Foundation Meeting in 5420

 

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Foundation training for Rotary Club Presidents-Elect will occur at the President-Elect Training Seminar as announced by the District Governor-Elect.

 

Foundation training for Rotarian's with specific foundation assignments and any Rotarian's who wish to increase their knowledge and skill with foundation work will occur at District Assemblies as announced by the District Governor-Elect.

 

On occasion and per the need, foundation training meetings may be scheduled in cluster groups or by attendance at a Go To Meeting.

 

 

District 5420 Foundation Committee Meeting Minutes

June 24, 2015, Noon,  Go To Meeting

 


Attendance: Bruce Powell, Errol EerNisse, John Bennion, Kris Swanson, Jerry Summerhays, Tom Powell, Mohamed Sbai, Celine Browning, Brett Sutherland, Mike Deputy, Mohamed Knidiri

 

1.   Members of the district foundation committee were joined by the Salt Lake Rotary Club President Mike Deputy and Salt Lake Rotary Club members Mohamed Sbai, Celine Browning and Brett Sutherland for the specific purpose of interviewing Peace Fellow applicant Dr. Mohamed Knidiri, who joined the meeting from Morocco.    The Salt Lake Rotary Club is responsible for submitting Dr. Knidiri's application.

2.   Members of the district foundation committee first asked Dr. Knidiri several questions, after which the Salt Lake Rotarian's were invited to ask questions, all of which Dr. Knidiri answere extremely well.

There followed a moment for Dr. Knidiri to make a final comment on his qualifications, preparedness and desire to become a Peace Fellow.  Dr. Knidiri was then invited to leave the meeting.

3.   The discussion that followed concerning the qualifications and excellence of Dr. Knidiri's ability to be a Peace Fellow was nothing more that outstanding in every way.  Everyone felt that Dr. Knidiri was an extremely fine man qualified in every way to fulfill a responsibility as a Peace Fellow.  All felt that he was in a position to be an excellent, more than capable Peace Fellow.  Dr. Knidiri application was unanimously approved.

4.   The Salt Lake Rotarian's and foundation committee member Jerry Summerhays were assigned to follow through with the application details and submission to The Rotary Foundation.

5.   Kris Swanson gave an update concerning the status of district grants for this Rotary year and applications for the next year.  The District Grant Status as of this morning was: There are 32 completely closed grants for 2014-15! Six more have been submitted but are incomplete due to lack of detail or receipts.  Two clubs have not filed their reports: Mt. Timpanogos and Valley West.

Of the Puerto Penasco reports, all are complete except four: Heber Valley, Monticello, Murray and Moab. Kris has forms for the last three, but no receipts. Fifteen Clubs have applied for 21 grants for 2015-16 thus far.

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Tom Powell

District Foundation Chair

 

District 5420 Foundation Committee Meeting Minutes

June 24, 2015, 6:00 PM,  Joy Luck Restaurant

 


Attendance: Bruce Powell, Errol EerNisse, John Bennion, Shirlene Bastar, Jerry Summerhays, Monte Egget, Ken Kennedy, Tim Nicolaysen, Tom Powell, Governor Mike Wells, PDG Kelly Atkinson, Mohamed Sbai, Celine Browning, Brett Sutherland, Dr. Keith Martin

 

1.   Members of the district foundation committee were joined by members of the  Salt Lake Rotary Club Mohamed Sbai, Celine Browning and Brett Sutherland for the specific purpose of interviewing Peace Fellow applicant Dr. Keith Martin.   The Salt Lake Rotary Club is responsible for submitting Dr. Martin's Peace Fellow application.

2.   Members of the district foundation committee and foundation specialists first asked Dr. Martin several questions, after which the Salt Lake Rotarian's were invited to ask questions, all of which Dr. Martin answered.

There followed a moment for Dr. Martin to make a final comment on his qualifications, preparedness and desire to become a Peace Fellow.  Although Dr. Martin has a desire and feels very well qualified to  become a Peace Fellow, he did reveal that his wife may have some health problems that would negate his ability to serve as a Peace Fellow this next year.  Dr. Martin was then invited to leave the meeting.

3.   The discussion that followed concerning the qualifications and excellence of Dr. Martin's ability to be a Peace Fellow was positive and that if his wife's health did not prevent the submission of his application that the committee would do so.

4.   The Salt Lake Rotarian's and foundation committee member Jerry Summerhays were assigned to follow through with the application details and submission to The Rotary Foundation.

5.   Kris Swanson sent an update concerning the status of district grants for this Rotary year and applications for the next year.  The District Grant Status as of this morning was: There are 32 completely closed grants for 2014-15! Six more have been submitted but are incomplete due to lack of detail or receipts.  Two clubs have not filed their reports: Mt. Timpanogos and Valley West.

Of the Puerto Penasco reports, all are complete except four: Heber Valley, Monticello, Murray and Moab. Kris has forms for the last three, but no receipts. Fifteen Clubs have applied for 21 grants for 2015-16 thus far.

6.   Errol gave the latest Foundation Status for the district which is: Annual Fund contributions to date are $134.87, compared to the final number last Rotary Year of $152.05 (leaving out the special $87,000 Paul Harris Society Match of that year).  The following clubs have not turned in any Annual Fund money yet: Blanding, Midvale, Monticello, Mt. Ogden.  The following clubs have turned in less than $25/member: Centerville-farmington, Lehi, Millcreek, Moab, Northern Wasatch, Richfield.  As a District we reached the $32/member Polio Plus goal, but many clubs gave little or nothing to date.  Only 80 members of the Paul Harris Society have paid this Rotary Year.   As of June 23, there are 127 members that have formally filed the PHS application.

7.   Shirlene Bastar reported continued effort for gifts to the Endowment Fund of The Rotary Foundation.  The district is looking for individuals who can benefit by estate planning through The Rotary Foundation.

8.   Past District Governor Kelly Atkinson showed the foundation committee section of the new district 5420 website.  Besides vital information, it will have forms and instructions for grants.  There is also a need to have someone on the district foundation committee who can input information on the website.

9.   Bruce Powell reviewed global grants, available funding for future grants and the desire to have some funds designated as a stimulus for a Rotary Club in the district to use for a global grant.  John Bennion moved, Errol EerNisse seconded and it was approved that $20,000 be available to help initiate two Rotary Clubs to do a global grant.  Each Rotary Club would receive $10,000 towards its global grant. 

10.  It was also suggested that investing in youth through scholarships was a goal of the district foundation committee.  John Bennion should have knowledge of available funds to use for scholarships.

11.  It was moved by Bruce Powell, seconded by John Bennion and approved that the District Designated Funds received from The Rotary Foundation for the year 2015-2016 be equally divided, 50% going to district grants and 50% going to global grants.

12.  Committee members were invited to attend some zone sponsored training in Denver, Colorado of July 24th and 25th.  Bruce Powell is planning to attend.

13.  As an incentive to improve Rotary Club's participation in The Rotary Foundation, it was suggested that the district foundation committee create a monetary recognition for any Rotary Clubs winning the District Foundation Awards.  The matter is to be further discussed.

14.  Insuring that Rotary Clubs set foundation goals for this coming year is critical.  Setting Rotary Club foundation goals will be emphasized through the district newsletter, foundation specialists and in other ways.

15.  District newsletter articles for July are now due to Linda Sappington.

16.  As it is vital to begin the Rotary year as soon as possible in support to Rotary Clubs, the next district foundation committee meeting will be moved from September to August 13, 2015, 6:00 PM at the Joy Luck Restaurant.

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Tom Powell

District Foundation Chair

 

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