Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair

Back by big demand!  On Saturday, November 19, 2022, the Rotary Foundation Grant Seminar was attended by 70 Rotarians from many clubs who are now qualified for 2022-23 and 2023-24 Grant Applications.  The purpose was to give members of Rotary and Rotaract Clubs the opportunity of learning more about the Rotary Foundation and how the Grants program works, including what is required of Clubs that want to apply for District and Global Grants. Rotary and Rotaract Clubs are qualified once at least two of their members have attended this workshop or completed the on-line training modules.  In addition, the Clubs must submit a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for each year to the District. Members of Rotary and Rotaract Clubs interested in attending the Workshop, held in Oshawa, must register by visiting the District’s website

The program for the seminar, was held at the Oshawa and District Shrine Hall.  The formal program started with District Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace which included an overview of the Rotary Foundation, its mission and funding and the Share Program (by District 7070 Grants Chair Lars Henriksson) , followed by a Polio update by Past District Governor and Past Chair of Rotary's PolioPlus Committee, Dr Bob Scott. Both District Grant and Global Grant projects were covered, including case presentations by Steve Rutledge and Lennis Trotter.