Rotary District 9940

Centurion Club

The painless way to "Annual Giving" to Our Own Charity,

The Rotary Foundation

Now we have an easy and painless way in District 9940 of increasing our Annual Giving to The Rotary Foundation, our own Charitable Trust.

Remember

  • As Rotarians we have the opportunity to support our own charity
  • 100% of all contributions are used for the designated educational and charitable programmes
  • Our level of giving has a direct effect on our ability to receive benefits from the Foundation
  • All contributions count towards club Paul Harris Fellowship credits
  • The Centurion Club was introduced to increase giving rather than to substitute for existing forms of giving
  • It's a simple, tax deductible, means of building support for our own charitable trust.
  • One of Rotary International's objectives for Centennial Year is that donations to The Rotary Foundation increase to US$100 per Rotarian worldwide. Your donation to The Centurion Club goes a long way towards making this possible in District 9940.

Why Join?

Half of all contributions are credited to the District Designated Fund which enables the District, on advice from the clubs, to designate how the money is allocated to Rotary Foundation projects such as scholarships, additional Group Study Exchanges and support for humanitarian projects both overseas and within the District. The other half is used to provide matching, 3H and volunteer grants and to fund the GSE programme. The total return benefit to the district frequently exceeds the actual level of contributions.

In recent years giving to the Foundation has not kept up with the demand for its programmes. This threatens the future viability of GSE and scholarship programmes and reduces the availability of humanitarian grants. It also reduces the ability of District to designate financial support to club projects.

What is The Centurion Club?

The Centurion Club was introduced in District 9940 by Immediate Past District Governor Judy Bain early in 2003 as a means by which individual Rotarians and others could donate a minimum of $100.00 to The Rotary Foundation, AND obtain tax relief as a donation to a charitable trust (up to the maximum statutory limit of $1,890.00 for all donations qualifying for tax rebates). There is no maximum level of donation to The Centurion Club.

How to Join

It is simple and easy. Just fill in a form, obtained by downloading from the District website, enclose a cheque or request a "direct debit" mandate form, and post it off to Bob Moffat, the District Chair of Rotary Foundation Promotion and Giving. His address is shown on the form. To obtain the form, click here and download it in PDF format. When complete, print two copies, and send one to Chris Robertson, retaining the other copy for your files.

Chris will route the money received from you through Rotary Club Charitable Trust (NZ) so that you, the donor can derive the tax benefit, and you will receive in due course a receipt that can be used to support your claim for a tax rebate.

Recognition

Public recognition of a contribution to The Centurion Club is by presentation of a certificate and pin at a club meeting, presented by either the District Governor or the Assistant Governor. This is encouraged, as a means of promoting the scheme.

However, it is recognised that some Rotarians wish to have their contributions remain confidential, and such confidentiality will be respected, if requested.

MAKE THE ROTARY FOUNDATION YOUR CHARITY OF CHOICE BY JOINING THE CENTURION CLUB

Don't delay - do it today

More information...and application form

The Centurion Club is administered by:

Chris Robertson
P O Box 12 397
Wellington 6144

Home: 04 372 8173
Work: 027 602 7947
Email: cjrr@wildpress.org