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The Rotary Club of Kitchener
Members of the Rotary Club of Kitchener are dedicated people who share a passion for both community service and friendship. CIDO's founder and Chairman, Shawky Fahel, has been an active Rotary member for 33 years. The Rotary Club of Kitchener has offered its support to the CIDO Scouting Project and has agreed to be the Lead international Rotary Club in an effort to secure a Rotary International World Grant for the CIDO Scouting Project. Rotary Clubs in Haifa and Kfar Yassif will be the Host Clubs in the World Grant application process.
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The Rotary Foundation and Global Grants
Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Rotary Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary's areas of focus. By working together to respond to real community needs, Rotary Clubs strengthen their global partnerships. To learn more click here.
CIDO's Chairman, Shawky Fahel, spent 10 days (November 14 to 24, 2019) in Israel and the West Bank. The purpose of this trip undertaken by Shawky was three-fold: 1. To update the Scout Groups on new timelines due to the new partnership with Rotary International. 2.To meet with several local Rotary Clubs and secure their support to form the Rotary Host Committee. 3. To meet with local and district leaders to brief them about the CIDO project and request their endorsement and support. (Check the button below for more details)