Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.
In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency.
The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness.
In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
RI President Elect Ian Riseley from the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, will be visiting our District from September 24th-26th, 2016. He will be joined by his partner Juliet who is also a Rotarian and PDG.
Rotary Club of London Meeting:
On Monday, September 26th, 2016 he will be the keynote speaker at the Rotary Club of London. The meeting will take place at the London Convention. Tickets are only $25 and you should be there by 11:45. Please contact Jim Belton firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
Area 2 and District 6330 Clubs Meeting- Rotary Foundation Centennial Year:
On Monday, September 26, 2016 he will be joining Rotarians in Mildmay as part of the Area 2 meeting. All Clubs are welcome to attend. The meeting will begin at 5:30 at the Mildmay Community Centre. Tickets which include dinner are only $25.00. Please contact AG Tim Mancell email@example.com with the number of people that will be attending from your Club. Mr. Riseley will be joined by Carolyn Ferguson our Senior Gifts Officer for the Rotary Foundation.
Please mark your calendars for these events. Mr. Riseley is a fantastic speaker and you don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity. Let’s give him a big District 6330 welcome and show him all the great Rotarians we have “Serving Humanity.”
by Polio Eradication Co-Chair Joan Fisher
Polio eradication has endured an unfortunate setback in Nigeria. Two confirmed cases of type 1 of the virus came to
light in July. Prior to this detection, there had been no new cases of polio in Nigeria since July 24, 2014.
While these cases are isolated to the state of Borno, they are linked to a strain of the virus last detected in Borno in
2011. This demonstrates the insidiousness of the polio virus that can go undetected for 5 years and then paralyze two
Afghanistan and 2 in Nigeria. At the same time last year there were 36 cases. Fundraising is one of the key ways to
combat the spread of this disease. Rotarians are encouraged to sponsor Past District Governor Tanya Wolff as she
participates in her 5th marathon, The Scotiabank Toronto Marathon, on Sunday, October 15th to “End Polio Now”.
“Whenever I go doing my work in Africa, The Rotarians have been there before me. It Is very humbling thing to discover just exactly what “Service Above Self” adds up to when you see it in practice in the field” ~ Bono