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Happy Holidays to All of You!  As Global Grant Chair for our  Rotary District 7170, I recently received this following letter from Carole Coppins - ED for Binghamton's YWCA.  She had just returned from Haiti where she met with the Director of the YWCA in Port au Prince.  She had hoped to coordinate a district grant directed towards their needs, however because of the time constraint,  this won't be feasible.  So - Carole is asking that our local clubs consider this appeal individually.  The letter follows, and I hope your club and perhaps its individual members might respond generously.  Thank you -  Lana Rouff

 

To:  YWCA Binghamton, NY   -Mrs Carol Coppens  

Your Solidarity Is Needed To Help Us Sustain Our Programs

 

Dear Sister YWCA of Binghamton -  

The Young Women's Christian Association Haiti (YWCA Haiti) is proud to be an affiliated member of the global YWCA movement and to have helped empower thousands of young women over the years, gradually transforming the power structures in our society. The YWCA Haiti was founded on November 28th, 2008 and began to actively support girls and young women living in difficult conditions outside the city of Port-au-Prince after the January 12, 2010 earthquake.

Thanks to the generosity of sister organizations worldwide wanting to facilitate the healing process of earthquake survivors, the YWCA Haiti was able to address the enormous problems girls and young women faced. Later, we opened the Youth Center where we provide after school tutoring services and soft skills programming to girls and young women aged 6 to 18 years old. Our Center is considered a safe space, feeding nearly two hundred girls every day who come from the most deprived and marginalized areas of Pétion-Ville.  

Through the Leadership Academy program, we have trained approximately two thousand young women aged 19 to 35, who are better equipped to face daily life challenges, make important life choices and be more competitive in the job market. Many of these program participants come from areas such as Cité-Soleil and Martissant that are at the mercy of violent street gangs. They come from these areas where girls live in despair and danger every week determined to learn and to lead positive changes in their lives and their community.  

Today the YWCA Haiti is facing a very difficult financial situation. Yearly, around 20 to 25% of our budget relies on our fund-raising activities. Unfortunately, due to the instable financial, economic and political situation in Haiti in 2018, our fund-raising efforts have led to a poor outcome, leaving us with a gap of one-month worth of costs to be able to fully complete our year. 

Over the past decade, we have been successful in attracting funding from renowned donors such as USAID, World Bank, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), American Red Cross (ARC) and Horyzon Switzerland. As we approach our 10th anniversary, however, we are facing a severe financial crisis that puts the continuity of our daily activities in jeopardy. We need the help of our YWCA sisters more than ever to support our programs. While we are doing everything in our power to keep our Youth Center open in December, your solidarity would represent an important step in maintaining our programs, which are essential for the well-being of our girls.

To facilitate donations from anywhere in the world, a GoFundMe page has been created: https://www.gofundme.com/ywca-haiti-fundraising-initiative. Our immediate goal is to raise $10,000 but each contribution counts and will make a difference in the lives of our participants. To know more about the YWCA Haiti and our programs, visit our website: www.ywcahaiti.org.

We thank you in advance for your solidarity, your generosity and sisterhood.  

--

Sandrine Kenol Wiener
YWCA Haiti
Program Manager
Board Vice-President
509-3816-0555

skenol@ywcahaiti.org

 

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Change starts with me

 

Rotarian Karin Davies, a retired pediatrician and a member of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, California, marshaled resources and connected key players to establish a curriculum for neonatal care at the University of Gondar’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences in Ethiopia,  which is helping reduce their high infant mortality rate. 

 

Davis led four vocational training team trips to Gondar between 2015 and 2017. The team, funded by a $107,000 Rotary Foundation Global Grant, trained 73 health care providers who now teach classes for midwives, nurses, and medical students on resuscitation techniques and post-recitation care for newborns.

 

She relates that she had just finished teaching a group of Ethiopian health care providers a life-saving technique for newborn babies, when a third-year obstetric resident came rushing in - “It really works,” he said. The night before, he had delivered an infant who was born limp and not breathing. After several unsuccessful attempts to stimulate the baby’s breathing, he used a technique, known as positive pressure ventilation, that he had learned only the day before. Within minutes, the baby was screaming. 

 

 “We saw the power of vocational training right before our eyes.”  Your contribution to TRF enables this happen!  Thank you

Whenever a global grant is awarded – a global grant consists of a project’s budget over $30,000 up to $200,000, The Rotary Foundation provides technical expertise.  Called the Global Grant Cadre of Technical Advisors, it maintains a registry of individuals that serve in countries other than their own.  These Rotarians are qualified in areas of health, education, literacy, water, small business, micro-credit and financial auditing - in other words chartered accountants and certified public accountants.  Cadre members are fluent in a variety of languages which include French, Spanish, Portuguese and other language skills.  They conduct on-site project visits for two to three days with written reports upon their return.  This technique assures the validity of the project and its sustainability. 

 

The Rotary Foundation welcomes individuals who might join the cadre.  If you are interested contact the Rotary Foundation at 847-866-3000.   Thank you.  

 

Now that the holiday season is upon us – many of us are scurrying around trying to find the best gift for our families, our neighbors, teachers and more.  Here is an idea that will save all of you a great deal of time and give you an enormous feeling of satisfaction!  

 

In place of that gift, why not give the gift of Rotary thorough The Rotary Foundation?  A $100 contribution can help provide textbooks for one elementary school in Zambia, provide a hearing aid for a deaf child in Pakistan, buy de-worming tablets for 112 children in the Philippines, pay for cataract operations for three blind people in India, or provide 230 blankets for the elderly in the winter months of Korea! And there are many more opportunities even within our own country!  

 

For more information contact The Rotary Foundation at 866-9 ROTARY (866-976-8279).  Thank you for your generosity.  

We need your help!  As part of a grant awarded to our district to address opioid abuse within our communities -  thousands of flyers listing the signs and symptoms of opioid abuse as well as flyers listing the drugs that can become addictive - were printed.  To date over 75,000 flyers have been distributed within our district - BUT we still have more.  You can help with this distribution!   
 
Last week Robin Alpaugh from Senator Askar's office took 16,000 to be distributed to government agencies - hundreds were given to social services and more to area hospitals!  Can members of your club help - can you ask area schools - banks - universities - medical offices - local papers -  gas stations - supermarkets - if they would distribute the flyers. Go back to places that originally took them and see if they need more.
 
The flyers can be mailed to you - at no cost to your club.  Please let me know how many you would like and they will be sent immediately. 
 
Opioid abuse continues to plague our communities - Rotarians such as yourself can help by educating our population on how to address this epidemic.
 
Thank you for your help.  Lana Rouff & JoAnn Wickman


 

In today’s world one in four victims of slavery are children, and 10 million children are considered slaves!  300,000 child soldiers are forced to fight wars, 700 million women alive today are married as children, and 17.2 million children are working as domestic workers.  A new partnership with the Rotary Action Group Against Slavery and Freedom United is giving Rotarians a chance to do something to stop it.   Freedom United is a nonprofit organization that has mobilized millions of partners, activists and advocates through online campaigns to convince governments and companies to end slavery. 

 

Through its website, Rotary clubs of any size can sign up to form “freedom rings,” which raise community awareness of slavery while sharing information with one another through an online platform.  Freedom United helps Rotary clubs plan a two-hour community event by arranging speakers that can include experts, survivors, and representatives of local nonprofits that are already fighting modern slavery.  One of these rings in Chattanooga, Tennessee is planning a gala fundraiser; in Raleigh, NC a walk/run to raise awareness is planned.  And another ring is organizing a “red sand project,” where volunteers sprinkle red sand in the cracks of city streets to represent all the people in the world who are enslaved.  And in Johnson City, New York – purple pinwheels were planted in a major traffic circle.

 

Support from People in Action to The Rotary Foundation enables this to happen.  Thank you.   

Communities around the world are making a difference at home and across the seas.  Right now, they feed the hungry, tutor disadvantaged children, maintain parks and playgrounds and more.  Since the installation of more than 175 solar lights, families living on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, USA can now read, work, and study long after the sun sets.  Rotary helps Tanzanians with albinism find safe futures.  It offers Judo for Brazilian youth as an escape from the slums;  in Canada, Rotary clubs help refugees start new lives and in Australia clubs help end domestic violence.

 

Your contribution to The Rotary Foundation enables these projects to happen.  Thank you. 

Last week we talked about various projects that were accomplished through Rotary’s global grants in the USA.  Here are a few more:

 

1.     Dental Equipment and oral healthcare services were provided by Rotarians to low-income residents in Ventura, Cty, California.

2.    In Pittsburgh, PA and Richmond, California, Rotary provided free longitudinal care for 75 patients at two Rotacare Free medical clinics.

3.    It provided a baseball clinic with a focus on teamwork and anti-bullying among youngsters ages 7-16 in Yonkers, New York.

4.    It developed and implemented a school based dental model within two schools in Cabell County, West Virginia.

5.    And it created a “Kids Club Literary Project” to promote age/grade level reading for children living in Loveland Housing Authority apartments in Loveland, Colorado. 

 

These projects had a budget of over $30,000 and were initiated by clubs and districts within the United States with financial support from countries outside the US. Your contribution to The Rotary Foundation enabled this to happen.  Thank you.  

 

In 2017, the majority of The Rotary Foundation’s global grants were awarded to clubs and districts outside the United States; however many of our US districts have recognized immediate needs within our own country.  Working within the grant process:

 

1.     A health service center was created in Salinas, California to assist homeless residents in their community and helped them obtain references to healthcare professionals.

2.    In Greensboro Alabama, Rotary provided financial literacy and small business development trainings for at risk youth.

3.    Rotary provided a social and job skill training program targeting unemployed and underemployed residents of West Coconut Grove, a Bahamian founded community in Miami, Florida.

4.    It equipped a mobile vision unit to serve patients in a region of rural Appalachia.

5.    And in UpState New York, it developed a grant to address the severe epidemic of opioid/heroin abuse.

 

Your generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation enabled this to happen!   

Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus in order to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.

We learned about three areas last week and here are the others;

Saving mothers and children: Nearly 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation.  Rotary expands access to quality care, so mothers and their children can live and grow stronger.

 

Supporting education: More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate.  Rotary’s goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. And finally

 

Growing local economies: Rotary carries out service projects that enhance economic and community development and creates opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old.  Rotary also strengthens local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women in impoverished communities.  

 

Your support of TRF enables this to happen.  Thank you. 

 

 

 

Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus in order to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world. Three of these focus areas are:

 

1.    Promoting peace: Rotary encourages conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures.  We train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict and help refugees who have fled dangerous areas.

 

2.    Fighting disease:  We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria.  We improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in developing areas. AND

 

3.    Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene:  We support local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people every day.  We don’t just build wells and walk away.  We share our expertise with community leaders and educators to make sure our projects succeed long-term.  

 

Learn about the other three next week!  Your contribution to the Rotary Foundation enables this to happen.  Thank you.  

In 2009, Salvador Rico stood in the waters of the Russian River in Northern California with other members of the Rotary Club of South Ukiah.  They were there for a river clean-up, during which they removed toilets, refrigerators, car parts, and garbage.  

 

After participating in the Russian River cleanup, Rico’s thoughts turned to the Ameca River which flows past his father’s farm in western Mexico.  That was where his oldest sister contracted polio which killed her in the 1960s.  He also thought of another river, the Lerma, which carried trash and toxic waste from Guadalajara.

 

With the help of Rotary clubs in Mexico and California cleanups were organized and the project eventually expanded to become Cleaning the Rivers of the World which has challenged Rotary clubs across the globe to clean up a river.  The initiative has been adopted by the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group as well as the Environmental Sustainability Action Group that have initiated cleanup projects in Colombia, India, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey and Venezuela, Mexico and in the US.

 

Your contribution to the Rotary Foundation supports this project and helps sustain a better world. Thank you. 

While many people would like to think that slavery was a tragedy of the past, the truth is that it still exists today, with up to 46 million people enslaved worldwide.  The Rotarian Action Group Against Slavery has a strategy for fighting this horrible problem, working at the local level:

 

In a village in northeastern India the action group is tackling the problem of debt bondage.  With the help of 13 clubs, a district grant from the Rotary Club of Binghamton, New York, and other sources, the action group provided $36,000 to the Schools4Freedom which works with local partners to battle debt bondage. 

 

Poverty, illiteracy, innumeracy, and natural disasters that destroy crops or homes can leave villagers vulnerable to debt bondage in rural villages.  When people don’t have enough to eat, or a roof over their head and their family is quite literally alive, they will often turn to whatever means are possible for survival.  Families may seek an arrangement with a business owner who asks them to sign a contract that they can’t read and therefore can’t understand, and they inadvertently trade their freedom for survival. 

 

Within a three-year period, The School4Freedom establishes a school inside the village that educates those enslaved of their basic rights and often gives them a trade.  It helps bring the once enslaved village to a position of strength resulting in their freedom.

 

Your contribution to The Rotary Foundation enables this to happen.  Thank you. 

Through academic training, study and practice, The Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts, for peace and conflict prevention and resolution in their communities and around the globe.  Each year, up to 100 Rotary Peace Fellows are chosen to participate in a master’s degree (lasting 2 years) program or a certificate program (lasting 3 months) at one of our partner universities.  Fellows study subjects related to the root causes of conflict and explore innovative solutions that address real-world needs.  

As of 2016-17, there were 1247 Rotary Peace Fellows working around the world.  Peace centers can be found in Bangkok, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tokyo, England, Australia and Sweden.  

Your contribution to TRF enables this to happen.  Thank you.  

We’re so close to eradicating polio.  But to fully eradicate this deplorable disease we still need $1.5 billion to finish the job.  Why?  Even if the last case of polio is identified this year, a huge amount of work will remain to ensure that it stays “GONE”, which means vaccinating children for at least three more years.  To ensure that polio is truly eradicated forever it must be detected.  This requires continuous surveillance that is complicated and costly: first doctors and community health workers must monitor children for acute flaccid paralysis and second is the process that involves local authorities collecting samples from sewage systems or in places that don’t have adequate sanitation facilities, including rivers or bodies of water near a large group of residents. 

 

In addition, large scale vaccinations are enormous undertakings that require money as well as thousands of volunteers on the ground.  And in places where the vaccination programs have been successful, the challenge is to locate and vaccinate that small percentage of children who have been missed.  The vaccine itself isn’t the biggest expense, it’s the distribution of the vaccine – i.e. transportation and staffing.  A vaccination campaign is almost mind-bogglingly complex.  Rotarians’ contributions pay for planning by technical experts, large-scale communication efforts to make people aware of the benefits of vaccinations and the dates of the campaign, plus support for volunteers to go door-to-door in large cities as well as in remote areas that may not appear on any map. 

 

Yes, we are 99.9% there.  Now is the hardest part and with your help our goal to eradicate polio will be accomplished and celebrated.  Thank you for your support. 

In Vancouver, British Columbia there exists a Police Tactical Training Center a state-of-the-art facility complete with firing range, simulation rooms, gymnasium, and classrooms. A Rotary Peace Fellow named Bryan Nykon, has put his police experience and his education as a Rotary Peace Fellow to work in this facility.  He trains police members to de-escalate unpredictable situations and to use words in place of force, when possible, to control confrontations.

 

Bryan’s duties include teaching high-yield, low-risk judo combined with the tactical police judo, focusing on control tactics best suited to street-level policing and self-defense. The approach incorporates empty-handed control and defensive tactics like arm-grabbing or using pressure points.

 

The highest risk of violence generally occurs during an arrest. Bryan teaches his students that risk can be avoided by something as simple as altering your arm grip. One grip gives the person enough room to swing around with a kick, while another can prevent that from happening. Everyone’s safer when a fight is avoided.

Law enforcement agencies have policies that guide the use of force, describing an escalating series of actions to resolve a situation. Police officers are instructed to respond with a level of force appropriate to the situation. The policies acknowledge that the officer may have to move from one part of the continuum to another in a matter of seconds. This is a key area where Bryan’s training at the Rotary Peace Center influences how he instructs recruits and experienced police officers.

The use of words, or when necessary open hand control, can reduce the need for a baton or Taser-like device, thus avoiding interactions that can intensify into prolonged confrontations with a community lasting weeks.

Byran has learned at the Rotary Peace Center, that critical listening is the most important lesson which he uses now in training police officers. “Police officers need to listen to find out what is happening, how they can help, and who is responsible before applying any kind of force, whenever possible … “You need to really listen to understand what the person is saying. Do they understand what is happening, is there a language barrier, drugs, or a cognitive challenge?”

It is rewarding to see a Rotary Peace Fellow applying their skills, experience, and training to reduce the need for the use of force in the community.  Your contribution to The Rotary Foundation enables this to happen.  Thank you.

The Rotary Foundation has a unique funding cycle that utilizes contributions for programs three years after they are received.  The three-year cycle gives districts time for program planning and participant selections, and allows The Rotary Foundation to invest the contributions.  The earnings from those investments help pay for the Foundation’s administration, program operations and fund development costs. 

 

At the end of the three year period – say in 2021-22, ½ of district’s contribution made in Rotary year 2018 – 19 is returned to the district for district projects while the other half is placed in the World Fund which is used to match project expenses and support the fight to eradicate polio. 

 

This approach of using donations wisely has won a four star rating from Charity Navigator for many years. 

 

Please consider supporting The Rotary Foundation now and get involved in planning future projects.  Thank you. 

 

About three years ago, on the nightly news in Berlin, Rotarian Pia Skarabis-Querfeld saw refugees arriving in Berlin after fleeing war, persecution, and poverty in their home countries. Wanting to help, she gathered a bag of clothes to donate and headed to a nearby gym filled with refugees.

 

When she arrived at the gymnasium to drop off her donation, Skarabis-Querfeld found sick children, most of them untreated because hospitals in the area were overrun. Helpers were not allowed to give out pain relievers or even cough syrup due to legal constraints. All they could do was send people to the emergency room if they looked extremely ill.

 

Seeing this, and knowing about the treacherous journeys the refugees had just made across land and sea, Skarabis-Querfeld, who is a medical doctor and Rotarian, returned that same afternoon with medical supplies and her husband, Uwe Querfeld, who is a professor of pediatrics and also a Rotarian. The couple spent most of that holiday season treating patients in the gymnasium. 

 

“The suffering of the people, their bitter fate, … wouldn’t let go of me,” says Skarabis-Querfeld.  “You just don’t forget.”

 

What began as a single act of charity eventually evolved into an all-encompassing volunteer project: Over the next three years, Skarabis-Querfeld would build a nonprofit organization called Medizin Hilft (Medicine Helps) and run a network that, at peak times, would include more than 100 volunteers helping thousands of refugees at community centers, tent camps, and other shelters across the city.  Today, her nonprofit continues to treat patients who have nowhere else to turn.

 

The Rotary Club of Berlin-Nord was quick to support Skarabis-Querfeld’s nonprofit. National media took notice of her efforts, and other Rotary clubs, including Rotary Club of Berlin-Tiergarten, joined the effort.  A Rotary global grant of $160,000 made it possible for Medizin Hilft to run an open.med clinic as well as information campaigns.

 

People of Action continue to make a difference in the world and your support of The Rotary Foundation enables this to happen.  Thank you.

 

Ricardo Roman was shopping with his wife at a department store in Chile in 2012 when a woman in her early 20s approached him.  He didn’t recognize her – for two good reasons – he had last seen her more than a decade earlier and her smile had changed drastically! 

 

Roman, a member of the Rotary Club of Renaca, Chile, is the national coordinator of a program that has helped thousands of children in Chile with cleft lips, palates, and other birth defects – including this stranger who now wanted to give Roman a hug. 
 

She told me, “This is my Rotarian smile,” Roman recalls, his voice full of emotion, “It was a very gratifying moment.”

 

Since 1993 Rotarians in Chile and the United States have teamed up to provide life-altering reconstructive surgeries.  The project was started by California Rotarians and has evolved into a nonprofit organization that has since sent teams to 26 countries. 

 

This is another example of Rotary’s People of Action and how Rotarian’s ability to give works!  Thank you

 

A quote:  “What we as Rotarians do is touch other people … open the horizon to them … say “You matter.”  You see, the five men who chose me to become an Ambassador Scholar are gone … but they’re not.  They never will be. Because along the way, I will in my own share with others – and have what those five men and the 60 members of the Marshall (Texas) Rotary and the tens of thousands of other members of Rotary did in 1956 when they said, “Bill Moyers, you can matter.  This quote was said by Bill Moyers, TV journalist and commentator, and former Deputy Director of the Peace Corps.

 

Although Ambassadorial Scholarships per se are no longer available– Rotary still offers a myriad of scholarships for secondary, undergraduate or graduate study through club, district and global scholarships.

 

For more information about scholarships - contact your club president or district governor. Your continued financial support enables this to happen.   Thank you.

 

 

During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.  With your help, countless lives have been made better in your communities and the world.  The Rotary Foundation impacts communities through its grants program which offers two opportunities for funding:

 

District Grants fund small, short term activities that address needs in your community and communities abroad.  Each district chooses which activities it will fund with these grants.

 

And Global Grants that fund large-scale international activities with sustainable and measurable results that support Rotary’s six area of focus.  Activities include humanitarian projects, scholarships and vocational training teams. 

 

As a Rotarian you are eligible to participate in any one of these programs where it interests you.  Just contact your club and/or District Foundation chair. 

 

Thank you. 

 

The Rotary Foundation was founded in 1917 by Rotary International’s sixth present, Arch C. Klumph as an endowment fund for Rotary “to do good in the world.”  It has grown from an initial contribution in 1917 of $26.50 from The Rotary Club of Kansas City, Missouri to more than $4.4 billion dollars in total contributions. The Rotary Foundation made its first grant of $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children in 1930, and to this day, it continues to “do good in the world” in the name of Rotary.Sixty-eight years later, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed more than $1.7 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute more than $7.2 billion to the effort.

Over the next year, a short weekly message about The Rotary Foundation, its programs and the need for your support will be shared with you.  To begin – here is a quote from Paulo Costa, Past President of Rotary International in 1990-91.  “Rotary International’s masterpiece is The Rotary Foundation.  It transforms our dreams into splendid realities … it is the most generous expression of Rotarian generosity that not only brings benefits but also brings help and cooperation to solve the problems that affect mankind. The Rotary Foundation achieves the best that mankind can possibly achieve.”

 

It is an honor to belong to Rotary International and to be part of such an organization that not only makes a difference in the world and our communities, but as People of Action serves above self.  

 

Thank you. 

What does The Rotary Foundation do with its money?  It spends its charitable contributions on multiple programs – from the eradication of polio, to scholarships, vocational training teams, Rotary Peace Centers, and humanitarian projects.  The funds are used for programs and projects about which Rotarians feel passionate. With a four-star rating by Charity Navigator for ten years in a row and over 1.2 million Rotarians over-seeing the funds at a grassroots level, its funds are in amazing hands doing amazing work in our communities and abroad.  

 

Your contributions enable this to happen.  Thank you

 
 
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