A Rotarian's guide to The Rotary Foundation Funding Model
To ensure that our Foundation has sufficient and reliable resources in the future, the Trustees have approved a new funding model, effective 1 July 2015. The changes are small, but will have a big impact on the Foundation’s ability to support large-scale, sustainable projects for years to come.
When the Rotary Club of Epsom, NZ, partnered with Breakfast Club, an outreach of Zion Ministries Trust providing breakfasts and community assistance to schools in South Auckland, they couldn't have dreamed of the results the partnership would achieve.
Following massive flooding in late December that caused widespread destruction and loss, Disaster Aid Response Team members (DARTs) from Australia and Malaysia have been in the field providing assistance, including shelter and the installation of water filtration systems. More than 200,000 people were displaced as a result of these storms and the recovery phase will be long and arduous. We are working alongside other agencies (and fellow Rotarians), including our newest partner, the Red Crescent organisation.
Photo: Rotarian DARTs Dave Tuzewski (Adelaide, SA) and Tore Knos (USA) being interviewed about their work by The Star Newspaper, the most widely read English newspaper in Malaysia.