Congratualtions to Abbey Tootle from the Austin Cosmopolitan Club for earning the Rotary Foundation Certificate for Meritorious Service! The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service is the second highest award the Foundation gives to individual Rotarians and, since 1975, has only been awarded fifteen times to a member of District 5870.
The Citation recognizes individual Rotarians who have demonstrated outstanding active service to The Rotary Foundation for more than one year. Examples of eligible service include, but are not limited to:
  • Service on Foundation committees at the club, district, or international level
  • Participation in Foundation grants or programs
  • Support of Global Grant Scholars, Rotary Peace Fellows, or vocational training teams
Financial contributions to the Foundation, however notable, are not a relevant consideration for this award.
Our recipient is a stanch supporter of the Rotary Foundation and its humanitarian mission around the world.  She was the International Host Partner’s primary point of contact for our district’s first successful Global Grant humanitarian project – a water project in Naivasha, Kenya – and for the past 4 years has serviced steadfastly as our District’s primary go-to person for developing successful Global Grant applications while serving as the District 5870 Grant Subcommittee Chair.  In that capacity, she has directly overseen the expenditure of more than $702,000 in Foundation funds. 
Thank you Abbey for all that you do!!