Article 7         District Structure
7.010.       District Rotary Foundation Committee
7.020.       District Rotary Foundation Subcommittees

7.10.    District Rotary Foundation Committee
The district Rotary Foundation committee (DRFC) assists in educating, motivating, and inspiring Rotarians to participate in Foundation grant and fundraising activities in the district. The committee serves as the liaison between The Rotary Foundation and Rotarians. The subcommittee chairs are members of this committee.
 
The governor-elect is responsible for appointing committee members to fill vacancies, appointing committee chairs, and conducting planning meetings before the start of the year in office. The district governor is an ex-officio member of the committee and provides one of two authorizing signatures for the use of the District Designated Fund to reflect the decisions of the district Rotary Foundation committee. The current district governor cannot serve as the DRFC chair.  (April 2009 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 102)
Source:     April 2009 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 102
 
7.10.1.    Committee Qualifications
In addition to the minimum recommended qualifications established in the District Leadership Plan, it is recommended that Rotary Foundation committee members be past district governors, past assistant governors, effective past district subcommittee members, or experienced Rotarians. Committee members should be appointed based on their commitment to The Rotary Foundation as demonstrated through program participation and financial contributions.  (April 2009 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 102)
Source:     April 2009 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 102
 
7.10.2.    Training Requirements
All members of the district Rotary Foundation committee are expected to attend a regional Rotary Foundation seminar conducted by a regional Rotary Foundation coordinator (RRFC). In addition, all committee members are expected to attend and participate in the district team training seminar and other district training meetings. Committee members should participate in district training meetings as outlined in Article 23 of the Rotary Code of Policies. (April 2009 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 102)
Source:     April 2009 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 102
 
7.10.3.    Appointment and Term of District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair (DRFC chair)
To be effective, the district Rotary Foundation committee must have continuity of leadership; therefore, the district Rotary Foundation committee chair shall be appointed for a three-year term, subject to removal for cause. Any removal for cause must have the Trustee chair’s prior approval.

 

The district governor (if selected) scheduled for each of the years of the three-year term for the DRFC chair will participate in the selection of the DRFC chair. This selection should take place and be reported to TRF no later than 1 March before taking office on 1 July of the same calendar year. The district Rotary Foundation committee chair must have significant knowledge of, commitment to, and experience with Rotary Foundation activities. Districts will not have access to the District Designated Fund until the DRFC chair is appointed.
 
If a district splits into two or more districts, the DRFC chair of the old district will continue as the DRFC chair for the district where his or her club is located. The other new district will appoint a new DRFC chair in accordance with the appointment procedures explained in this Code of Policies.
 
If a district combines with other districts, a new DRFC chair will be appointed for each of the newly combined districts for a three-year term, commencing with the effective date of the combination.  (March 2012 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 120)
Source:     April 2009 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 102
Amended by March 2012 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 120
 
7.10.4.    Duties and Responsibilities of the District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair
The District Rotary Foundation Committee shall:
a)  Report to the district governor on all district Foundation activities monthly, including qualification status of clubs and district.
b)  Oversee and serve as an ex-officio member of all subcommittees.
c)  Together with the district governor, provide one of the two authorizing signatures for the use of the District Designated Fund to reflect the decisions of the district Rotary Foundation committee.
d)  Confirm that global grant applications are completed and confirm that the sponsor clubs are qualified.
e)  Serve as the primary contact for district grants.
f)  Oversee the district qualification process and compliance with the requirements of qualifying, including ensuring that the annual financial assessment of the financial management plan and its implementation is properly        distributed to the clubs in the district.
g)  Work with the governor and other district committee chairs to ensure Rotary Foundation activities are properly included in such committees.
h)  Work with the district governor, district trainer, and the district training committee to plan, organize, and promote district seminars, the district Rotary Foundation seminar, the    district training assembly, presidents-        elect training seminar, and grant management seminars, focusing on agenda and content.
i)   Provide support to club Foundation committees.
j)  Assist the governor-elect in obtaining input from Rotarians before establishing district Foundation goals for implementation during his/her term as governor.
k)  Assist the governor in nominating qualified recipients for district Rotary Foundation awards.
l)   Ensure Rotary Foundation grant activities are reported on at a district meeting to which all clubs are invited or eligible to attend, as required by the terms and conditions of Foundation grants.  (October 2013 Trustees       Mtg., Dec. 8)
Source:    April 2009 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 102
Amended by March 2012 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 120; October 2012 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 16; October 2013 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 8
 
 
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