As Rotarians we all know that we are "This Close" to eradicating Polio from the world. We all need to continue to support the PolioPlus program as we work towards saving each and every child from ever being exposed to this horrible infliction. We are truly "this Close"
and I look forward to the day when we can all stand in celebration of this historic feat.

Our Foundation has other components, one of which is the Annual Fund, providing support for Rotary programs today.These funds are used for both District and Global grants. Funds invested this year by Rotarians and Clubs in our District will determine the amount of dollars available to our District in 3 years time, so please invest now to support our club and district projects.

The Permanent Fund is our Foundation's endowed fund which holds gifts in perpetuity. Earnings from this fund supplement the Annual Fund as well as some other R otary priorities including global grants and the Rotary Peace Centers. The Permanent Fund will ensure that monies are available for future Rotarians to continue to do good in the world. You can invest in the Permanent Fund through outright and planned gifts which include bequest commitments, life insurance, marketable securities, real estate and charitable trusts or annuities.

With a commitment of a minimum of US$1000 you become a benefactor or join the Bequest Society with a commitment of a minimum US$10,000. I would ask that you seek the support of current benefactors and Bequest Society members within your club to share with your members why they choose to utilize these programs.

Use the link below to get the new "Ways to Give" brochure, 173-EN-(711) and other tools to help promote Rotary and The Rotary Foundation to your members and non members alike. Most publications are free.

If I can assist you in any way to help in the promotion of TRF, please don't hesitate to contact me.

November is Foundation Month and many clubs in the District are having events to celebrate and promote our Foundation. I wish you all a very successful Foundation Month.


Darcy Long

Permanent Find Chair, & nbsp; District 5040 Foundation Committee