Posted by Richard Brill on Sep 06, 2019
District 6440 is introducing a new Public Image Grant Program to spur new marketing materials and spread the great Rotary name and logo throughout our communities.  The Grant Program provides matching grants, up to $250 per club, for new brochures, road signs, banners, inflatable signs, logo wear, Facebook/newspaper/movie theater advertising, member recruiting materials, community fair signage and much more.  Grants help reimburse clubs for outward-facing materials reaching the general public.
 
This memo summarizes the program and provides links to make it happen.  Please remember that clubs should first check with their District Public Image Reviewer to make sure their project qualifies – and submit applications only between November 15, 2019 and March 1, 2020.  Feel free to contact your Reviewer anytime with questions.  And learn more at the Public Image Grant Program Breakout Session at District Fall Training, Saturday morning, Oct. 19th at Harper College in Palatine.
 
In sum, these new Rotary marketing materials can help your club gain positive visibility, recruit new members, strengthen your image and enhance community service projects. 
Everything your club needs to understand and apply for grants is at https://rotary6440.org/page/public-image-grants-2019-20/.  You’ll notice that we require outward-facing marketing materials – and compliance with current Rotary graphic images and standards – and documented club involvement in at least one of three District-wide Community Service Projects this year: Food Drives in November; Salvation Army Bell Ringing in December; or Random Acts of Kindness Day in February.
Each club has an assigned Grant Program Reviewer based on its District Sector. Click here for a list of clubs by sector.  Sector Reviewers are:
 
 
Please carefully read the Information and Application form listed above.  And think how a District matching grant can help subsidize your new marketing materials and expand your mission.  We’re proud to offer this program to help clubs and bolster Rotary’s Public Image.