The Rotary Foundation 


The Rotary Club of Weston Foundation Committee is charged with building a broad support for The Rotary Foundation programs, and leveraging TRF district and global grants to support our local and international projects.

The Rotary Foundation funds district grants and global grants. District grants are block grants to districts that fund scholarships, projects, and travel that align with the mission of The Rotary Foundation. Global grants fund scholarships, projects, vocational training teams, and some travel within the six areas of focus that are sustainable, measurable, and host community-driven.


The Rotary Foundation Mission

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

Through Foundation grants and programs, Rotarians and other contributors help change the world. They can finance a well for a village that lacks clean water, improve the environment, or provide scholarships to educate the next generation. The grants and programs available to Rotarians allow them to realize Rotary’s humanitarian mission throughout the world, including our number-one goal of eradicating polio.


Educational Programs

Group Study Exchange, Vocational Training Teams 
  • Cultural and Vocational Exchanges for business people between 25 and 40 in early stages of careers.
  • Program provides travel grant for teams to exchange visits in paired areas for a few weeks to experience the host country’s culture and institutions, and exchange vocational experience.
  • GSE teams are funded with District Grants and administered at the District Level. VTT teams have shorter, more focused exchanges and are funded with Glonal Grants. 
Educational Grants, Scholarships, World Peace Fellowships
  • Different Rotary scholarships are available at the District and Global level
  • District Grants can fund Ambassadorial Scholars and other educational scholarships 
  • Global Grants fund World Peace Fellowship and Rotary Scholars
Rotary Foundation Alumni

A goal of this committee is to develop a program to keep in touch with the Rotary Foundation alumni. If you are or know of a Rotary Foundation Alumni, former Ambassadorial Scholar, Group Study Exchange Team Member or another beneficiary of Rotary Foundation Programs living in our area of greater Weston, please contact us so that we can invite you to our events  and meetings!


Polio Plus

To eradicate polio, Rotarians have mobilized by the hundreds of thousands. They’re working to ensure that children are immunized against this crippling disease and that surveillance is strong despite the poor infrastructure, extreme poverty, and civil strife of many countries. Since the PolioPlus program’s inception in 1985, more than two billion children have received the oral polio vaccine.

Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge is the Rotary Foundation's response to the two grants totaling $355 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help eradicate polio. The challenge was completed in June 2012.


Individual Donors

The Rotary Foundation offers several ways to recognize Rotarians and friends for their generous support.

Naming opportunities
A named gift is an outright contribution to Annual Programs Fund that provides immediate funding for a program. One hundred percent of the gift is spent on a designated program in that given year.

Sustaining Member
Anyone who contributes US$100 or more per year to the Annual Programs Fund is automatically recognized as a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member. Sustaining Members are critical to the Foundation. If every club member contributed $100 every year, Rotary could nearly double its efforts to help needy people worldwide and support the continued growth of its programs. All gifts cumulatively count toward other Foundation recognition programs.

You may become a Benefactor by making the Permanent Fund a beneficiary in your estate plans or by donating $1,000 or more to the fund outright.

Bequest Society
Couples or individuals who have made commitments of $10,000 or more in their estate plans, such as in a will, living trust, or through whole or universal life insurance, can become Bequest Society members. All Bequest Society members receive recognition from the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation. Donors may elect to receive an engraved crystal recognition piece and a Bequest Society pin. You must ask to become a Bequest Society member by filling out a form.

Paul Harris Fellow
Donors of US$1,000 or more to the Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, or the Humanitarian Grants Program, or people who have that amount contributed in their name, can be recognized as Paul Harris Fellows.

Major Donor
The Rotary Foundation recognizes couples or individuals whose combined personal outright or cumulative giving has reached $10,000. All outright contributions made to the Foundation are included in this total, regardless of the gift designation. Recognition for giving is made at incremental levels, with Level Six commemorating $1 million or greater.

Arch C. Klumph Society
Donors whose cumulative gifts total $250,000 or more will become members of the Arch C. Klumph Society and have their photos displayed permanently in the Arch C. Klumph Gallery at RI headquarters.


Mission Statement

The Rotary Club of Weston addresses the service needs of our community through its organizational capabilities, member skills, volunteerism, and funding support. We focus our community service activities in the areas of Services to Youth (including education /scholarship/ learning development), Services to Families In Need, and International Projects as needs are identified.

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Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  • FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
The Four-Way Test

Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

The following code of conduct has been adopted for the use of Rotarians:

As a Rotarian, I will

  1. Act with integrity and high ethical standards in my personal and professional life
  2. Deal fairly with others and treat them and their occupations with respect
  3. Use my professional skills through Rotary to: mentor young people, help those with special needs, and improve people’s quality of life in my community and in the world
  4. Avoid behavior that reflects adversely on Rotary or other Rotarians
  5. Help maintain a harassment-free environment in Rotary meetings, events, and activities, report any suspected harassment, and help ensure non-retaliation to those individuals that report harassment.
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