OUR FOUNDATION DID YOU KNOW?
Use Rotary Direct for simple, safe donations
Contributions made to
The Rotary Foundation fund
thousands of humanitarian
projects in communities
worldwide every year. Since
2011, Rotary Direct has given
Rotarians and friends an easy,
secure way to contribute that also
reduces administrative costs, so
more money can go to these lifesaving efforts.
With the Rotary Direct online
tool, you can set up an automatic
recurring contribution, selecting
monthly, quarterly, or annual
payments. Recurring gifts that
go to the Annual Fund, the main
funding source for Foundation
activities, support Rotary’s
Since the launch of Rotary
Direct in 2011, the number of
recurring donors has doubled to
nearly 8,000, representing more
than 80 countries and regions
contributing in 13 currencies.
“Rotary Direct allows club
members to save time, money,
and lives,” says Brian King,
manager of Annual Giving.
“Contributions go directly to
The Rotary Foundation, reducing
paper, postage, and bank fees
— and work for club officers,”
he says. “Enrolling once in
Rotary Direct allows you to give
continuous support in a secure
and cost-effective way, meaning
lower administrative costs for
Rotary and more money for
Although many Foundation
donors are still writing checks, a
growing number are contributing
online. Tom Bowman, of the
Rotary Club of Leesburg-Daybreak, Virginia, USA, began
giving through Rotary Direct
as an easy way to qualify for
the Paul Harris Society.
His monthly donation totals
US$1,000, the minimum required.
“I like to put as many things as
possible on autopilot,” he says.
“The convenience of Rotary
Direct is a selling point for me.”
Enroll in Rotary Direct
Learn more about giving
THREE GOOD REASONS TO ENROLL IN ROTARY DIRECT:
With Rotary Direct, you
never need to remember to
donate. Scheduled giving
is especially helpful for
Rotarians who are working
toward donor recognitions.
These donations also count
toward club recognition
By giving online, donors are
provided with receipts in
the local currency, helping
avoid foreign transaction
fees. And donors can receive
tax advantages where
the law allows. Online
donations are also the most
secure way to contribute to
The Rotary Foundation.
Online giving helps the
Foundation make the most
of your donation by saving
money on check processing
and administrative fees.
Rotarians publish more than 30
independent regional magazines.
They’re distributed in more than
130 countries and published in 24
languages. For Magazine Month
in April, check out the latest news online or request sample copies
by emailing email@example.com. You can also visit rotary.org for a
demonstration of The Rotarian’s multimedia digital edition.
March is Literacy Month. Mark this important Rotary observance by
getting the latest on upcoming webinars and new resources at rotary.org.
Check out these resources on basic literacy and education, one of the six
areas of focus.
Rotary’s Areas of Focus guide
Areas of Focus statements of purpose and goals
Areas of Focus staff contact sheet
Win one of two US$2,500 cash prizes for a literacy project that your club
creates with the International Reading Association. Apply by 15 June.
The IRA will present the awards, provided by the Pearson Foundation,
at the International Literacy Day celebration in Washington, D.C.,
on 8 September 2014.
Make it easy for guests and prospective members to find your club
meeting by ensuring that your meeting location is available and correct
in Rotary’s Club Locator. Any club without a proper postal address in
RI’s databases won’t appear in the Club Finder app. Club officers can
also make updates in My Rotary.
Catch up on the five-part Lifecycle of a Service
Project webinar series. All installments are
recorded and available for viewing and sharing in
several languages. Watch the first three on demand
and register for the next two. Space is limited to