Rotary District 6080 has ~ $20,000 District Designated Funds (DDF) available for beneficial use in the polioplus program during 2012-2013. Checks for individual and club polioplus contributions should be made payable to ‘The Rotary Foundation’. Do not write ‘polio’ in the memo line or anywhere else on the check. Contributions received will be deposited in The Rotary Foundation (TRF) Annual Programs Fund (APF) while District 6080 will deposit an equal amount of $DDF into TRF PolioPlus Fund. Therefore the same amount of polio vaccine will be purchased while yet crediting the contributing individual with donor recognition for ‘Every Rotarian, Every Year; Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member; Paul Harris Fellow; Paul Harris Society. One-half or ~$10,000 DDF will be returned through the SHARE program to District 6080 in 2015 for funding District Simplified Grants (DSG), Matching Grants (MG), Scholarships, etc. Contribution checks should be submitted together with a completed ‘The Rotary Foundation Transmittal’ form found on DaCdb, Reports, 2.1. Mail to: Raymond E. Plue District Rotary Foundation Chair 2805 Butternut Ct. Columbia, MO 65201-3538. The program will continue until the $20,000 is exhausted after which polioplus contributions will be mailed directly to TRF PolioPlus Fund.
Rotarians – I am pleased to announce that Columbia-Metro Rotarian Susan Hart has agreed to accept the important position of Matching Grants Chair in District 6080 for a three-year term beginning in Rotary year 2012-13. Hart has been chair of the District’s Simplified Grants program since 2008 – a time in which many new clubs have gotten involved with the Simplified Grants program. I expect Susan will involve new clubs with Matching Grants projects as well; and this is at an especially important time, as the administration of matching projects changes under RI’s New Visions guidelines. Susan is Vice President of Huebert Builders in Columbia and past president of the Columbia-Metro Rotary Club. Hart is a Rotary Foundation benefactor, a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and she has served as chair of the District Conference in two different years. I’m very pleased that Susan Hart has enthusiastically chosen to assume this important role at this time. Please join me in celebration of her appointment. Mark Pearce Governor 2012-13 District 6080