Rotary District 3450 - THE ONE International Humanitarian Award - Oct 2013

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Information about Rotary District 3450 - THE ONE International Humanitarian Award - Oct 2013

Published on March 10, 2014

Author: Spencer_RotaryPeace



About the Rotary District 3450 - THE ONE International Humanitarian Award - Oct 2013

An International Humanitarian Award that looks to find that special hero A person who wakes up every morning and puts others before himself/herself and dedicates his or her life to helping others in need.

is that special person who truly embodies the Rotary motto Service Above Self

THE AWARD US$100,000 to THE ONE winner US$5,000 to each of the 3 finalists US$5,000 to the sponsoring Rotary Club that nominated THE ONE

2012 The Inaugural Year

THE ONE 2012 WINNER was Valerie Browning Valerie Browning

Impact to Valerie Browning • Afar people are finally recognized. No one knew of their existence prior to THE ONE. Today many generous people are coming forward offering to help further. • Final impact is far beyond the US$100,000 given to Valerie as we have improved the livelihood of over 1.2 million Afar people.

2013 The Second Year

THE ONE winner 2013- Valerie Ann Taylor

THE ONE finalists 2013

THE ONE finalists 2013

Valerie Ann Taylor Bangladesh "Her work restoring the lives of the paralyzed here in Bangladesh is truly unparalleled. She has great compassion for the neglected members of Bangladesh's society.”

How Valerie plans to use THE ONE money: Award Prize: USD 100,000 To build 2 hostels: 1. for the disabled school going children at Center for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed. 2. for those patients undergoing physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech & language therapy, provision of wheeled mobility aids and artificial limbs and orthoses. Donation: HKD 71,000 - support the work of Spinal Cord Injury Development Association in Bangladesh.

Adding 2 new buildings in Center for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed Complex

Enrico Sala Switzerland "Enrico has poured his heart and soul into the poor and needy of Cambodia. To see him work in such remote areas is truly an inspiration.”

How Enrico plans to use THE ONE money: Award Prize: USD 50,000 + Donation: HKD 66,000 Construct a brand new maternity hospital in Cambodia that will serve a community of 50,000 people.

Rotary and THE ONE major donors and sponsors will be recognized for the good we do Rotary wheel on the building Donor/ sponsor rooms

THE ONE will be recognized THE ONE Plaque

Implementing Due Diligence THE ONE 2013 * 50% of award money was sent to all the winner and all the finalists for them to start working on their projects after they submitted their plans for how the money would be used, upon approval by THE ONE Organizing Committee Our major donor Peter Bennett or a ONE OC member will visit each of the finalists project sites to ensure the integrity of the project. Once THE ONE OC accepts the project progress, we will send awardees the balance money for them to finish their projects.

Implementing Due Diligence THE ONE 2014 We will set up a stewardship sub-committee to conduct and ensure that all is in order All the awardees also have to submit mid-term reports and final report under certain criteria before they can receive the final portion of the award money. All Bills and expenses have to be reported and copies sent to us.

THE PILLARS that support

Global Representatives

Mr. Richard Elman Founding Award Donor US$100,000 to the Winner

Mr. Peter Bennett Major Award Donor US$ 50,000 to each of the three finalists

Platinum Sponsor Rusy M. Shroff BBS MBE & Purviz R. Shroff

Silver Sponsor

Trophy Sponsor

THE ONE Ambassador Donnie Yen Ji Dan

Donnie Yen’s endorsement on facebook

Donnie Yen’s endorsement on facebook

Donnie Yen’s endorsement on his website

2013 Post-event Media Coverage Media Print TV Online Blog No. of Clippings 20 2 16 5 Ad. Value HK$617,730.79 HK$1,797,660.00 HK$1,730,000.00 HK$265,000.00 Total (HKD): HK$4,410,390.79 This is equivalent to US$ 568,000 worth of PR this year vs. US$ 300,000 in 2011/12



and more to come on TV


Social Media Celebrities' blogs Qi Qi Cissy Wang Lelia Chow Cando Lo

Promotion within Rotary world

RI convention THE ONE Booth in Portugal

RI convention Speaking at Breakout Session

How can you help?

Please appoint a club representative to help collect nominations for THE ONE 2014

AGs DAGs Club Presidents/ Club Representatives

Please nominate your unsung hero before Jan 31, 2014 Download nomination form: > How to apply > Apply Now email:

Please share THE ONE story to your friends, sister clubs, partner organizations

Join our Rotary Dignitaries On THE ONE gala dinner 2014 Gary Huang Rotary International President-Elect Kalyan Banerjee Past Rotary International President Sushil Gupta Trustee of The Rotary Foundation

We need your support and sponsorship to make THE ONE sustainable

We need THE ONE & THE ONE needs you!


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