Message from the chair – April 2015

Kenny-John

New grant model

When the new grant model for The Rotary Foundation was ­introduced under the Future Vision Plan, the Trustees decided that it should be reviewed in the 2015–16 Rotary year so that your ­experiences could help make our ­processes as effective as possible.

The Trustees recognise that grants involve many participants who may have different expectations, so I have appointed an independent committee of four past RI presidents to ensure that all views will be considered, and to ensure confidentiality to anyone who may want it.

The committee would like to hear about your experiences with the areas of focus and district and global grants, and to seek your ideas for any improvements that could make our Rotary Foundation the best possible. It comprises myself and Past RI Presidents Kalyan Banerjee, Ray Klinginsmith and Bill Boyd, who will serve as chair. We welcome your ­suggestions, which you can email to futurevisionbillboyd@outlook.com.

We will read and analyse your ideas and meet at the Rotary ­International ­Convention in São Paulo, Brazil, to decide on any items that should be given to the Trustees Programmes Committee. That committee will undertake the ­necessary surveys to ensure we are reflecting the opinions of every Rotary member, and will report back to us at the January 2016 International Assembly. We intend to make our recommendations at the April 2016 meeting of the Trustees.

We seek your support to ensure that our Rotary Foundation continues to do good in the world in the best possible way.

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John Kenny
Foundation Trustee Chair

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