Posted by Jim Goit on May 26, 2017
There was a great turnout to the May edition of Rotary After Hours on Thrusday May 25th  when Truro Rotarians celebrated the 100th Birthday of the Rotary Foundation.  A quick game of Rotary Foundation Trivia was played followed by a special birthday cake which was enjoyed by all.   We even sang (some would call it singing) Happy Birthday to the Foundation.
Join us for RAH next month.  It's the last Thrusday of June at 5:15 pm.

Rotary Trivia Game

  1. What is the mission of The Rotary Foundation? (To enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, good will, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.)
  2. T/F: The Rotary Foundation traces its beginning to a guy in Cleveland. (true. Arch C. Klumph, the 6th President of Rotary International, started the predecessor to the Rotary Foundation…the endowment fund was set up in 1917)
  3. What was the amount of the first Donation to the Rotary Foundation?  (The Rotary Club of Kansas City, Missouri, USA, made the first donation, of $26.50 in 1917)
  4. The Foundation’s first grant, in 1928, benefited whom? (an international organization for crippled children)
  5. What is the total assets of  the Rotary Foundation endowed fund ($1.2B)
  6. T/F: The primary means of funding The Rotary Foundation is thru a portion of Club member dues. (False.  All funds to the Foundation come through donations from members and friends)
  7. How much of a donation to the Annual Fund comes back to the District for District Grants. (50% in three years after the donation)
  8. T/F: A Rotarian who has donated $1,000 to the Annual Programs Fund, to Polio Plus, or to the Humanitarian Grants Fund qualifies to be a Paul Harris Fellow (true)
  9. When a Rotarian makes or accumulates a total of $10,000 to the Foundation they are designated a ______ Donor. (Major)
  10. What is the easiest way to make a Donation to the Rotary Foundation? (on-line through by clicking the Give link)