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Minutes: The One with the Foundation (09/19/2012)

September 24, 2012

Invocation:  Janet Napier
Flag Salute:  Fred Gaeden
Raffle:  Steve Kally offered a Trader Joe’s basket and movie tickets. Scott Burns won the raffle.

Visiting Rotarians:  None
Guests:  Barbara and Shannon, relatives of Richard Redmond, Kimberly Cooley from the Girls Scouts.


  • Future Vision: Future Visions is a new grant program that kicks off in 2013-2014. District grants need to be submitted between January and March of next year.  President-Elect Betsy Munroe will need to organize her board earlier than previous years.
  • Club Member Dennis Johns, our resident sailor, is now in the American Samoa area.
  • Fiddlers Convention:  Posters will be ready soon. Grant funds have been received. New club members have become engaged in the event.  Supplies are needed, and Bill Boyd will send out a message about what is needed.
  • The District Conference is just around the corner. Information is available in past Blogle posts or at the District 5240 website.
  • GSE Team: The team will be here in Santa Barbara after the District Conference. Save the date of Monday night, October 1, for the GSE reception. Volunteers are needed for the reception. Contact Amy Clemens.
  • Rotary Lunch Lottery: Chris and Ken reported.
  • Lucille Ramirez received her blue badge.
  • Thursday night rendezvous returns to Cafe Stella on Sept. 20.

Program: Jody Dolan Holehouse presents “Let’s make a difference!  — Your role in Rotary’s Foundations”

  • Karin Napel is the Rotary Foundation representative.
  • Jody Dolan Holehouse and Janet Napier are presenting this morning.
  • The two questions for Foundations are: How do you raise the money? How do you spend the money?
  • The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is administered out of Chicago. The money from this foundation goes to matching grants/global grants, District grants, and Rotary Peace Fellows. This includes the eradication of Polio.
  • The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise Foundation is administered locally out of our club. The money goes to community organization grants, RYLA, Camp Whittier, Elings Park, El Puente and a new dental project.
  • Our local foundation has a local community service focus and an international focus. A recent international project is the Kenya Water Project, which will provide clean water for a few hundred families.
  • We will be collaborating with other clubs to do larger projects and have a greater impact. Through Future Vision, we will need to build a bigger pocketbook to apply for these grants.
  • Make a difference by volunteering at fundraising events, talk about Rotary, participate in community and international projects, and make annual rotary contributions.
  • The Paul Harris Fellow honor is for each Rotarian who contributes $1,000 or in whose name $1,000 is contributed.
  • Benefactor is for gifts in an estate fund or permanent fund over $1,000.  $10,000 in estate planning becomes a bequest society members. We have a number of Bequest Society members in our club.
  • Major donors give above more than $10,000 and it can be given in multiple ways.
  • It is all about service above self.

Submitted by Susan Klein-Rothschild. Thank you!

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