Posted by Andrew Dalziel
Most of us are well aware of the importance of The Rotary Foundation (TRF). As we come to the end of another Rotary year you might consider making a personal tax-deductible donation to the TRF.

TRF is the charity of choice for many Rotarians and since its formation in 1917 it has been “doing good in the world” spending more than US$4.5 billion on humanitarian aid and education programs.
The Give Every Child a Future project, supported by Global Grants from The Rotary Foundation. Rotary members from 21 districts, in partnership with UNICEF, are working with local governments to develop and implement immunization programs to protect 100,000 children from rotavirus, pneumococcal disease, and cervical cancer across nine South Pacific Island countries, including Kiribati and Fiji. 
This includes very large sums of money for global projects and other substantial amounts through Rotary districts for projects run by clubs (district grants). Thus, TRF supports Peace Fellows, Postgraduate Scholars, Vocational Training Teams, the End Polio program amongst other areas of focus. Our club has also received the benefit of district grants in recent times.

You can find out more about the work of TRF by going to

Whilst Rotary has a paid Secretariat, it is relatively small, with the more than two million Rotarians world-wide being the volunteers who devise and deliver the programs. This means overhead costs are low when compared to many of the large multinational charitable organizations, enabling most of the money raised to go to where it is most needed.
In summary therefore, if you already make annual donations to charitable organizations, it is well worth considering making such a donation to TRF.
Options include:
▪ Every Rotarian Every Year – Donate any amount per year
▪ Centurion Program – Donate A$100 per year or A$25 per quarter
▪ Paul Harris Society – Donate US$1000 per year or approximately A$140 per month
Donations are tax deductible and the simplest way to make a donation is online by clicking on this link:
Andrew Dalziel
Reproduced from the Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Kew