|October 2016 | Connect. Partner. Serve.|
|Find a partner for your project on Rotary Ideas|
Rotary’s crowdfunding platform emphasizes partnerships over dollars
Because the funding just wasn’t there, Suzette Ramdanie-Linton was almost ready to give up on a local clean water project that her Rotary Club of Montego Bay Sunrise had initiated in St. James, Jamaica. Then, her district governor, Paul Brown, encouraged her to promote the project on Rotary Ideas.
Two weeks after she put a project description and photos on Rotary’s crowdsourcing platform, she received an email from Naude Dreyer, a member of the Rotary Club of Central Cayman Islands. Dreyer was looking specifically for water projects in Jamaica. “It was a perfect find for us,” he says. “Rotary Ideas is a really cool site and a great way to fundraise.”
Rotary Ideas helps clubs seeking volunteers, partnerships, in-kind donations, funding, and connections with one another. More than 1,220 projects have been posted on the platform since it launched in August 2013. Rotary Ideas emphasizes partnerships over dollars. The two Caribbean clubs are now collaborating on another project, to provide dictionaries to third graders in St. James.
|Rotary welcomes new fellowships|
Enhance your Rotary experience through a Rotary Fellowship
There are more than 70 Rotary Fellowships, international, independently organized groups of Rotarians, family members, program participants, and alumni who share a common passion. The RI Board of Directors recently recognized four new fellowships:
|Attend the Presidential Peace Conference|
Come to the Atlanta Convention early to celebrate our commitment to peace
The Presidential Peace Conference will take place 9-10 June at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, USA. We’ll celebrate our work to reduce the underlying causes of conflict, and our success in making peace a priority. We’ll also look ahead toward opportunities to continue our commitment.
This special event is open to the public and all preconvention and convention attendees, including Rotary members, Peace Fellows, alumni, youths, and friends of Rotary. Read about the conference and registration details. The Rotary International Convention runs 10-14 June.
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