Posted on Sep 27, 2022
Rotary Zone 28, comprising the 20 Districts, 1,049 clubs and 33,640 members across Canada, has awarded our District 5040 with three Foundation awards thanks to the generosity of our members, and some non-members, at Zone’s 28 and 32 Learning to Lead Conference in Toronto September 21 to 24, 2022.
Our District 5040:
♦ achieved the highest percentage of Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) donors finishing the 2021/2022 year at 65.6%, a significant improvement over last year’s result of 46.6% and well above the zone average of 41.6%;
♦ attracted the highest number of new donors at 257, comparing favourably with the number attracted by the top District in Zone 32 (Northeast USA) at 153;
♦ reached $388.93 in per capital giving, for an honourable mention, based on a record breaking $495,500 in Annual Program Fund (APF) donations made in 2021/2022, 52% over the previous record of $326,500 set in 2007/2008; District 5360, in Calgary area, once again finished #1 in world ranking for this category, with its single, personal endowment that donates $600,000-$700,000 to their APF totals every year, but District 5040 jumped from #24 (2020/2021) in the world to #10, which, in the view of last year’s District Governor and District Foundation Chair, Lorne Calder, is “Amazing!”. 
Receiving the Foundation Zone 28 awards for District 5040 from Rotary International Foundation Trustee Akiri Miki (2nd right) were (l to r) Governor Nominee Drew Antrobus, Past District Governor and District Foundation Chair Lorne Calder. Ingrid Neitsch, District Governor Elect Shirley-Pat Chamberlain and District 5040 Assistant Governor Ron Malmas