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17 March 2018
24 Mar 2018

Major Donor Recognition - David Bolson

by Kaj Pedersen

David Bolson receives his award from Jeff Cashman

Congratulations to David Bolson who was recognized as a Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation this year.  Our thanks to David who has been a tremendous Rotarian both in service and with his financial commitment to the Rotary cause.

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17 February 2018
24 Feb 2018

Rotary Foundation Recognition for BBRC Giving 2016-17

by Kaj Pedersen

DG Alex Hopkins awards BBRC with 2016-17 Recognition Banners for Foundation Giving

District 5030 Governor, Alex Hopkins, recognizes BBRC for achieving Foundation Giving goals in 2016-17. We accomplished EREY at $100 per captia and $100 average giving member participation. Well done BBRC for your support Rotary Foundation and for the Foundation Committee’s success in helping our club over the finish line!

10 February 2018
23 Feb 2018

Congratulations on Achieving EREY in Foundation Giving

by Kaj Pedersen

BBRC Members celebrating their EREY achievement

Congratulations to BBRC Rotary members for achieving EREY in donation to the Rotary Foundation. A huge win for our club and the RI Foundation, as we help to make an impact both locally and internationally in Service above Self.

2017-18 Paul Harris Fellows Banner

We also took the opportunity to recognize many of our members for their continued commitment as Paul Harris Fellows – our thanks to each of you of your contributions. We took the opportunity to unfurl our new Paul Harris Fellows banner to celebrate all award recipients.

We are on track to have increased our giving by 8% over last year and this represents an increase of 10% per member in individual contributions. We are on track to deliver $33K to the RI Foundation. Well done to everyone in helping us to reach EREY for this Rotary year.

22 October 2017
27 Oct 2017

In Support of Rotary's World Polio Day

by Kaj Pedersen

Polio Outreach’s Paul Jeganathan and BBRC President, Kaj Pedersen after Paul’s story at our club meeting

In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed more than $1.7 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute more than $7.2 billion to the effort.

To support this effort and the upcoming Rotary EndPolio Day, BBRC held a meeting where we honored the work of Pakistan in its eradication efforts, promoted the B&MG Foundation’s celebration on October 24th and we also learned about polio survivor’s journey dealing with the impact of this virus – we appreciate Paul Jeganathan’s story and learning about Polio Outreach’s work.  There is still much to do, even with being close to stopping polio and you can learn more by clicking the yellow button.

27 January 2017
4 Feb 2017

BBRC is a Top 5 Club in a Top 20 District

by Charles Sadler

Raising a record $31,000 (an average of over $330/member), the BBRC is once again an “Every Rotarian, Every Year” club with 100% of our members contributing.  We reached this target an amazing six weeks earlier than in previous years.

The RI Foundation Committee 2017: Jenny Andrews, Kim Shrader, Margie Burnett, Jim Zidar, Paul Osborn, Jeff Cashman, and Scott Sadler (Chair)

21 December 2016
28 Dec 2016

The Rotary Foundation - Saving & Changing Lives!

by Charles Sadler

Congratulations to the BBRC!

97% of our club membership has made a pledge commitment! We anticipate achieving 100% giving in the coming days.

Thank you to our Foundation Committee and each of our club members for making The Foundation Month of November a resounding success!!

Happy Holidays!


ps: Need to make an additional year-end contribution and add to your Foundation Giving? Go to: http://bbrc.net/foundation-contributions/


30 November 2016
5 Dec 2016

The Rotary Foundation - Deadline for Pledge Commitments 12/2

Reply to Charles Sadler

72% of our club has made a pledge commitment or contribution to The Rotary Foundation!

As you have witnessed over the past several weeks, The Rotary Foundation is saving and changing lives. If you have not already done so, please help our club achieve our goal of 100% pledged by this Friday, December 2nd. Every dollar makes a difference in a life and provides leverage for matching funds!

It is as easy as completing pledge form, or simply bring a check to this Friday’s meeting – payable to The Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Foundation Committee will again have a table at Friday’s meeting to assist you in completing your pledge.

Thank you!
Your Rotary Foundation Committee


30 October 2015
24 Nov 2015

RI Foundation Month - Have you contributed yet?

by Margie Burnett

Some reasons to participate in Every Rotarian Every Year – polio, computer projects, water projects, and kids with toys made from a dusty water-bottle.

…and three different ways to contribute:

  1. Donate through the website
  2. Pay by check at the meeting
  3. Donate through Rotary International

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