The primary task of a Gundaker
Director is to act as a liaison between the local club
and the Gundaker Foundation. In this capacity, the director
should keep the club informed about major programs administered
by Gundaker. The Director can do this by simply giving
a monthly report to the club, or posting any items of
interest in a club newsletter. A few times a year, the
director will receive a newsletter, detailing the most
recent projects supported by Gundaker. These are an
excellent way to keep the club members informed.
The next major responsibility
as Director is to make sure that clubs takes full advantage
of all of the programs that the Foundation has to offer.
This is especially important for smaller clubs, which
can apply for matching funds available from Gundaker,
to leverage and build on their own projects which they
plan to undertake.
As a Director, you are
wholeheartedly encouraged to get involved. This will
give you better insight into the projects and programs
that the Foundation supports. The best way to do this
is to join one of the Gundaker Committees that oversee
the various programs. Many of these Committees correspond
by e-mail, so the time commitment on your part can be
Of course, another job
of each Director is to solicit donations from your club
members. The vast majority of Gundaker’s Budget
comes from the individual part of your role. The annual
Gundaker fund-raising campaign traditionally runs in
the Spring, to avoid conflicting with the Rotary International
Foundation, which raises money in the fall.
A final task is to recognize
club members for their contributions to the Gundaker
Foundation. Each Rotarian who contributes in excess
of $1,000 becomes a Guy Gundaker Fellow. As a Director,
you will be provided with records for your Club, which
details all of the past contributions to the Foundation.
When your Club Members achieve one of the different
levels of giving, it is the Director's job to request
an award for that level. A formal presentation ceremony
gives you another good platform from which to impart
to your club members the good things that the Gundaker
Foundation does for Clubs in our District!
a list of Club Director's and Committee Chairs
The Gundaker Foundation
meets the first Monday of the month at the Desmond
Hotel in Malvern, beginning with dinner at 6:00
p.m., meeting at 6:45 p.m.. Guests are welcome to attend.
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