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How to access your Rotary Foundation donation history

To access your Rotary Foundation donation history:

Go to http://www.Rotary.org

Login to My Rotary — at the top, middle of the page — to the left of the Club Finder box

Note the circling icon — indicating that the new page is getting cued up to appear on           your monitor

Click Manage in the middle of the top box — on the top bar

Within the Club & District Administration box in the left-hand column (beneath a photo), click on View Reports link

Within the Donor History Reports box, click on View Report link

Click on Donor History Report link

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anti-Human Trafficking speakers & Websites

George Segura  Joint FBI/SAPD Human Trafficking Task Force

  george.segura@sanantonio.gov. 210-207-2569
District HT Champion
PDG Stephanie Macchia(210)349-8888
or smacchia@elmslaw.com
Video with Ashton Kutcher
Kirsta Leeburg Melton
Deputy Criminal Chief of the
Human Trafficking and Transnational/Organized Crime Section
Office of the Texas Attorney General.
Brooke Axtell, Founder of She Rises: http://brookeaxtell.com/bio/. She charges to speak and is a victim herself.
Diana Mao, Founder/President of Nomi: https://www.nominetwork.org/nomis-story/
 Dr. Ken Small from the H.U.G.S. Foundation @ H.U.G.S.org
The main one we recommend is ransomedifetexas.org
They have several speakers including ones specifically for teens. My favorite  contact and friend is Susan Burkholder. Her email is burkholder@ransomedlifetexas.org.

Your lifetime legacy through Rotary!

FBG Morning Rotary Club + Rotary International [the organization all 35,000+ Rotary clubs belong to] + The Rotary Foundation [RI’s charitable “purse”] are potentially & eternally powerful … by offering a positive vision & ever-improving systems-of-work … available to each member (who chooses to do so) to partake of & leverage Rotary  resources … in order to make lasting, significant impacts toward win-win, enduring peace & prosperity on earth for all.  A personal “bonus” is that everything in Rotary is replicable to all aspects of each person’s life:  personal, social, financial, family, spiritual, physical.

 

How about inviting folks to Rotary Leadership Institute & other Rotary events – while continuously & simultaneously reminding us that Rotary has resources to help us meaningfully contribute toward world peace & prosperity for all?!  RI, TRF & our Rotary club offer us the resources to leave a Life Legacy – to help others who come after us …&  that everything about Rotary is potentially replicable to each member’s personal, business / professional, family, spiritual, financial & social life?!

Rotary:  Engaging Leaders!  Exchanging Ideas!  Taking Action!   www.Rotary.org

 

 

Subscribe to “Global Polio Eradication” updates: BigZLumber@Aol.com

 

NO new Wild Polio cases Week of May 20, 2018.         

What is that Polio Eradication Picture?   It’s a picture of Elvis promoting the March of Dimes to support Polio eradication.  Many celebrities and sports stars have given of  their  time, talents, faces, voices, and donations to the Polio Eradication cause worldwide over the years..                

Zero is the Magic Number!

The three year Countdown to History starts after the final Wild Polio case. 

Today, we count six weeks since the report of the most recent Wild Polio case.

For Rotary District Leaders (and Influencers) – Know what’s best Polio Eradication “Bang For Your Buck”?  Contributions of your Rotary District Designated Funds (DDF) are matched $.50 to the $1 by The Rotary Foundation’s World Fund and are then matched again $2 to $1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  So, a $10,000 DDF donation becomes $45,000.  That’s an unbeatable deal!  See the DDF donation form here file:///C:/Users/terry/Downloads/ddf_donation_form_rotary_foundation_funds_en.pdf  

Rotary is committed to raise $50 Million (including Rotarian, public, and DDF donations) to be matched by $100 mil from the Gates Foundation – for each of the next three years – for a total of $450 million for the Global Polio Eradication effort!

  • Kenya, SYRIA, SOMALIA, Nigeria & DRC No Polio cases have been reported in Nigeria, Kenya or Somalia.  No new cases of circulating vaccine-derived Poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported this week in Syria (last case 9/20/17) leaving the total number of Syrian cases at 74 for 2017 and 0 for 2018.  No new cases were reported in DRC leaving their 2018 total at 4 (22 in 2017).
  • Quote of the Day – “If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” — Maya Angelou, Author & Poet
  • The Final Three Endemic Countries:
  • Pakistan– No new Polio cases reported this week. One Polio case reported in 2018 – the most recent case was from the Balochistan Province with an onset of paralysis on 3/8/18.  Eight cases reported in 2017.  One new Polio-Positive Environmental Sample was reported this week (Karachi).  A Sub-National immunization campaign reached 20 million children in May.
  • Afghanistan– No new Polio cases reported this week.  Seven Polio cases reported in 2018 – the most recent case was from the Kunar province with the onset of paralysis on 03/03/18.  Fourteen cases reported in 2017.  A sub-national vaccination campaign reached 9.6 million children in May.  One new Polio-Positive Environmental Samples was reported this week (Kandahar).

Nigeria – No new Wild Polio cases have been reported in 2017 or 2018.   The most recent Polio case was reported on 8/20/16.  Nigeria has once again gone 1-3/4 years without a Wild Polio case.  

   Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!

Terry Ziegler, Rotary District 5890 Polio Eradication Chair & Zone 21B/27 PHS Coordinator

MedAir = 9-1-1 response team for the world. To donate to Medair’s Emergency Response Fund: payable to “Medair” & send to Medair United States; P.O. Box 4476; Wheaton, IL 60189-4476

Greetings, below, from MedAir’s two Fredericksburg, TX’ Morning Rotary visitors “Daniel” & “Esteban” last fall!  As you may recall, MedAir = 9-1-1 response team for the world – in collaboration with the United Nations (Rotary International is the only non-governmental organization that has a founding, permanent place at the UN table).  

 To donate to Medair’s Emergency Response Fund:  make your check(s) payable to “Medair” & send to Medair United States; P.O. Box 4476; Wheaton, IL 60189-4476.  Details, below, from Daniel Xu [mailto:daniel.xu@medair.org] Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 3:50 PM  To: Alice White  Subject: Medair – Emergency Response Fund

…  Hope all is well in the beautiful Fredericksburg!   I recently visited Medair HQ in Switzerland.   The main topic of the gathering was on the importance of emergency response and how preparation saves lives.   …   As part of the 3-year strategy by 2019 Medair aims to respond to 2 large-scale disasters (e.g. Rohingya crisis, Esteban is still there!) simultaneously while maintaining a robust presence in our on-going country programs.

For $150K Medair will be able to fill 12 critical roles to complete a rapid response team which has the capacity to handle a project of $1.2 million and caring for at least 2,500 households (12,500 people).   This seed money is vital to recruit staff and help Medair unlock larger grants from our institutional partners such as USAID, a 8X factor!

Recently I presented this proposal to a select group of compassionate communities in UT, CA & AZ.  Together we came up with $105K commitment each year for the next 3 years.  However, the goal is $150K and they asked me if we could leverage on their existing $105K to invite other like-minded friends,  in partnership to bring up the remaining $45K.

I told them that I would connect with other communities such as our friends in Fredericksburg!  Would you mind reviewing the attached proposal and consider sharing it with your community?    This could be an exciting opportunity, in collaboration with other like-minded friends, to save lives and care for the most vulnerable in our midst.

Essentially for $45K we will be able to fully fund an emergency response team, capable of responding to any crisis, anywhere in the world.   Your partnership will be directly putting boots on the ground.

Lastly if anyone likes to talk to a member of the Medair Global Response Team we have a colleague who recently came back from Bangladesh, currently in Springfield, MO.  He would be more than happy to connect over the phone.   And if need be we would love to present in-person as well.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,   Daniel      Every second counts

MEDAIR

Daniel Xu  U.S. Development Director    Email: daniel.xu@medair.org   Phone: (408) 960 – 3540    medair.org| Emergency Relief and Recovery

For mailing check or wire transfer:      Please indicate GERT on the check, which stands for Global Emergency Response Team.

Gifts by Check
Send checks, made payable to Medair, to Medair United States;  P.O. Box 4476; Wheaton, IL 60189-4476

Gifts by Bank Transfer  Bank: Wheaton Bank & Trust Company; 211 S. Wheaton Ave.; Wheaton, IL 60187; Account number: 0007501544; Routing number: 071925389

We also just welcomed Medair’s new CEO, David Verboom, to HQ this month.  If you’re interested please check out his recent interview.

Leverage every get-acquainted opportunity via sharing your 3 offers & your 3 wishes!

 

 

put your organizational contact information at the top:

Join Leaders!  Exchange Ideas!  Take Action!  The Rotary Club of Fredericksburg Morning   www.FredericksburgMorningRotary.org or visit us on Facebook     #WhereServiceIsFun  #FBGMorning  #1DistrictAllHeart  #District 5840  #District5840PeopleOfAction

Three Offers & Three Wishes

my Wishes:  I wish that

 1.  I could get e-contact information of “everyone” (including Rotary Interactors, Rotaractors, Rotary clubs & Rotary districts; colleges’ & universities’ community outreach & service-learning programs) that coordinate service projects to benefit homeless dogs & cats (e.g., foster homes, food, vaccinations, trap-neuter-return programs; animal / public-health training programs & outreach ideas) – to learn from &/or collaborate with them.

2.   As many Rotaract & Rotary clubs & districts as possible would invite me to give

a.  my hilarious, interactive, Rotary-membership presentation during a weekly meeting or during a Rotary conference or special event.  The title of my presentation is 5+M Rotarians doing even More Good in the World during Rotary’s 2nd Century of Service

b.  my inspiring presentation about why The Rotary Foundation; community, university, college, association & sorority foundations are my charities of choice.

3.  I could pique the curiosity of

a.  community colleges, colleges, universities & public health institutions & their respective associations; non-profit organizations & others – about the $30+K money available for their good causes [academic, research, service-learning, community-outreach; etc. ] through The Rotary Foundation:  MatchingGrants.org And ask me about how your Rotary District may help create peace on earth by sponsoring a no-cost “At Large” Rotary Peace Fellow.

2.  folks who might want to invest in great causes in the TX Hill Country

a.  healthy, win-win youth in FBG via basketball courts near the skate park:                 www.FredericksburgMorningRotary.org or visit our Facebook page

3.  Higher education:

a.  www.ForgingFuturesClassic.org

b.  Community Foundation: www.CommunityFoundation.Net

c.  Wolf Creek Camp: providing dyslexic children with individualized tutoring to strengthen language skills & build confidence & enhance self-esteemwww.WolfCreekCamp.org

 

my Three Offers:  I offer to individuals & organizations

1.  To include their Call-To-Action information on my blog that receives 40 visits daily:  AliceWhite.WordPress.com &/or onto the popular www.IFollowFredericksburg.com blog

2. To e-forward their invitations or opportunities or resources to my vast resource of e-contacts:  e-lists &/or spreadsheet contact information.

3. To add their e-address(es) to my geographically arranged contact lists … so that I may constantly be of service to them & their good causes.

Alice.White@TTU.edu; Alice.V.White@GMail.com; 830-990-8101; www.AliceWhite.WordPress.com;  542 Winding Way Court; Fredericksburg, TX  78624-5040

SIDE TWO

DOING GOOD IN THE WORLD

Doing Good: Intro = http://vimeo.com/34051471

Doing Good: Supporting Education = http://vimeo.com/33737948

Doing Good: Growing Local Economies = http://vimeo.com/33736218

Doing Good: Fighting Disease = http://vimeo.com/33735961

Doing Good: Providing Clean Water = http://vimeo.com/33735494

Doing Good: Saving Mothers & Children = http://vimeo.com/33690570

Doing Good: Promoting Peace = http://vimeo.com/33671034

 

The Rotary Foundation; 14280 Collections Center Drive

Chicago, IL  60693 or www.Rotary.org/contribute

866-976-8279

 

THE ROTARY CLUB OF FREDERICKSBURG MORNING

Be our guest on most (non-holiday) Thursdays, 7a at the Buffalo Nickel Bar & Grill   105 S. Llano in Fredericksburg / south central, TX  — on east side of Llano St. & ½ block south of Main St. / US Hwy. 290.  Llano St. is one block east of Adams St. / SH 16 South

 

Imagine 2.5+M Rotarians Doing even More Good in the World during Rotary’s 2nd Century of Service!

Q:  Why does Rotary Membership Matter?

A:  because we’re all in this together!*

 

paraphrased:  IT’S ABOUT TIME by John Denver

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzPpOYYDR-k

 

There’s a full moon over India and Gandhi lives again

Who’s to say you have to lose for someone else to win?

In the eyes of all the people the look is much the same

For the first is just the last one when you play a deadly game

It’s about time we realize it:  we’re all in this together

It’s about time we find out:  it’s all of us or none

It’s about time we start to face it:  we can’t make it here all alone

There’s a man who is my brother, I just don’t know his name

But I know his home and family because I know we feel the same And it hurts me when he’s hungry and when his children cry

I too am a father and that little one is mine

It’s about time we begin to turn the world around

It’s about time we start to make it the dream we’ve always known   It’s about time, it’s about changes and it’s about time     It’s about peace and it’s about plenty and it’s about time

It’s about you and me [& Rotary] together and it’s about time!

It’s about time!

Connect your international, charitable organization with Rotary International: https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary/partnerships

Connect your international, charitable organization with Rotary International: https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary/partnerships

When you partner with Rotary, 1.2 million Rotarians amplify your impact, elevate your brand, advance important causes, improve communities & gain access to global connections.

3 Rotary Clubs in Fredericksburg, TX: Morning, Noon & Night: please visit all three — to decide where you would like to apply for membership.

Mondaysnoon at the United Methodist Church on far north Llano St. — 2 blocks west of the cemetery on the east side of Llano St.  Maria is an honorary member.

 Tuesdays6p at the rear, meeting-area of Western Edge Cellars on the north side of Main St. & 1.5 blocks east of the NE intersection of Milam Ave. & Main St. / US Hwy. 290.

Thursdays6:45a at The Buffalo Nickel, 105 S. Llano St. in downtown FBG:  1/2 block south of Main St. / US Hwy. 290 on the east side of Llano St. (one block east of S. Adams St. / SH 16 South):  park on street or in lot directly west of The Buffalo Nickel.

Where Rotarians may donate to benefit Hurricane Harvey folks

Rotarians may donate funds to Houston, Rockport, other locations.  These are the Districts and their contacts:

Rotary District 5930:  partnered with McAllen North Rotary Fund – a 501(c)3 to set up an Emergency Relief Fund.   Send checks to:  McAllen North Rotary Fund and mail to Rotary D 5930, McAllen North Rotary Club, 501 N. Nolana, McAllen, TX.  Contact:  DG Betty Ramirez-Lara, cell: 956-683-5706; bettylararotary@gmail.com (Rockport area)

Rotary District 5910:  Send checks to Rotary District 5910 Charitable Foundation, c/o Bobbie Applegate, 985 IH-10N, Suite 111, Beaumont, TX  77706.  Contact: DG Rhonda Herrington, cell: 903-724-8515; Rhonda.herrington@yahoo.com (Palestine area)

Rotary District 5890:  Send checks to District 5890 Charities, Inc., c/o Jackie Barmore, 3525 Preston Ave., Pasadena, TX  77505. Contact: DG Bill Palko, cell: 713-582-7235, William.palko@amegybank. (Houston area)

Rotary District 5840:  501(c)3 – Send checks to District 5840 Foundation (Disaster Fund), Attn:  Bobbe Barnes, Treasurer, P. O. Box 13, Boerne, TX  78006.  Contact:

DG Carol Holmes, cell:  281-923-6111; holmes.cf688@gmail.com (San Antonio, Hill Country Area).

at-large Rotary Peace Fellow: annually at no cost to Rotary District(s)

“at-large” Peace scholar @ no cost to your Rotary District:  LynKenney4@GMail.com

If you are interested in your Rotary district’s sponsoring a Peace Fellow scholar or if you are interested in applying to become a Rotary Peace Scholar yourself:  contact The Peace Center at Rotary International:  Laureen Pugliese   #847 424-5364 or Laureen.Pugliese@Rotary.org

If your Rotary District is willing to sponsor Peace Fellow(s) at no cost to your district, tell Laureen that your Rotary district is interested in accepting “At large” Rotary Peace Fellow candidate(s).  All-applicants’ deadline is July 1.  They then will send you e-mails (usually late May & June) asking if you will take a particular candidate as each Peace Fellow applicant needs a Rotary District endorsement.  At that time, you start “mentoring” the candidate in preparation for an interview (usually done by Skype) & endorsement by your Rotary District.   All the information you need is online & there are a number of Rotary Webinars (I will send you the links) about how to handle this.  Google:  Rotary Peace Fellow applicant information, & it will call up all sorts of things.  The supplement is full of information.

I need to warn you that this is a LOT of work.  It took me all of May & June working many hours (even with a committee to help) to get through 5 applicants.  They come from all over the world.  Some have never received any help in doing their resume or writing essays.  Some have limited English which is why they have to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam to test their English:  they must have a certain score to be accepted at the Rotary Peace Centers.

Rotary International does an initial screening to see if they have 5 years of work or volunteer work in Peace & Conflict before sending them on.  We in the district really have most of the work to make sure they have all application materials in order & all the district endorsements (for or against) are in by July 1. After you read everything & take the Webinars, contact LynKenney4@GMail.com & she will be glad to discuss & respond to questions you may have.

Shipping Books for Africa to Atlanta, GA, USA: 404-603-8680. End book famine in Africa!

e-mail me w/ any questions about donating books. Let me know how many books, &  I can guide you in the right direction for moving them:  Sldr99MPLS@Yahoo.com or Brad Mattson, Director Of Atlanta Operations, Books For Africa 3655 Atlanta Ind. Dr., Atlanta, GA 30331  404-603-8680 ATL.    www.BooksForAfrica.org

Help End the Book Famine in Africa!   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPeYHHQWdK0&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygGqW1v2sTk&feature=youtu.be   

Transformational power of the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, GA, USA

Transformational power* of the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, GA, USA!

INSPIRING remarks from

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s attorney daughter, I drew this conclusion:  humans have a choice:  peace or extinction.  She received a prolonged, standing ovation.

Bill Gates:  When The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a new pledge of millions more in “$2-for-$1 matching” dollars to End Polio Now, Bill said that as important as the dollars are (to end polio), the most important assets are the Rotarians & friends of Rotarians who go into & throughout the most dangerous countries to administer the vaccine & thus prevent a crippling, potentially life-diminishing, preventable disease.  A photo of an almost completely covered Pakistani woman was displayed at that point.  The photo could also have been of our beloved Judy & John Hutcherson.

The CEO of Coca-Cola mentioned Coke’s three international priorities:  water, women & communities.  Water:  because Coca-Cola uses so much of it, so they’re ever watchful to be thoughtful stewards of the resource;  women:  because women who are encouraged to become entrepreneurs can change the world for the better; & communities – to help them thrive … which also helps Coca-Cola financially prosper as well.   As a direct result of his presentation, today I actually passed over “my” drink-of-choice:  diet Mt. Dew & purchased a diet Coke instead.

Andrew Young — as wise as he was humorous.  He marched next to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King during the 1960s & concluded that much of the civil rights progress in the US was in direct response to businesses’ understanding the financial importance of our brothers & sisters of color. — & that the more they prospered, the more everyone prospered.  Although Young was trained to be humble, he chuckled that it’s hard to be humble when Atlanta named a street in his honor.

PERSONAL THRILLS:  I met a PDG who is in the hometown of my best friend (he just doesn’t yet know it) Dr. Pol – the naturally hilarious, kind, 70-ish-year-old  veterinarian in a National Geographic TV network series.  She promised to give my business card to him & to tell him “Hi” from his ardent “fan:”  me.  He’s an Honorary Rotarian in Mt. Pleasant, MI; a Paul Harris Fellow & regularly invited speaker at Rotary clubs & other Rotary events).

I got to see a woman from India donate $1M to End Polio Now.  What I was sputtering about her generosity, someone said that this is the 5th time she’s donated $1M!

I accidentally got seated next to an incoming trustee for The Rotary Foundation.  After everyone at the table introduced ourselves, she said, “Do you remember that we already know each other?”  Oh, my:  I was clueless & embarrassed not to have recognized her.  She was the RI President’s Representative who came to FBG when we dedicated the Skate Park & inducted 5 new members – the stunning visitor who wore a straw hat.  And there she was again … serendipitously seated next to me.  As you may know, during her time in our Rotary district, she & incoming DG Carol Holmes became best friends.

In the AKS lounge (a quiet, light-refreshment area for donors of $250,000 & more), I met a new friend from Kansas City, KS.  We both vividly remembered the year (1962) when my Wichita (KS) East High School won the state basketball championship by having defeated his Wyandotte High School, the almost perpetual state basketball champion.  Small world.  Also, my “true love” boyfriend & I broke up that night. <sigh>

I met in person, the wonderful Rotarian in India whose project our club just donated $2.5K to – the artificial limb project.  He was so excited & grateful to hear about our donation.  And I got to meet both the leader & his brother – who oversee the girls’ toilet blocks project in India — we just donated $2.5K to.  Not only is the project helping girls AND boys stay in school (“prosperity insurance,” as I see it), they are helping families with sustainable, entrepreneurial projects & teaching hygiene / cleanliness habits to families.  Bottom line:  the project is growing & expanding.

I met a Rotarian from WI who told me about “at large” Peace Scholars (maybe that was the status of our Peace scholar Ghada & her connection with our district – not sure).  Anyway club(s) &/or district(s) may annually request (from The Rotary Foundation) an at large Peace Scholar at no charge to our club.  It would be the role of someone within our club to mentor the prospective scholar through the application process:  “easy if the applicant is proficient in English … more time-consuming if the student isn’t quite so proficient.”  If our board is interested, I’d be glad to share her contact information with the our club’s designee — for further information.

*  my transformational vision:  I eternally compound my exponential relevance … in fulfillment of Eternal Divine Light’s Highest Destiny purposes for ALL.

 

How to take on-line Rotary D5840 grant-management training: https://lc.itslearning.com/

How to take on-line Rotary D5840 grant-management training @$20 per year: https://lc.itslearning.com/ & use your e-address as Username

via Chad Bayard, Course Development & Client Support, EdTek Services, Inc.;  800-827-1593 x 5   https://files.itslearning.com/help/en-US/ApplicationHelp.htm 

Alice.White@TTU.edu     Alice.White.7616

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