It's Time to Prepare for the Matching Grant Program

It's that time again!  Any clubs wishing to participate in The District 6630 Matching Grant Program for a district or global project during the 2020-21 Rotary year must have at least two members attend a Grant Management Seminar (GMS).  Ideally, the 2020-21 President and President Elect should attend but do not have to.  It is also recommended that the club Foundation Liaison or any club member involved in the projects attend also.  All Rotarians are welcome.
Grant Inquiries for district grants must be submitted in ClubRunner by
May 15, 2020
Click on the link below to register for the GMS of your choice:
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mayfield Hts. Library
9:30am - 11:30am
 Akron-Summit Library
10:30am - 12:30pm
In addition to attending the GMS, clubs must also:
-be current on District and International dues.
-be current on reporting for any existing district or global grants.
-in order to qualify for a grant during the 2020-21 Rotary Year, your club must   have an average per capita giving of $35 to the The Rotary Foundation (TRF)   Annual fund during the 2019-20 Rotary year.
-submit the Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) from TRF and (MOUa) from   District 6630 signed by the 2020-21 President and President Elect.
-enter your Club's 2020-21 Foundation Goal on line at the Rotary International   website.
Grant Inquiries for district grants must be submitted in ClubRunner by
May 15, 2020.
Grant Inquiries for global grants may be submitted in ClubRunner at any time.

Earthquakes in Indonesia: What You Need to Know

On Sunday, July 29, the island of Lombok in Indonesia was violently struck by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, leaving at least 17 people dead and hundreds more injured.

The disaster was followed by 66 aftershocks with a maximum recorded magnitude of 5.7. Thousands of homes have been either damaged or completely flattened, leaving families with nothing.
But the disaster did not stop there. Less than a week after the initial quake, an even more devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the island. A tsunami alert was issued but lifted shortly after.
A number of aftershocks have continued to rock the island, spreading terror and panic to local families and tourists. The aftershocks have been felt in neighboring islands Bali, Jember and Sidoarjo.
This devastating quake has killed nearly 100 people so far. At least 20,000 men, women and children have been left homeless and urgently need shelter.
The situation is still unfolding but we’re sending an assessment team to find out if and how we can help.
  • There have been two significant earthquakes in Indonesia in the last week, along with several aftershocks.
  • On Sunday, July 29, the island of Lombok was violently struck by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake which was followed by magnitude 7.0 earthquake on August 5th.
  • The epicenter was in the area of West Nusa Tenggara Province.  
  • The earthquake was felt on the islands of Lombok, Bali and Sumbawa.  
  • At least 91 people are confirmed to have died, with most reported to have been killed by falling buildings.
  • Thousands of people have been displaced, with initial reports say that around 3,000 homes are destroyed. 
  • These facts are likely to change because the power and mobile phone networks across the affected islands are damaged, meaning that reporting is difficult.  
  • We are sending an assessment team to Lombok. 
  • Two ShelterBox Response Team volunteers will be there by the weekend. 
  • The team will be working with local Rotary contacts and liaising with local authorities to understand how we can help.  We have been talking with a Past District Governor who has worked with ShelterBox previously.
  • We have stock in the region which we can use to help families if it is needed. 
  • There have been aftershocks happening across the region and we will be monitoring the impact of those. 
  • ShelterBox has responded to disasters in Indonesia, including earthquakes, 11 different times.
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