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Foundation & International

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Peter Woodhead – Chair Foundation Services

Rotary Foundation is the charity set up specifically to support the efforts of Rotary International to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

This is in addition to supporting the Gates Foundation ‘End Polio Now’ campaign through a voluntary addition to the club membership subscription.

Where Rotary Foundation or other grants are available, the committee applies for such grants for the benefit of the club and the targeted charities

In the International sphere, Rotarians aim to advance worldwide understanding, goodwill and peace. This is achieved by enabling them to become acquainted with people of other countries, their cultures, customs, accomplishments, aspirations, and problems, through personal contacts, travel, attendance at conventions, reading, correspondence, cooperation in all club activities and projects that will help people in other lands.

Local and worldwide Rotary  projects that we support from time-to time are:

  • Health-related projects:  eg: Wheelchair Foundation, Aquabox, Shelter Box, Water Aid, Sightsavers International, Vision Aid, Mercy Ships etc
  • Youth activities (eg: Young Chef, Young Musician, Young Artist, Youth Speaks, Interact Clubs, Kids Out, Young Writers’ Award).
  • Education  (eg: Ambassadorial Scholars, Rotary Peace Fellows, Group Study Exchange (GSE) students, University Teachers, Grants Alumni (ex Ambassadorial etc)
  • The Communication of the goals of both local and international Foundation activities to all club members

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