Our Governor-Elect, John LoBosco, has announced the appointment of Lawrence Furbish of the Rotary Club of Sanford-Springvale as chair of our District Rotary Foundation Committee for 2018-2021. John made the appointment in consultation with Governor-Nominee Andy Glazier, who whole-heartedly agreed.
In making the appointment John said, “We are thrilled to appoint Lawrence as chair of this important committee that does so much good throughout our district and the world.  We want to thank Marty Helman for her outstanding leadership over her three-year term and for the transition plan she has developed.  Marty and Lawrence already have begun working together to ensure a smooth transition.”
“The District Foundation Committee has had a busy three years,” Marty said. “The clubs are increasing their involvement in Global and District grants, and that has led to increased giving as well.  It’s a win-win: With increased giving, we’ve been able to double the amount of District DDF available to support our club’s Global Grants.  We’ve also instituted some operational improvements that are serving us well. We became the first District in the Rotary world to put our Grants Seminar on rotary.org’s Learning Center.  All-in-all, it’s been a great run, and I am delighted that Lawrence will be turning his considerable talents to leading this vital committee.”
Lawrence served as District Governor in 2014-2015 and is completing a three- year term as chair of our district’s finance committee.  In 2015-16, Lawrence was the overall chair of NEPETS.