The Rotary Foundation Seminar Programme, 12th to 13th October, 2017, Riga

Objective of the seminar:

This seminar addresses all those who want to use Rotary’s resources more effectively to change the world for the better. We will look at good examples of project planning and grant management, consider what approaches to fundraising work for our districts and clubs, and strengthen our commitment to ending polio and supporting peace through Rotary. The seminar will be interactive and hands-on.

Thursday 12th October

9:00 – 13:30 Registration at Conference entrance

13:30 Call to Order Chair RRFC John Dunkley

RID Mikael Ahlberg: Welcome

RID Brian Stoyel: My Rotary moment

TRF Trustee Ken Schuppert: Into the second hundred years of the Rotary Foundation

FIRST SESSION: Making a difference through Rotary Foundation grants

14:00 – 15:30 Chair RRFC John Dunkley

  • DRFC Indra Klavina, D2410: How we made a difference in Latvia
  • John Dunkley: How to develop a good global grant:
    • roundtable discussion of cases
    • invited comments from two members of the cadre

ARRFC Aslan Guluev and PDG Himansu Basu

  • Manager Espen Malmberg, TRF: How to monitor and report a global grant

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee/Tea Break

SECOND SESSION: Promoting a peaceful world free of polio 

16:00 – 17: 30 Chair RRFC Mike Parry

  • Rotary Peace Scholar Peter Dien: How I see the impact of the Rotary Peace Programme
  • EPNZC Christina Bredin: Countdown to history – we will end polio for good roundtable discussion on how we can keep up our enthusiasm and commitment  
  • Panel discussion: Everything you always wanted to know about polio, but could not ask (moderator Christina Bredin)

Trustee Ken Schuppert, EPNZC Reg Ling, PolioPlus National Advocacy Advisor Matti Honkala,            Dr. Patrick O’Connor WHO


Friday 13th October

THIRD SESSION:  We continue doing good in the world – fundraising and donations

9:00 – 11.30 Chair EMGA Steve Munns

  • How can your zone help you in Rotary Foundation matters – introduction of RRFCs, ARRFCs, EMGAs and EPNZCs (what we can do and who we are)
  • RRFC Mike Perry: Donation situation with respect to zones 15, 16, 17 and 18A
  • Karena Bierman, Manager of gift planning, Rotary International: A Rotarian’s personal commitment to the Rotary Foundation – different possibilities
  • Panel discussion: Bequest Society (moderator EMGA Ingrid Berget)

Karena Bierman, EMGA Alasdair Seale (UK), PRID Per Høyen (DK), PDG Virpi Honkala (FI)

  • Roundtable discussion: how the information we have learnt today can be used in our zones
  • RRFC Leila Risteli: Closing remarks
  • Trustee Kenneth Schuppert: Closing of the seminar