Global Grants & Projects


Vocational Training Teams

Download the District 7570 VTT Information Sheet: Tanzania Medical Equipment and Global Grant VTT Executuve Summary (.pdf)

Download the VTT Fact Sheet:  Vocational Training Team Fact Sheet (.pdf)

Interested individuals should contact Mike Mefford <mikemefford(at)> for directions regarding applications.


2012-2015 District 7570 Wheelchair Project 


Instructions for Club and Member Contributions

Thank you for the commitment of the Club and the members to support the Rotary District 7570 Wheelchair Project.  We will make a difference for many we will never meet.   To insure the accounting of the gifts and the recognition of the donors, we offer the following instructions for the contributions of the Club and Club members to be received by the District.   

  1.  Contributions received from members will be collected by the Club Treasurer.
    1. The checks will be made payable to the Club so that the treasurer may deposit and write one check for the total contribution to the District. 
    2. The Club treasurer will record each gift on the Multiple Donor form for the District Wheelchair project (Found on the District web site).  
    3. For each contribution, the membership ID (obtained from the Club secretary or on the Club recognition summary) is listed with the name of the donor followed by the contribution amount. 
    4. Contributions from the Club may be recorded using the Club number as the membership ID and the Club name as the donor.  
    5. The Club Treasurer will write one check for the total Club contribution made payable to the Rotary District 7570 Wheelchair Fund
    6. The Club check stapled to the Multiple Donor Form with the total contribution should be mailed to:
    June Hall Long
    614 Mt. Vernon Avenue
    Salem, VA 24153
    1.  Be aware that the recognition points on the member’s record will not appear on the member’s recognition points summary until the Check is deposited and recorded with Rotary International.   This may take a couple of months.  
    2. The Rotary Foundation credit the appropriate number of recognition points of each donor toward a Paul Harris Fellow.
    3.  If you have any questions, please contact:
    June Hall Long
    Thank you for your service to your Club and to this project.Your efforts are greatly appreciated!


Rick King was the RI Pres when Rotary got involved with the Wheelchair foundation


Coins for Alzheimers Research Trust Fund (CART)

The Governor's Project for 2012-13 was Coins for Alzheimers Research Trust Fund (CART).  The purpose of CART is to provide funding for research for the cure and alleviation of the Alzheimer’s Disease.  All of us know someone who has been affected by this disease. Our CART program eliminates the bureaucratic red tape of organizations like NIH and other grant making organizations and gives grants to cutting edge research in some of our nation’s finest institutions. We will make a difference in the lives of people in lands far away and people here at home.

The club presidents in Rotary District 7570 voted to adopt C.A.R.T. as the District Governor’s project for Rotary year 2012-2013.

Rotarians in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, some areas of Texas and Kentucky and now Virginia and NE Tennessee are the sponsors of The CART Fund (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) dedicated to raising funds to provide the “seed” money for cutting edge, high impact research in hopes of finding a cure/prevention for Alzheimer’s disease.

Rotarians are encouraged to voluntarily empty their pockets of change, or to contribute whatever amount they are able whenever they attend their Rotary meetings. As of May 2012, 20 grants have been made totaling $4,100,000.00. A CART Fund Board of Directors made up of representatives from the sponsoring Rotary Districts, where both the District Governor-nominee AND the District CART Chair have a vote, provides the leadership for the organization. An Executive Director runs the day-to-day operations of the CART Fund, and is paid on a part-time basis from interest earned on contributions to the fund. CART Fund by-laws require that 100% of all donated funds must go to Alzheimer’s Research. More information of C.A.R.T. and the grants we support can be found at

How does it work in District 7570:
  • Each club in District 7570 will receive C.A.R.T. buckets to be displayed on tables each week or as the club designates.
  • Coins for the CART program will be collected with the club treasurer depositing the collections into their club account.
  • The AG of each area will ask for a volunteer, or appoint a CART treasurer to collect the funds from clubs in that area to be deposited quarterly.
  • Deposit slips for the CART account will be given to the treasurer for direct deposits.
  • The treasurer from each area will send a report to the District CART chair after the deposit is made. This report form will be provided and can be submitted by e-mail.
  • The manner in which each club participates will be left to the club.

Go to the CART Committee here:



Caribbean Partnership

PDG Byron Brill Shares Information on the Caribbean Partnership:

Our Caribbean Partnership’s core purpose is to provide opportunities for Rotarians throughout our Zones 33 and 34, to develop relationships, share knowledge, ideas and interests that would result in partnered clubs and then lead to projects that fill a specific need in the area.

This is a Zone 33/34 initative that started in 2006.  The whole idea is to develop friendship and fellowship with a Club in the Caribbean. It is very easy to partner with a Club, this information is on the website. 

Please visit the Caribbean Partnership website: