Alumni Relations. Rotary Program Participation Survey
Former Rotary program participants can provide their information to Rotary International through a new survey. This survey is intended for all Rotary Foundation alumni – former Ambassadorial Scholars, GSE participants, Rotary Peace Fellows, and Global Grant recipients – as well as former Rotaractors, Interactors, Youth Exchange, and RYLA participants to update their contact details and stay in touch with Rotary. Encourage past programs participants to visit http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/Alumni/contactinfo/Pages/ridefault.aspx to share their story and discover new opportunities with Rotary.
Claudia Kolker, 1987-88 Ambassadorial Scholar sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA (District 7620) to attend El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico.
Claudia Kolker is an award-winning journalist who has reported from Mexico, El Salvador, the Caribbean, Japan, and India. A native of Washington, D.C., USA, she worked as a freelance writer covering the end of El Salvador’s civil war and the U.S. invasion of Haiti. She first joined the Houston Chronicle staff in 1996 as a city desk reporter specializing in immigrant affairs, then served as the Houston bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times. She returned to the Houston Chronicle as a member of the editorial board in 2005 and now lives in Houston, Texas, USA with her husband and two children.
In October 2011, she published her first book, The Immigrant Advantage: What We Can Learn from Newcomers to America about Health, Happiness, and Hope. For details, please visit http://www.theimmigrantadvantage.com. More recently, her article, Born to serve, was published in the May 2012 issue of The Rotarian magazine and can be accessed here: http://www.rotary.org/en/MediaAndNews/TheRotarian/Pages/Culture1205.aspx
OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION
As part of our annual mailing, a 2012-13 SHARE System Report and 2012-13 DDF donation form are being sent to all districts (nonpilot and pilot) to inform them of their 2011-12 carry forward amount.
Additionally, some districts will see increased DDF from Permanent Fund spendable earnings. Districts with endowed funds whose earnings are directed to SHARE are receiving an Endowed Fund Update.
Copies of the SHARE reports and endowed fund updates for your districts will be sent to you via email.
Questions about SHARE? Contact Steve Lyons, 847-866-3362; firstname.lastname@example.org.