District leadership structure
s part of the Future Vision pilot, participating districts will be asked to restructure their district Rotary Foundation committee (DRFC). This committee, which serves as the liaison between The Rotary Foundation and Rotarians, assists in educating, motivating, and inspiring Rotarians to participate in Foundation activities in the district.
Not in the pilot? Interested in applying for 2013-14 grants? See the new Foundation grants pages.
The committee will consist of the DRFC chair (PDF) and the chairs for the three subcommittees:
The Foundation simplified the subcommittees to reflect district activities needed for the Future Vision Plan.
The new structure gives districts more flexibility to add other subcommittees as necessary, rather than requiring a separate subcommittee for each area. For previous projects that will continue into the pilot, districts may appoint separate subcommittees to ensure that scholarships, Group Study Exchange teams, and humanitarian grants are completed and closed. Other district committees have been given Foundation responsibilities according to their expertise, such as the finance and membership development committees.
To provide continuity for district Foundation projects and the management of the District Designated Fund , the district governor, with the approval of the district governor elect and district governor nominee, appoints the DRFC chair to a three-year term (from July 2010 through June 2013).
As the Foundation prepares for the worldwide launch of Future Vision, all districts will need to confirm their district Rotary Foundation committee chair appointment for 2013-16 by 1 July 2012. Learn more about appointing a DRFC chair .