INTERNATIONAL SERVICE PROGRAMS
International service programs include, but are not limited to:
National Immunization Days (NIDs)
International Service Projects
Each year, Rotary International hosts an international convention of Rotarians, and clubs are encouraged to send members. The next international convention will be hosted in Atlanta, Georgia June 10-14, 2017.
Daybreak has taken special interest in Micro Finance as a way of improving communities in developing countries. Small amounts of money can have big impacts on the lives of people in these countries who use the money to start businesses so they can support themselves and their families, and hopefully offer services and employment to others, which helps their economies grow.
ROTARY ACTION GROUP FOR MICROCREDIT (RAGM)
Daybreak recently approved the funding of a membership in the Rotary Action Group for Microcredit. Vice-President Joe Ciccolo will be the registered member. Joe works in the banking industry and is especially interested in micro financing.
Daybreak is currently researching the feasibility of an international micro finance project. More information will be posted as it develops.
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION
The Rotary Foundation is the financial vehicle through which many international service projects are funded. For this reason, Daybreak has assigned the International Service Director the additional responsibility for:
Educating Club Members about The Rotary Foundation.
Encouraging and facilitating participation in Foundation Grants and activities to ensure the club is qualified to receive Foundation Grants.
Ensuring the club and its Members contribute to The Rotary Foundation through the Every Rotarian - Every Year program, which encourages a giving goal of $100 per member per year.
International Service Director
Rotary Foundation Director
International service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace. Rotarians can support International Service by sponsoring a project in
another country, seeking international project partners to support projects in their own communities, or by personally volunteering at an international project site.
Watch the following video about how Muhammad Yunis, who developed the concept of micro finance. Because of his important work, Yunis was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and many other awards and honorary titles and degrees.