With the beginning of a new Rotary year, and summer coming to an end, I hope that you are relaxed and recharged for the busy season ahead. District events like Membership and Foundation Training and Foundation Dinners are fast approaching. I have included some resources below to help kick start your fundraising efforts.

Rotary Foundation Basics e-learning module
As Rotarians and leaders, you have access to Rotary's online Learning Center which offers several courses to assist you in your leadership role. 
The Rotary Foundation Basics is a useful course for training purposes. This course provides valuable tools and information including:
  • Foundation overview
  • Rotary Grants
  • Foundation Funding and Fundraising
Looking forward to a successful year!

Kind regards,

Kendall Abbey
Annual Giving Officer, Zones 30 & 31 | The Rotary Foundation
Tel 1.847.424.5274
Paul Harris Society Resources
Information and tools are available to help recognize and grow the Paul Harris Society in your district. Visit Rotary.org/PHS  to access resources such as: 
  • PHS Brochure
  • PowerPoint
  • FAQ
  • Certificate template
  • Recognition remarks
  • Enrolling in PHS
Paul Harris Society Reminder Email templateis also available to encourage PHS members to meet their commitment.
Access Reports 
July reports are available on My Rotary. Reports are a great tool to view a district standing, analyze its strengths and identify areas for growth. For a refresher on how to access reports, download a how-to here

As your Annual Giving Officer, I am available to help you decipher information on reports and work through strategies to help strengthen giving in your district. Reach out to me to discuss promoting the Annual Fund, attracting new donors, and engaging current donors.

It's Banner Time!
  • Mid to late-September: Final numbers will be available via the Club Banner Recognition Report. For help interpreting the data, download this guide.
  • Late October – early November: Banners are shipped to Districts Governors.