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Rotary Club Radio Episode 009
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One of the things that distinguishes Rotary from other Service organizations is the connection to the international community. Nowhere is this more evident than through the unique mechanism of funding service projects in foreign countries.
In their wisdom, Rotary established a foundation, which collects contributions from Rotary Clubs around the world. The funds are held for three (3) years during which time the earnings are used to run the administrative system that supports Rotary worldwide. At the end of 3 years, the entire amount is then released to be used for International and local Community Service projects.
These funds allow local funds to be leveraged over 3 times ($1 becomes $3+) before being sent to the area of need. To ensure integrity of funds and minimize administrative burden on service projects, the entire project management system and approval of funds is overseen by Rotary clubs located in the community benefiting from the project.
The St. Croix Falls club has been very active in generating funds as well as supporting projects that impact lives in communities around the world.