Vocational Service

 

Is your Rotary Club looking for a Vocational Service project? "The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA) is a non-profit organization under IRS Code 501(c)(3) whose purpose is to assist those people who qualify under Arizona law to obtain financial assistance to further their vocational studies." For additional information, visit our website at https://trvfa.org. 

 

Rotary District 5495 Clubs support of TRVFA since July 1, 2021

 
Grand Total: $113,602
 
If you have questions about where your club is at on contributions, please click here and you will be directed to the TRVFA President's email.
 
The following table will show you how grant activity compares so far this fiscal year to all of 2021-22.
 
Our fiscal year starts July 1 each year.  When we began the 2021-22 year, we carried a large number of pending grants forward, so it may appear that we are having a slow-down in activity.  That does not seem to be the case, but there are some observable differences in the grant applications coming in so far this year. 
 
A larger percentage of grants are outside of medical-related vocations.  We are seeing more applications from community college students, but we are still needing to reach those needing vocational education in our rural communities in Arizona.  We know there are active vocational education programs at virtually all the outlying community colleges, and we sincerely hope their qualifying students will apply for our grants.  
 
This is the time of year when donations are slow.  If you are in a position to make your tax credit donation now or commit to monthly recurring donations, please CLICK HERE to access our on-line donation form.  We cannot do what we do without donors like you!
Please help those that want to be productive in technical fields in Southern Arizona. Nursing, Welding, Truck Drivers, Aircraft Mechanics, Phlebotomists, and Electricians, to mention a few supported occupations.
 
Donate online by clicking this link. https://www.sagepayments.net/eftcart/forms/donate.asp?M_id=347561423623   Checks are also graciously accepted and appreciated.
 
Visit the website at trvfa.org for further information.
 
TRVFA will soon have online student applications and supporting documentation for the Interviewing Rotary clubs
 
PDG Diane Ventura-Goodyear 
District Governor Larry Horton made his official visit to the Peoria North Rotary Club on Sept. 21. DG Larry presented a talk meant to encourage Rotarians to "carve their road" forward. In response to the inspiring message, the club announced a donation of $1,000 to be made in Larry's name to The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona. The donation was announced by PNRC President Vern Bridges.
By Past D5500 Governor Diane Ventura-Goodyear
 
Due to the increase in applications, and the exceptional success rate that "Vocational Training" is providing, the Board at TRVFA decided it was critical to automate.
 
Further information to follow in the upcoming weeks.
 
Donations are always needed to keep up with this huge demand. Here is the link to the website: http:trvfa.org 
 
Keep TRVFA on the top of your list when deciding where to allocate your AZ State Tax Credit. Remember TRVFA is a state-wide Rotary Organization: EDUCATION BENEFITS OUR STATE.
(Arizona’s Credit For Contributions To A Qualifying Charitable Organization: QCO Code is 20698.)
 
Why Educate?
  • Create More Employment Opportunities
  • Secure a Higher Income
  • Improving Arizona's Economy
  • Giving Back to the Community
  • Provide a Prosperous and Happy Life for Students and Their Families
 
PDG Diane Ventura-Goodyear
The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona received a donation of just over $4,700 this month from District 5495 as a result of the district's first-ever TRVFA fundraising dinner held during the district conference in May.
 
District Governor Bret McKeand presented a check for $4,708.92 to TRVFA Committee Chair Jeanie Morgan and TRVFA Committee member Allan Cady during the Rotary Club of Mesa West installation dinner on June 23. The two are members of Mesa West.
 
A TRVFA fundraiser was held during the district conference in Prescott on May 12. The proceeds from that event were donated to TRVFA. The check donation also included proceeds generated from a district get-together held at the Rotary International Convention in Houston earlier in June.
 
Photo: From left, DG Bret McKeand, Jeanie Morgan, Allan Cady and Dan Coons, president of the Rotary Club of Mesa West.
District 5495 kicked off its 2022 District Conference with its first-ever TRVFA fundraiser held May 12 at the Phippen Museum in Prescott.
 
A total of 71 Rotarians attended the western-themed dinner that featured musical entertainment by Past District Governor Alan Havir.
 
The TRVFA Committee launched a silent auction that evening that continued "live" throughout the district conference. After expenses, the dinner generated nearly $4,000 for TRVFA, with another $2,500-plus generated by the auction. The heightened awareness created by the event also resulted in several club donations to TRVFA. 
 
"I could not be more pleased with the positive awareness the conference created for TRVFA," said PDG Jeanie Morgan, chair of TRVFA.
 
District 5495 held its 2022 District Conference May 12-14 at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center in Prescott.
 
Click HERE to view a slide show of photos from the event, and to download photos.
 
 
 
Submitted by Jeanie Morgan
 
Members of the Rotary Club of Mesa West are to be congratulated for their strong support of The Rotary Vocation Fund of Arizona. At $12,317, Mesa West is the TRVFA's top-giving club in the state and our district so far in 2021-22. 
 
Mesa West President Dan Coons, left, recently presented a $5,000 donation from the Mesa West Rotary Foundation to Jeanie Morgan and Allan Cady of the TRVFA.
 
As of February 4, TRVFA had already funded 79 percent of the total amount in grants that were funded all of last year.  Because demand for our grants continues to grow, we set a lofty fundraising goal of $350,000 for the year.  So far, we are only 41 percent of the way to achieving that goal.  
 
This is the first year that we haven't had a period where we have shut down grant funding because of a shortage of funds, but we could well be in that position again in 2022-23 if we don't have a good boost to our revenue in the coming months.
 
District 5495 members are encouraged to show their support for TRVFA. Visit trvfa.org for information.
 
Thank you to all our clubs in the district who support TRVFA, and especially to our Top 10 Giving Clubs, as of Feb. 1, 2022:
 
1. Rotary Club of Mesa West: $12, 317
2. Rotary Club of Four Peaks, $6,600
3. Phoenix 100: $6,300
4. Rotary Club of Anthem: $6,250
5. Rotary Club of Scottdale: $4,700
6. Rotary Club of Scottsdale Sunrise: $4,500
7. Rotary Club of Kingman, Route 66: $4,100
8. Rotary Club of Chandler Horizon: $3,900
9. Rotary Club of Scottsdale North: $3,600
10. Rotary Club of Prescott Frontier: $3,500
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Verde Valley (Cottonwood) recently donated $500 to The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona.
 
The donation was made in recognition of District Governor Bret McKeand's visit to the club. The club is a strong supporter of TRVFA and is hoping to expand the program's services to residents in the Verde Valley/Cottonwood area.
 
Club President Lynette Prouty presented the contribution to DG Bret during a club meeting held Dec. 16.