Posted by Stella Roy on Jan 07, 2018
Happy New Year to All from the District Foundation Team!
Half Year Update:  At the half way point in the Rotary year we have trained 35 of 47 Rotary Clubs and 75 individual Rotarians for the District Grants Program for 2018-2019. The program is ready to accept grants from $1,000 to $3,000 (CAD) .
The Committee has entered all the qualified people in the District records but only eight (8) of the Clubs have returned their signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) back. If your club has not submitted its MOU then it will not be able to enter an application into the Grant program.  So, please complete and submit your signed MOU!
Example of a Successful District Grant:
The Grand Falls - Windsor  (Now Exploits) Rotary Club Centennial District Grant - the Lionel Kelland Presentation House Hospice (LKH)
Key facts:
  • The Exploits  club committed to $50,000 over a 2 year period.
  • This goal was achieved and a $5,000 Centennial District Grant was given in addition.
  • Private donations received on behalf of LKH:  $38,000
  • The Club gave Lionel Kelland Presentation House Hospice a cheque for $93,000.
This hospice is located in Grand Falls-Windsor but will serve the area of Central Newfoundland as a compassionate care and end-of-life facility. The Presentation Sisters have donated a building that they were previously using as a Retreat and Renewal Centre.
As well as providing compassionate end-of-life care, the hospice will also offer training to home care staff and families living in small communities who are taking care of loved ones.
The club dedicated their annual wine tasting event proceeds. To produce this event involves all members of the club in various roles. This is an annual event that raises significant funds and we committed 2 years to raise the committed amount.
The Rotary Club of Exploits bought 2 overbed tables, 2 dressers, 2 flat screen TV, 2 bedside tables, living room furnishings and 2 palliative care beds.  This will be in the ‘Rotary Room”. The Club will be receiving an acknowledgement (as will the Foundation) in the form of a plaque .
In the words of President Vicky Knee “ This project has captured the hearts and full support of the residents of our region”