www.mybaycity.com February 5, 2006
Rotary Article 1038

Kathy Czerwinski presented an update on the Rotary Foundation

February 5, 2006
By: Stephen Kent

LAST WEEK'S PROGRAM: Rotary International Foundation report with Kathy Czerwinski.

THIS WEEK: Inspector Fred Funston, Saginaw Correctional Facility;

  • Bay City Rotary Foundation committee meeting 11 a.m. Feb. 21, Kathy Czerwinski, chair.

  • World Affairs Seminar for high school students, June 17-23. See President Knop for information.

  • DISTRICT CONFERENCE: April 27-29, Bavarian Inn Lodge & Conference Center, Frankenmuth. See President Knop for information. Your fees will be paid by the club; sign up now.
  • Honoring January Birthdays
    Members celebrating a birthday in the month of January are encouraged to make a $1 contribution to the Rotary Foundation for each year of their age.
    International Night Committee
    holds its first meeting.
    Special guest Anne Filsinger of National City Bank represents the forming Pinconning club.

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    ROTARY FOUNDATION topic of program

    Kathy Czerwinski presented an update on the Rotary Foundation. She began by outlining the four elements of effective clubs:
  • Sustain and grow membershiop
  • Implement successful service projects
  • Support the Rotary Foundation
  • Develop club leaders for beyond club level

    Most members know about the foundation from the Paul Harris Recognition regularly bestowed on members of the club. A Paul Harris Fellow is an individual who contributes $1000 to the Annual Programs fund or other approved programs. Other designations include the Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member who is an individual who personally contributes $100 or more each year to the Annual Programs fund. Contributions count toward Paul Harris Fellow and Multiple Paul Harris Fellow. For each additional $1,000 contribution, the member moves to an additional level; Paul Harris plus 1, plus 2, etc. For each $1,000 personally contributed , a PHF can also name another individual as a recipient of Paul Harris Fellow recognition.

    Every club sets a goal of becoming a 100% Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member Club where every member of the club has personally contributed $100 or more to the Annual Programs Fund by June 30 of each Rotary year.

    Foundation Recognition Points are awarded in appreciation for contributions an individual personally makes above the initial $1,000 but not yet allocated for PHF recognition. Once an account holder achieves his/her initial PHF, they may transfer their available Foundation recognition points to other individuals to name them Paul Harris Fellows.

    A member can contribute to the foundation in several ways:
  • Write a check to Rotary International and give it to Foundation chair
  • Include your contribution with your semi-annual dues
  • Use an automatic deduction from your checking account
  • Make a contribution via the Rotary.org website.

    The Bay City club has 60 current members who are Paul Harris Fellows:
  • 36 first level
  • 12 PHF + 1
  • 4 PHF +2
  • 2 PHF +3
  • 1 PHF +4 - Carl Lockwood
  • 3 PHF +5 - Gary Labadie, Ron Fuller, Jerome Yantz
  • 1 PHF +7 - Harry Farris, Wes Timm
  • 1 PHF +9 + - Bob Rogers

    These 60 current members have given a total of $144,770 or an average of $2,413 each. The club's all time giving total is $236,555.

    For the first three years, a contribution to the foundation is set asside and the interest us used to pay for administration and projects. After three years, 50% goes to World Service Matching Grants (TRF portion) and 50% comes back to the local district where20% is designated for District Simplified Grants which go to local clubs. The other 30% goes to district projects.

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  • Feb. 14: Patrick Flynn, conductor, Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra;

  • Feb. 21: Saginaw Valley State University (Jerome Yantz, programmer)tentative;

  • Feb. 28: Saginaw Spirit Hockey;

  • Mar. 7: Melissa Gleason, Red Cross Community Disaster Plan;

  • Mar. 14: Vocational Day (speaker on youth exchange) Ralph Knop, programmer;

  • Mar. 21: Vocational Day (speaker on youth exchange) Ralph Knop, programmer;

  • Mar. 28: (open);

  • April 4: Melinda Boysik says goodbye;

  • April 11: Gloria Woods, Affirmative Action vote overview.###

    RotaryBayCity.org Rotary Club of Bay City Web Site

    eClub-One: Members with internet connections are encouragedto visit eClub-One monthly for a makeup. To get makeup credit you need to fill out the makeup form on that site. Print the acknowledgement for you receive and turn it in to receive credit. Be sure to enter our club's district number (6310) on that form.
    Click this link to open eClubOne in a new window: www.rotaryeclubone.org.

    The Bay City Rotary Club meets at Noon each Tuesday at the Lumber Barons resturant on the West Side.

    Rotary Club of Bay City Web Site

    District 6310 meeting schedule

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