Gyro International has two (2) Special Funds:
1) Betterment Fund:
The Fund shall is composed of money received from 1) Gyros who wish to further the objectives of Gyro International and 2) Gyros who wish to recognize the contributions Gyro International and its member have made to their personal lives.
The ‘Betterment Fund’ Board of Directors – composed of the two (2) most recent immediate Past Presidents together with three (3) Past District Governors – shall have the exclusive right, power and authority over expenditures/distributions. For 2020 – 2021, the Betterment Fund Board of Directors will be:
Alan Pentney, IPIP, CHAIR (1 year term) DVII
Ted Shewchuk, PIP (1 year term) DIV
Roger Lindley, PDG (1 year term) DIX
Ross Davis, PDG (2 year term) DVII
Randy Tarrier (3 year term) DI
Bylaw reference to the Betterment Fund (Chapter 11A): Click Here
2) Memorial Fund:
The Fund shall be composed of money and/or property received from:
Contributions by Gyros or other individuals;
Legacies and Bequests;
Surpluses from conventions andevents etc.;
Any other source, which in the opinion of the Board of Governors or the Executive Council, appear to be appropriate.
The Fund shall be maintained for te purpose of perpetuating and promoting the work and welfare of Gyro through and by such means as the Board of Governors or the Executive Council may from time to time determine.
For more information and history of the Memorial Fund: Click Here
Bylaw reference to the Memorial Fund (Chapter 11): Click Here
The Betterment and Memorial Funds are administered and supervised by the Board of Trustees: three (3) Trustees who shall be elected by the Convention and serve for a term of three (3) years, staggered. In addition, the current International President and the International Secretary-Treasurer are ex-officio members.
For 2020 – 2021, the elected Board of Trustees are:
- Chuck Field, PIP, CHAIR (1 year term) DVII
- Harold Bernard, PIP (2 year term) DVI
- Peter Evans (3 year term) DIV
Blanton Bessinger (President) and Mike McNally (Secretary/Treasurer) – ex-officio members
Bylaw reference to the Board of Trustees (Chapter 6) Click Here