Rotary Foundation Committee
District Foundation Chair
Ken Smith
Mob 21-0718919
105 Kimihia Road
Huntly East 3700
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District Grants Chair
Pat Taylor
(Tauranga Sunrise)
1 Belgrave Close, Bethlehem
Tauranga 3110

07 579 3154  Mob: 021 280 0000


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District Grants Stewardship Chair
Rob Rowson JP
7b Walnut Grove
Mob: 027 249 8391


End Polio Now Coordinator
Scholarships Coordinator
Give Every Child a Future Champion
Georgia Rotary Student Programme Coordinator 
Michelle Tanner
027 722 55 99 
Skype: mtannerinnz
Paul Harris Society and
Major Donor Chair
Patrick Cummings
Mob 027 449 4494
Committee members
DG Ross Pinkham (Taradale)
DGE Kevin Forgeson (Te Kuiti)
DGN Bill Robinson (Cambridge)
Dist Treas Keith Adern (Tauranga Te Papa)
Patrick Cummings (Hamilton)
Gretchen Earle (Te Puke)
Aaron Kearney (Waikato Sunrise)
Ray Kitchen (Gisborne)
Jacqui Matthews (Napier)
John McNickle (Turangi)
John Reid (Taradale)
Rob Rowson (Whakatane)
Pat Taylor (Tauranga Sunrise)
Ken Smith (Huntly)
Michelle Tanner (Matamata)
John van Boheemen (Whakatane)
Chris Webb (Thames)
The graphic below demonstrates how contributions to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation find their way into a wide range of Rotary services projects both locally and internationally.
It is important to note that 50% of every dollar contributed to the Foundation returns to our district after three years as ‘District Designated Funds’ (DDF). During that time it earns interest that contributes to the administrative overhead of the Foundation.
As the graphic shows, the district has wide discretion to use DDF share in a number of different ways. Half of the DDF each year is available for district grants to clubs.
The 50% that remains in the world fund is used to support the global work of Rotary in the form of global grants for humanitarian projects, Vocational Training Teams, and Scholarships … all of which can also have a direct connection to our individual clubs and our district.