Rotary Foundation Committee
District Foundation Chair 
David Campbell
134 Town Point Rd, RD 9, Te Puke 3189
07 533 2600  Mob:  027 314 9850
District TRF Administrator
Gretchen Earle
Mob 027 290 9577
56 Dunlop St, Te Puke,  3119
Member picture
District Grants Chair
Alan Hitchcock
(Tauranga Te Papa)
31 Kinloch Drive, Bethlehem
Tauranga 3110

07 579 3154  Mob: 021 280 0000


End Polio Now Coordinator
and Scholarships
Michelle Tanner
TRF Giving Coordinator
Ken Smith
Committee members
  David Campbell (Maketu)
Grants Chair
  Alan Hitchcock (Tauranga Te Papa)
District TRF Administrator
    Gretchen Earle (Te Puke)
DG Grant Spackman (Havelock North)
DGE Ross Pinkham (Taradale)
DGN Keith Forgeson (Te Kuiti)
Dist Treas,: Keith Adern (Tauranga Te Papa)
Linda Bonne (Whakatane)
Patrick Cummings (Hamilton)
Gretchen Earle (Te Puke)
Aaron Kearney (Waikato Sunrise)
Ray Kitchen (Gisborne)
Jacqui Matthews-Harris (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.