes of this policy
  • establish the various classifications of data based upon its sensitivity
  • establish minimum requirements for collecting, accessing, sharing and storing personal data
  • establish the process for reporting a personal data security breach
  • identify who is responsible for protecting personal data


This policy applies to Rotary employees, contractors, vendors, contingent workers, volunteers, officers, consultants, and other parties who have or are granted access to personal data. It is the responsibility of all to help maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and security of personal data. Those with access to this data are expected to be familiar with and comply with this policy. More information on Rotary’s privacy policy can be found at

2019–20 Foundation banners

Foundation banners for Rotary Year 2019–20 and “End Polio Now” certificates will be shipped to district governors by late October to early November from RI headquarters for distribution to eligible clubs.

List of winning clubs will be included in the shipments to district governors.

New leadership development courses now available in Rotary’s Learning Center

As part of Rotary International’s alliance with Toastmasters, two courses in the new leadership and communication series are now available in the Learning Center ( and focus on building skills and tactics required towards public speaking. These courses are:

Develop a speech — Learn how to organise a speech that leaves a ­lasting impression on your audience.

Deliver a speech — Explore and practise the effect your voice and body language can have when giving a speech.

These courses, developed by Toastmasters International, include assignments to help put new skills into practice and peer evaluations to help grow through collaboration. Rotary members are encouraged to take these courses. Also, watch a video available at en/toastmasters-alliance to learn more about alliance between Rotary and Toastmasters.

Show how your Interact club takes action

This is a great opportunity to share how your Interact club members are taking action across the globe, in your community and in yourselves in the 2020 Interact Awards.  Interact clubs are invited to submit a video, photos, and/or an essay showcasing their club’s service projects or leadership development activities.

Submit your nomination by December 1, 2020, for a chance to be named “Best Video,” “Best Photo,” or “Best Essay” and receive funds to support your Interact club’s next project. Comprehensive details available through


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