Are You Contributing to the Rotary Foundation?


The Rotary Club of Ankeny currently has 62 "Active" and 10 "Honorary" members.  Of these 72 members, 40 are now Paul Harris Fellows and 13 are "Sustaining Members".   A Sustaining member is an individual that has agreed to contribute at least $100 per year to the Rotary Foundation.  That leaves 19 members that are not already a PHF or currently contributing to the Foundation.  Steve SchraderBachar, Foundation Chairman for the club plans to be contacting each member that is not currently contributing to the Foundation to discuss the mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International which 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." 


A Rotarian becomes a Paul Harris Fellow after he has contributed $1,000 to the Foundation or a combination of recognition points and dollars totaling 1,000 has been contributed in his name.  Donations made by members of the Ankeny club that are not as yet a PHF, are matched by donation from the club.  A member also receives one recognition point for each dollar contributed to the Foundation.  These recognition points can then be donated to another member of the club, family member, or any other non-Rotarian.   Our club currently has 10 members with over 1,000 recognition points that could be donated to make someone else a PHF.  You can check on the status of your recognition amounts and available recognition points by signing on the the Rotary International web site or contacting Steve SchraderBachar.