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Claudio Spiguel, Chair

Rotary Club of Flagler County

This subcommittee oversees the education of clubs through the Grant Management Seminars as well as overseeing the grant applications process from beginning to end. This subcommittee also assists clubs in the qualification process utilizing the (MOU) Memorandum of Understanding for both District and Global Grants


Steve Hole, Co-chair

Rotary Club of New Smyrna Beach


PDG Fred “Fel” Lee - Co-chair

Rotary Club of Jacksonville - Oceanside

Since the PolioPlus program’s inception in 1985, more than two billion children have received oral polio vaccine. But Rotary’s work is not done: The disease has not yet been eradicated. This subcommittee works to complete Rotary’s goal of a polio-free world.


Jim Kocmoud, Chair

Rotary Club of Edgewater

The Annual Giving Fund subcommittee is responsible for all non-restricted fund raising efforts in the District, except those which are directed toward planned giving programs Annual Giving Fund.



Bruce Barber, Chair

Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach

The Endowment Fund is the Foundation’s endowed fund, with gifts held in perpetuity. Spendable earnings from the fund supplement the Annual Fund and support Rotary’s highest priorities, including global grants and the Rotary Peace Centers. The Foundation has set a goal of $1 billion in Endowment Fund assets by 2025, ensuring its capacity to meet future needs. Donors typically support the Endowment Fund through outright and planned gifts. The opportunities in many countries include:

• Bequest commitments
• Life insurance
• Marketable securities
• Real estate
• Charitable trusts or annuities Endowment Fund recognition opportunities include:
• Benefactor
• Bequest Society
• Major Donor
• Arch C. Klumph Society



Rich Turnbull, Chair

Rotary Club of Coastal St. Johns

The Paul Harris Society is comprised of individuals and Clubs who contribute $1,000 or more each year, on a continuing basis, to The Rotary Foundation. The goals of this subcommittee are to promote the Society and to increase the number of Rotarians, Clubs and others who are Paul Harris Society members.