2016 Rotary Duck Derby application process extended

The Rotary Clubs in Josephine County continue fulfilling the mission of Rotary International,” To Provide Service to Others” with their annual Duck Derby. Every year the four clubs in Grants Pass and Illinois Valley combine efforts to raise money and return it to the local communities.

The Duck Derby Committee is continuing to accept capital project applications from tax exempt organizations in Josephine County for the 2016 Rogue Duck Derby proceeds. The deadline to apply has been extended until Dec. 11.

“We are looking forward to partnering with a local nonprofit and giving back to our communities once again,” said Gina Marie Agosta, Rotary District 5110 assistant district governor.

The following are the guidelines for applying:

1. The applicant organization must have current tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3).

2. The capital project must be for the primary benefit of children and families of Josephine County unless otherwise designated by and specifically approved by the Duck Derby Committee.

3. Funding from the Duck Derby proceeds shall not exceed 50 percent of the total project cost.

4. Unless specifically designated, funding will not be provided for emergency funding, political purposes, debt retirement or operational deficits, operational expenses, annual fund drive contributions, organizations relying on direct federal or local tax dollars for their principal support unless the need is for innovative or unusual programs for which direct public funding is not available, sectarian religious purposes (does not preclude consideration for education, medical or social service oriented programs undertaken by church affiliated agencies).

For full application guidelines and to submit an application, contact a Rotarian, one of the local Rotary Clubs, or send an email to polks@cavenet.com.

Meeting times and locations for Josephine County clubs are as follows:

Rotary Club of Greater Grants Pass, 7 a.m. Fridays, Taprock Northwest Grill, 971 SE 6th St., Grants Pass

Rotary Club of Grants Pass, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Wild River Pub, 533 N.E “F” St., Grants Pass

Rotary Club of Rogue Gateway, 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Wild River Pub, 533 N.E “F” St., Grants Pass

Rotary Club of Illinois Valley, 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Wild River Brewing & Pizza, 249 N. Redwood Hwy., Cave Junction

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