Still time to get involved in the USA-Mexico Friendship/Global Grants Exchange & Rotary Foundation Conference
Sedona, Arizona – November, 19-22 2015
Special Guest Speakers:
Paul A. Netzel, Rotary Foundation Chair and Trustee & Susan Doxtator, TRF Latin American Regional Grants Officer
For the past 15 years Rotarians from several districts have come together on an alternating basis meeting each year in either Mexico or Arizona. Interested clubs, their members and district leaders, bring projects, talk about needs, and target those areas and grants that can be funded. They also bring commitments for both cash and District Designated Funds to enable selected projects to take place. And Oh yes!…they have a lot of fun as well. Social events and work projects take place during this event and I can promise you that very few people leave rested…there is just too much work to do and fun to have.
This year for District 5510 and 5490 this event features our Rotary Foundation Day. We have 2 very special speakers coming to bring us up to date on all that is going on in our Foundation and the impact that it makes in not only the lives of others but ours as well. If you cannot make the entire conference, why not just make the 90 minute drive up and spend the day with us on Saturday and you can be back at home in time for dinner…that is the time that Barb and I eat!
So after 15 yea
rs does this conference really do any good? Let’s just look at the last 3 years efforts;
Total grants (projects completed)-29
Total project value $1,341,039.00
Projects include burn treatment equipment, community gardens, water tanks and fresh water filtering, wheelchairs, economic development and community development.
And no…all the money does not go to Mexico-in fact $468,656.00 came to us in Arizona, the last grant providing clean water for Yarnell Arizona. That figure works out to 35 percent of all monies raised.
This link USA-Mex Reg 2015 provides a basic outline of the event and schedule and explains how to register. If you do business in any parts of Mexico( like Rocky Point) or if you or your club would like to help offset some of the expenses of the conference a sponsorship form is enclosed as well. USA-Mex Reg 2015
Become a part of a 15 year history that brings together Rotarians from different countries for the common good-and make some new friends.
PDG Abe Feder-602-622-7289—email@example.com