The Rotary Foundation turns 100
in 2016-17. And that’s definitely
something worth celebrating.
To help you get the most out of the
centennial year, we’ve launched a
Rotary Foundation Centennial
website, featuring the information
you need to plan your own event, to
promote The Rotary Foundation’s
anniversary in your club and
community, and to brush up on
Check out these features:
creation of The Rotary
See an archival video clip of the
1917 Rotary Convention in Atlanta,
where the idea for an endowment
fund was first proposed. Hear
1979-80 RI President James L.
Bomar Jr. describe giving drops of
the oral polio vaccine to a young
girl in the Philippines. And listen
as early scholarship recipients
describe how Rotary changed
Visit the timeline often to
build up your knowledge of the
Foundation’s rich history and
become the talk of your club.
If you need an idea for
your celebration, you’ll
find inspiration in our sample list,
which includes suggestions such
as coordinating a community
scavenger hunt with members of
Rotaract or Interact or holding a
rubber duck race on a river through
town. Find tools for planning an
event your club will remember for
the next hundred years!
You’ll also find a list of events already
planned throughout the year.
WAYS TO SPREAD
The resources page
is your go-to spot for
help promoting the centennial.
Watch and share the promotional
video. Download the centennial
logo and guidelines and the
centennial promotion kit, which
features a flier, sample press
release, PowerPoint presentation,
postcards, and more.
We’ve also lined up a “speakers
bureau” of experts who can come to
your event and dazzle your audience
with their Foundation knowledge.
Download the list (PDF).
YOUR SOURCE FOR
CELEBRATING THE CENTENNIAL
YOU CAN ALSO:
Read about some of the donors who make the Foundation’s
Check progress toward our $300 million fundraising goal
See who’s taking part in 100 Acts of Doing Good
CHECK OUT THE CENTENNIAL