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Rotary Clubs that sponsor a Team Leader or Team Member are expected to reimburse their sponsored team member up to $400 in expenses incurred in preparation for the exchange. It is certainly acceptable for two or more clubs to share a sponsorship of a Group Study Exchange Team Member. These expenses include team uniform clothing items, required immunizations, medical exams, passport costs, international travel/health insurance, and small gifts for their host families. Receipts should be submitted to the District Group Study Exchange Chair, who will coordinate reimbursement with the sponsoring club.
“The most important part was not the donations to the Foundation alone,” says Bermejo, “but an increased awareness among us all that we can and should contribute to our Foundation.”
This year’s new club presidents are asked to lead by example, emulating President Huang’s Best Class challenge. In addition to benefiting the Foundation, the following activities will help qualify your club for the 2014-15 Presidential Citation:
As club president, personally donate to The Rotary Foundation.
Kirkwood Rotary's Community Projects Over the Years.
If YOU know of any additional projects OR have info. and pics on these projects please send them to:
webmaster@KirkwoodRotary.org. Thank you.
Kirkwood Rotary has a long tradition of community projects. Here is a partial list:
|1||Quarry Park Look-out/Education platform.|
|2||Walker Lake Dock|
|3||Farmer's Market Pergola|
|4||Mudd's Grove Library Bookshelves (2009)|
|5||Mary Culver Home Refreshment Station|
|6||Manor Grove Gazebo|
|7||Meacham Park Garden Shelter (2013)|
|8||Four Rotary Bike Racks (2014)|
Ever wonder why the Rotary year begins 1 July? The international convention initially played a key role in determining the start date of our fiscal and administrative year.
Rotary's first fiscal year began the day after the first convention ended, on 18 August 1910. The 1911-12 fiscal year also related to the convention, beginning with the first day of the 1911 convention on 21 August.
At its August 1912 meeting, the Board of Directors ordered an audit of the International Association of Rotary Clubs' finances. The auditors recommended that the organization end its fiscal year on 30 June to give the secretary and treasurer time to prepare a financial statement for the convention and board, and determine the proper number of club delegates to the convention.
The executive committee concurred, and at its April 1913 meeting, designated 30 June as the end of the fiscal year. This also allowed for changes to the schedule for reporting club membership and payments. Even The Rotarian changed its volume numbering system to correspond to the fiscal year (beginning with vol. 5, July 1914).
Rotary continued to hold its annual conventions in July or August until 1917. Delegates to the 1916 event in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, approved a resolution to hold future conventions in June, mainly because of the heat in cities where most of them occurred. The next one was held 17-21 June in Atlanta, Georgia.
The term "Rotary year" has been used to signify Rotary's annual administrative period since at least 1913. An article in The Rotarian that July noted, "The Rotary year that is rapidly drawing to a close has been signalized by several highly successful joint meetings of Clubs that are so situated as to assemble together easily and conveniently."
Since the executive committee's decision in 1913, the end of the Rotary year has remained 30 June.
Polio took a hit at this year's Rotary convention in Sydney, Australia.
First there was the record-breaking climb across the Sydney Harbour Bridge that raised enough money to protect 240,000 kids from polio. On 30 May, two days before the official opening of the convention, 340 participants ascended the bridge, eclipsing the record previously held by Oprah Winfrey for most climbers on the bridge. Waving 278 flags, they also broke the Guinness World Record for most flags flown on a bridge.
Then it was announced that the World's Biggest Commercial, Rotary's public awareness campaign for polio eradication, set a Guinness World Record for largest photo awareness campaign. More than 100,000 people from 170 countries have uploaded their photos, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bill Gates, Archie Panjabi, Jackie Chan, and many more.
Kirkwood Rotary Club members, from left, Tom Riggs; Pete Broeder, club president;
Two are located at the Farmers' Market and two at Kirkwood Park; one near the tennis courts and the other at the concession stand near the ball fields. The Rotary emblem is prominently featured on each.
These rack's are being installed in connection with Kirkwood Rotary's annual community project. "In the past we built a gazebo at Manor Grove, a fishing dock at Walker Lake in Kirkwood Park, a pergola at Farmers' Market, shelving at Mudd's Grove and more," said Pete Broeder, club president.
"These bike racks respond to a need prompted by the popularity of the cycling public. In fact, the city is currently developing a plan, with the assistance of the park board, for Kirkwood to become a more pedestrian and bicycle friendly community," said Tom Riggs, Rotary club past president. "It is a healthy, enjoyable activity for people of all ages and our club is pleased to join the effort."
2014-2015 Slate of Candidates.
Our 2014-15 Club slate is as follows:
Plummer, Jack 05
Heimburger, John 11
Byerly, Barbara 19
Diel, James 19
Littlepage, Sterling 19
Mueller Jr., Richard 19
Linza, Dan 22
Croghan, Michael 25
German, Bill 29
Keightley, Robert 02
Cayce, Ginger 04
Meyers, David 05
Lavender, Deb 11
Tucker, Eric 17
Lumley, Carl 28
Purcell, David 14
Beyer, Bob 20
Riggs, Tom 22
Evans, Jane 24
Linza, Zoe 26
Smith, Blake 19
Todd, Lloyd 19