The Rotary Foundation seminar will deal with fine examples of successful projects, concrete resources that are available for good project planning and collaboration among districts in making larger projects possible. There will be group sessions to plan new local, regional and international ways of service.

We will also give you an update on our priority number one: Eradication of Polio.

The Rotary Foundation Seminar Program

Thursday September 10th
12:00 – 13:30 Registration
13:30 – 14:15 Joint session for all seminars with important highlights about membership, PR and The Rotary Foundation
FIRST PLENARY SESSION: Doing good in the world
Chair PNAA Finland Matti Honkala
14:30 – 14:35 Welcome and announcements
14:35 – 15:10 My Rotary Moment
PDG Juha Risteli

The Rotary Foundation – my charity of choice
E/MGA Lies van Wijngaarden
15:10 – 15:30 Questions & Answers
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
SECOND PLENARY SESSION: From idea to planned project
Chair RRFC Mikko Hörkkö
16:00 – 16:45How to plan a successful project
by Regional Grant Officer Marty Daiga, on screen from Evanston and Cadre Viveca Serder on screen from Sweden
16:45 – 17:00From Poverty to Prosperity: Project that changed a village
By RID Virpi Honkala
18:30Paul Harris Society Cocktail (By invitation only)
19:00Arch Klump, Major Donor and Bequest Society dinner (By invitation only)
19:00Dinner for participants
Friday September 11th
THIRD PLENAR SESSION: Polio – the last mile
Chair PNAA Finland Matti Honkala
9:00 – 09:05 Welcome and announcements
9:05 – 09:10 My Rotary moment
by EPNC Leif Carlson
9:10 – 10:00 Reaching the last mile – Polio update
by Judith Diment MBE, member of Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee and Coordinator for Rotary’s PolioPlus National Adcocacy Advisers
10:00 – 10:30 Group sessions to plan new local, regional and international ways of service.
10:30 – 10:45Break
FOURTH PLENARY SESSION: Rotary opens opportunities
Chair E/MGA Per Jannersten
10:45 – 11:00Sharing ideas from work in groups
11:00 – 11:10Why I am giving to The Rotary Foundation
Major donor
11:10 – 11:40Discussion / Sharing ideas
11:40 – 11:55Rotary opens opportunities
by RIP Holger Knaack
11:55 – 12:00Wrapping up RRFC Mikko Hörkkö
12:00 – 13:30Lunch