World (International) Service

Director World (International) Service 2014-15

Committee Members 2014-15

World (International) Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.

The mission of 1.2 million Rotarians around the world is Service Above Self. Through International (World) Service we  make a difference, everyday.


Project Amigo helps poor children of Colima, Mexico achieve their highest potential by providing programs that motivate them to stay in school; by improving their access to higher education, promoting literacy; and helping with dental care.

Chris Major served in Cofradia de Suchitlan, Colima

Mexico for Project Amigo, November 2011

Literacy Week

Swallowfield Learning Centre established in 1997, is an initiative of the Swallowfield Chapel, New Kingston, Jamaica serving the community of Swallowfield by helping to improve literacy levels among young residents and preparing students for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).

Beverly James, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Novato, and Rotary Club of Ignacio (Novato) funded the international grant for Swallowfied Learning Center, Kingston, Jamaica in 2011-12. We thank Dennis Chong of Rotary Cub of New Kington Jamaica (RCNK) for his collaboration. Project completion due 2014-15

Bogata Colombia Project:  I want to thank each of you for contributing a portion of your Rotary Club's DDF allocation to the District 5150 microcredit project. This is a multi-club project organized by the Microcredit Committee for District 5150.

The matching grant application has now been approved by the Rotary Foundation. 

The total project is for $67,620. 
These funds will provide small loans for 200 businesses at a time, and will provide vocational and capacity training to the participants as well. 
On July 31 the grant funds were transferred by TRF to the Bogota Centenario Rotary Club, who will be administering this project as our Rotary partner.  Outreach to potential participants is on its way.

Guatemala Project:  Now complete after (2) years  The payback rate on this $42,550 project is 100%
Our funds are in a Revolving Loan Fund, continuing to assist poor people, in establishing new businesses.  Thank you again for your support for these programs that help so many people.

Keith Axtell, Chair

District 5150 Microcredit Committee