Y2016 Rotary Foundation Seminar in Bačkonys

2016-03-24 « Back
On March 4th in Bačkonys conference center was held District 1462 Rotary Foundation Seminar.
The annual Rotary seminar was attended by representatives of most Lithuanian Rotary clubs while some clubs delegated even two members - a total of nearly 70 Rotarians. The seminar participants were greeted by Rotary Club "Dipolis" community, which always meets exactly in Bačkonys place.
The Rotary Foundation workshop began at 4 p.m. Dipolis RC President Marius Plitninkas welcomed participants and made an introductory speech presenting the seminar agenda.
The seminar continued with PDG Virginijus Kontrimas (Head of RF Committee) presentation that was held for club members who are responsible for the Rotary Foundation's projects. This seminar is mandatory if the club is planning apply to the 1462 District on the support provided to carry out foundation activities in 2016-2017 period.
The Rotary Foundation (TRF) grant model includes regional grants (District Grants), global grants (Global Grants), and districts are allowed to decide independently which project (s) they would like to support. For the district and separate clubs to use this model, there are several requirements that must be fulfilled by both parties. Both the district and private clubs to get TRF funding, in particular, have annually to gain qualifications:
  • Mandatory participation of club representative in Rotary Foundation seminar.
  • Signed Club Qualification Memorandum of Understanding.
  • Assigned and declared responsible for the Fund person (Club Foundation Chair) at www.rotary.org site.
  • The club must have paid Rotary International and District taxes.
  • When the funding is declared in the club separate bank account of the project must be a contribution of the club itself. Co-financing intensity of 1: 1, maximum 2.5 thousand Eur.
PDG Vygintas Grinis practically demonstrated the filling of project application directly on the site www.rotary.org Global Grant support from the Regional Project "Suicide prevention model and its application in the Municipality of Lithuania" as an example.
Global grants offer a minimum World Fund award of US$15,000 for a minimum project budget of $30,000. Global grants projects must be focused on the following six areas:
·                Peace and conflict prevention/resolution;
·                Disease prevention and treatment;
·                Water and sanitation;
·                Maternal and child health;
·                Basic education and literacy;
·                Economic and community development.
The seminar was concluded by RC Dipolis brothers Aurelius Daškevičius and Remigijus Savickas, who conducted the project "Atpažink ir pakalbėk" abridged version of the "Suicide Prevention" trainings and included Rotary club participants in the energy exercises, posing an inner vitality.
After the workshop followed dinner in an informal environment, allowing different club members to socialize together and share their local projects. Most tough participants ended the evening in Bačkonys bathhouse.


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