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The TRF Future Vision Plan

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Frank J. Devlyn

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Things to Consider BEFORE Becoming a Pilot District

1. Learn what the rules will be as a pilot District under the Future Vision Plan (FVP) and what the rules will be if you are not a pilot District during the test period.

2. If your District is active in Group Study Exchange (GSE), be sure you understand the new Future Vision rules for Vocational Training Teams (VTT) and understand their impact on your District during the test period.

3. If your District is active with the University Teach Grant Program be sure you understand that not being a pilot District will prevent you from supporting a University Teacher Grant during the test period.  This program is being phased out globally in 2011-12.

4. If your District is active with the Ambassadorial Scholarship Program, be sure you understand the new Future Vision rules for Scholarships and understand their impact on your District during the test period.

5. If your District is active with Volunteer Service Grants, be sure you understand that not being a pilot District will prevent you from supporting a Volunteer Service Grant during the test period.

6. Look at all major ongoing international project relationships the Rotarians and clubs in your District have, and ask the clubs involved to determine if the District where the project is located is likely to apply to be a pilot District. 

7. Remember though your District will be able to wrap up existing matching and 3H grants, during the test period (2010-2013), Pilot Districts will only be permitted to partner with other Pilot Districts for Global Grants, both Club and District Developed, and Packaged. 3H Grants are being phased out globally in 2011-12.

8. Determine what the impact on your District will be during the test period (2010- 2013), if your District and the Districts your clubs frequently work with choose differently regarding being a pilot District.

9. As a pilot District, Matching Grants will require projects to be larger to secure a Foundation match (Global Matching Grant must meet a $15,000 award minimum, not $5,000), consider how your district will approach putting clubs together to support these larger international Global Matching Grant Projects.

10. Consider how you might design Global Grant Projects that could take place in your district that fit within the 6 areas of focus.

11. Test budget your District’s 2010-2011 allocation of DDF and access to World Fund under the Future Vision rules as a pilot District, and test budget your Districts 2010-2011 allocation of DDF as a District not operating under Future Vision rules during the test period.

12. Consider how working within the Future Vision rules will impact your District’s support of and its enthusiasm for the Foundation during the test period.

13. Determine whether it is best for your District to be a pilot District or not to be a pilot District during the test period.  Remember, you must have club approval to do so.

14. Keeping in mind when the test period is over all Districts will be following the Future Vision Plan rules and determine if your District leaders want to be part of testing and shaping the Future Vision rules which will then be in effect.

15. Continue to monitor the RI website for the latest information about the pilot phase of the Future Vision Plan.

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