Posted by Ansel Dooley on Apr 15, 2019
We are joined today by PDG Rick Caron who will review the latest on the use of Foundation Funds in the Mighty 6400 District.


President Sue Kowalski started our meeting on time here at the L.A. Bistro and we are firing up the overhead projector for Rick's presentation:


First, few short announcements:

  • April 20th - Adopt-a-road is active at Geddes/Sheldon Rd to Beck.
  • Backpack collection is planned for the end of this Month (last meeting) to be distributed to District Conference in May.
  • April 23rd - Area 5 Picnic.
  • Mildred Brown Memorial Plaque Presentation Ceremony in Heritage Park is tentatively moved to May 6th (1st Monday).
  • May 10th -12th is District Conference - Caesars Windsor for 2019.
  • Just a reminder to let Sue know if you cannot attend for lunch (for an accurate count for the restaurant).
PDG Rick Caron, who is also the DRFC District Foundation Chair, gave the club a good review and update of the District Foundation history and funding.  This included the types of funds such as the Annual Fund, Global Grants, District Community Grants, matching methods and limits, common applications of the grants for clubs, and some of the educational aspects of the use of grants including Global Scholars and Vocational Training Teams.  We then had a brisk Q&A session and he also offered up some tips to help our club prepare for a Global Grant that included tips on partnering with a club in another community and performing the community needs assessment as an early priority.  We may also check with Nick in the LaSalle Club later for an example pf a project in Mexico.
Marlette was our good Sgt. for the club today and helped to corral Ken's cell phone for the club.  Also, both Marlette and Nathan will join us on some future vocational scholarship student interviews for the club this month as well.  The 50/50 was also run by Kevin, but John K. was not a winner today.  Next week: we have a visit by the Cultural Arts Commission on the Artist Laureate Program proposed for Canton Township.