By: Jennifer L. Stanfield
What are the top two reasons people join Rotary?  Research by Rotary International reveals members report overwhelmingly that they joined for friendships and to make a difference in their community.  Are we creating those opportunities for the members of our clubs?  The best way to build friendships is to do activities together.  And if those activities we do together involve fulfilling a need in our community, even better the bond of friendship grows.  I love seeing all the activities our clubs post on social media; it lets me know what’s going on in our District.  Thank you for all you do to make Rotary known in your corner of the world!

As we near November, Foundation Month, we traditionally offer a District Matching Points Campaign to build contributions to the SHARE program of the Annual Fund.  This year will be different.  I will be meeting with clubs who want to participate in a club-level matching points program via Zoom.  First of all, your club needs to name a Club Foundation Chair in so they can receive the link to join the training.  There will be no District campaign this year.  Your Club President was advised of this at PETS last March. Having served as your District Annual Fund Chair for three years, I was able to see how the process works first hand...  

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