Rotary Foundation Committee
District Foundation Chair
Ken Smith
Mob 21-0718919
105 Kimihia Road
Huntly East 3700
District Foundation Administrator
Ross Pinkham
Mob 027 2428089
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District Grants Chair
Pat Taylor
(Tauranga Sunrise)
1 Belgrave Close, Bethlehem
Tauranga 3110

Mob: 021 347 7657

District Grants Stewardship Chair
Alan Hitchcock
(Tauranga Te Papa)
End Polio Now Chair
PolioPlus Society Chair
Scholarships Coordinator
Give Every Child a Future Champion
Endowments, Major Gifts, and Paul Harris Society Chair.
Georgia Rotary Student Programme Chair
Michelle Tanner
027 722 55 99 
Committee members
Alan Hitchcock (Tauranga Te Papa)
Aaron Kearney (Waikato Sunrise)
Ray Kitchen (Gisborne)
John Reid (Taradale)
Pat Taylor (Tauranga Sunrise)
Ken Smith (Huntly)
Michelle Tanner (Matamata)
Ann Owen (Katikati)
Russell Kilpatrick (Papamoa)
Ian Grant (Cambridge)
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.