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OVERVIEW Continued The Future Vision Plan updates the Rotary


Foundation’s mission and creates a more effective and efficient way to help Rotarians develop diverse projects with greater impact and sustainable outcomes.


Rotarian Donald MacRae presented a resolution to the International


Convention (1921) in Edinburgh, Scotland, that amended Rotary’s constitution by adding the Fourth Object of Rotary.


“The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.”


THE MISSION


The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.


The Foundation's mission, along with its motto – Doing Good in the World – were approved by the Foundation Trustees and the RI Board and endorsed by the Council on Legislation.


THE FUTURE VISION PLAN IS:   


Designed to Simplify Foundation programs and processes consistent with the mission


Focus Rotarian service efforts where they will


have the greatest impact by addressing priority world needs that are relevant to Rotarians


Offer program options to help achieve both global


and local goals 


 Increase the sense of ownership at the district


and club levels by transferring more decisions to the districts


Gain greater understanding of The Rotary Foundation’s work and enhance Rotary’s public image


THE FOUNDER OF THE ROTARY FOUNDATION In 1917, RI President Arch C. Klumph proposed that an endowment be set up “for the purpose of doing good in the world.”


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