Ni hao, Rotarians!
We have some very good news that I want to discuss with you. The number of Rotary global grant requests is exploding. Rotarians are seeing the amazing impact of our grants, and they want to harness the power of global grants to take on ambitious projects.
One crucial aspect of our global grants is the emphasis on sustainability when planning a project. When we come together to tackle an issue, we do not just drop off a cheque and leave. We change lives. We bring sustainable solutions. The growth in the number of applications for global grants shows Rotarians’ dedication to service. But to fund more global grants, we need to keep The Rotary Foundation growing.
We have to also consider how best to support Rotarians’ desire to provide relief in the face of disasters. Through our disaster response programme, clubs can get grants from a new fund when a disaster strikes — but only if you fund it. We can help our fellow Rotarians rebuild quickly, but we need you to step up.
And we are so close to ending polio forever. All of us have done great things in our lives. But the donation that funds those final drops that rid the world of polio forever will be the greatest.
There is a saying, “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” So open your heart and give to your Foundation. It may be the most important thing that you ever do.
Donate today, then drop by my Facebook page and tell everyone just how good giving made you feel. Let’s connect and change the world together.
Gary C K Huang
Foundation Trustee Chair