The Rotary Foundation

Committee Members

Roger May - Chair
Alan Bazzaz
Barry Childs
Ted Durant
Lee Ann Gadilauskas
Steve Griffith
Curt Kirkemo
Ron Maulsby
Sharon Starr
Barbara Thompson
Vicky Trabosh
Lynne Wintermute
Bob Wollmuth



The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is the arm of Rotary International that provides the funding to promote world understanding and peace through humanitarian, educational and cultural exchange programs.  The World Community Service committee of Lake Oswego Rotary Club is the interface between the club and The Rotary Foundation.

The encourages club members to be active contributors to TRF through various programs throughout the Rotary year.  Rotary began a program entitled "Every Rotarian - Every Year" a few years ago and Rotarians who commit to contributing $100 each year are rewarded with "Red Wings" to attach to their Rotary pin to signify their participation.  To date Lake Oswego Rotary has 65% participation.

In addition to the "Every Rotarian - Every Year" program Lake Oswego Rotary is seeking members who are willing to participate in the Paul Harris Society.  The Paul Harris Society is open to any one willing to commit to contributing $1000 to TRF annually.  Pledge forms are available from World Community Service committee members.  So far there are twenty-one Lake Oswego Rotarians in the program.  Rotary District 5100 is encouraging more participation in the Paul Harris Society and is seeking additional ways to honor those Rotarians who demonstrate this level of generosity.

The Share Program is the method by which Clubs and Districts can access matching funds for local and international humanitarian projects, scholarships and programs available from The Rotary Foundation.  Funds from individual clubs and Rotarians are matched at 50% and funds from individual districts and matched at 100%.


  Reaching around the globe to promote world understanding and peace