Grants Management Webinar

Be a part of our first Grants Management Webinar on November 7th!
As Rotarians, there are many ways that we can Be a Gift to the World.  One that is near and dear to my heart is through a community-based or international-based project.  These District Grant and Global Grant projects have a profound impact on the beneficiaries and often times have an equally profound impact on the Rotarians involved in these projects.  Through these projects, we can save lives through eliminating and preventing diseases, provide something as simple as clean water and proper sanitation, teach people to read, create meaningful jobs, create peace and resolve conflicts, and much more.  You can make a difference in your community and around the world!
While talking to Rotarians around the world about grant projects, one common theme is that these projects can be daunting to organize and execute.  For that reason, the District 7570 District Grants Sub-committee is going to host our district’s first webinar experience to dispel some of the myths and misconceptions regarding grant projects.  As our district spans the distance from Greeneville, Tennessee to Winchester, Virginia, travel to a seminar can involve quite a bit of driving to attend a Rotary training event.  To make it more convenient, we want to bring that training event right to your home!  We’ll be hosting this webinar on November 7th from 9:00AM-12:00PM.  You can register (for free) at  We encourage you to invite fellow club members to participate in this seminar.  If you have specific questions that you’d like addressed during the webinar, please email them to me prior to the seminar and we’ll do our best to get them all answered during the training event. 
For your club to be authorized to participate in a Global Grant project, Rotary International requires that a representative from your club attend a Grants Management Seminar once per Rotary year; this webinar will serve this purpose.  It is also strongly encouraged for those of you that are participating in District Grant projects.  Moving forward, we plan to have a “live” session in conjunction with the District Training Assembly in the Spring and a webinar experience in the Fall. 
I look forward to seeing many of you on the web on November 7th!
Mike Mefford
District Grants Subcommittee Chair