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Greetings!

Hopefully, we’ve all are adjusting to the time change (however annoying that darkness descends so early). The good news is that the cooler temps are coming!

Our District did very well in honoring World Polio Day last month. The numbers are not out yet but our clubs were focused on the mission to eradicate polio. We did fundraisers, events focusing on our successful PolioPlus campaign, as well as educating our friends and neighbors on our achievement of 99.99% reduction of polio from our planet. With the elimination of Types 2 and 3 of the wild polio strain, only Type 1 remains. Congratulations, Rotarians! (Note: The count now stands at 100 of new cases this year to date; last year’s total was 37. We still have work to do!) And, thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s matching our gifts 2:1, our dollar donations get tripled! What a great, giving world we live in!

November is Foundation month. As Rotarians, The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is our charity of choice. Through TRF, we participate in the PolioPlus initiative, support projects in our 6 Areas of Focus, and fund District and Global Grants through giving to the Annual Fund. While most Rotarians give quarterly through their dues statements, there are other services that donations can be given.

Most of us know about what it takes to be a Paul Harris Fellow ($1,000 donation and/or points equalling 1,000), but there is a simple way to do more: become a Paul Harris Society (PHS) member.

My goal this year is to sign up just 1 new PHS member in each of our 46 clubs! Sounds easy, n’est pas? To be a PHS member, you pledge to give $1,000 per year to the Annual Fund (or to PolioPlus) until you reach $9,000, or PHF+8. Sound unsurmountable? That actually equates to $85 a month when pledged through a credit card! We have PHS forms for your pledge or you can contact our District PHS Chair Leo Phillips or the club Foundation chair.

We do need to increase our giving to the Annual Fund: our District Designated Funds (DDF) that we use for our local grants that benefit our communities comes from this source. Don’t you wish we had more DDF to receive for our club projects? This is the plan, plain and simple: become a Paul Harris Fellow, a sustaining member who pays $100 per year to TRF, or one of our other products–Benefactor, Bequeath Society, Major Donor, Arch Klump Society–where your donation goes to the Annual Fund or PolioPlus. (Note: Designations to any of the 6 Areas of Focus go to specific purposes; they do not qualify for DDF.)

The Foundation is an amazing–and complex–organization. Attend the Foundation Seminar on November 9th at Keiser University in Tradition or sign up for RLI (Rotary Leadership Institute) in April to learn more about YOUR Rotary Foundation. Hope to see you there!

Donna Gaiser, District Governor

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Upcoming District Events

DG visit to RC of Boca Raton Central
November 12th 2019
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DG visit to RC of Singer Island
November 15th 2019
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Camp RYLA
November 22nd - November 26th 2019
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DG visit to RC of The Northern Palm Beaches
December 10th 2019
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DG visit to RC of North Brevard
December 15th 2019
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DG visit to RC Palm Beach
January 2nd 2020
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DG official visit to RC of Indialantic
January 8th 2020
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DG visit to Jupiter-Tequesta
January 14th 2020
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District Conference
May 1st - May 3rd 2020
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🇱🇷 Today, Our club would like to take a moment to recognize all who have served, especially our members, who took a moment to share with us this past Friday. For your Service, we say: THANK YOU!! 🇱🇷 ...

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Help us to make an impact on local families in need this holiday season!
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11 hours ago

PP Carol Wyatt (right) and PE Connie Cox thank Jerome Rhyant for his recent program featuring The Love Center and Tree Trimmers USA. For information see www.treetrimmersusa.com or call 772-460-0778. ...

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