Warren Banks

Global Grants Committee Chair

United Services Rotary Club, e-Club

District 5340

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Member of the Rotary Club of Portland (OR) and the International Service Committee since August 5, 2002. From 2006-2010 served as Chair of this committee. During tenure, the committee originated or participated in Matching Grants totaling over US $1 million, with an average leverage of club funds of more than 8:1. Rotary Club of Portland has led or participated in grants in more than 10 countries.

From 2007-2010 led District Training Assembly module for International Service for 4 District Assemblies. Continues to serve as a District resource for Matching Grants (now Global Grants) and District Grant writing.

Attended all District Training Assemblies and District Conferences from 2003 to date and led a very popular international service module at the 2009 District Conference. Participated in two District Partners in Service conferences and in the training available to me as spouse of a District Governor (GNATS, GETS and International Assembly), and prior to that, as club president. Accompanied spouse, DG Deniel Banks, on all club visits and functions during 2012-13. Have attended Rotary International Conventions in Copenhagen, New Orleans, Thailand and Lisbon.

Involved in District 5100 peace activities from 2012. Provided introduction to Portland Police Bureau through Commander of the Central Precinct, which led to 2 Portland Police Bureau officers being chosen to attend Rotary Peace Certificate program. Wrote summary of District peace activities.

2006-2015: Have travelled annually to Central American countries for Uniendo America Project fairs, and follow up on grants and projects by the Rotary Club of Portland (Guatemala, Costa Rica and Honduras).