Special Funds

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. 
            • To make a contribution to the ‘Betterment Fund’:  Click Here
            • Application to apply for Betterment Funds:  Click Here
            • For more information and history of the Betterment Fund:  Click Here

Additional Information

The Betterment Fund will be supervised and administration 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 is an ex-officio member

For 2020 – 2021, the elected Board of Trustees are

        • Dana Davidson, PIP, CHAIR (1 year term) DIII
        • Chuck Field, PIP (2 year term) DVII
        • Harold Bernard, PIP (3 year term) DVI

Also, according to ARTICLE II, Section 2, the International Secretary-Treasurer shall act as Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Trustees under whose sole instructions shall act with respect to all matters and property in their charge.

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 – 2021the Betterment Fund Board of Directors will be:  

        • Ted Shewchuk, IPIP, CHAIR (1 year term) DVII
        • Matthew Johnson, PIP (1 year term) DIV
        • Lew Lause, PDG (1 year term) DI
        • Roger Lindley, PDG (2 year term) DIX
        • Ross Davis, PDG (3 year term) DVII

Bylaw reference to the Board of Trustees (Chapter 6) and 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.
For more information and history of the Memorial Fund:  Click Here

Additional Information: 

The Fund will be supervised and administration by the Board of Trustees:  three (3) Trustees shall be elected by the Convention and serve for a term of three (3) years, staggered.  In addition, the current International President is an ex-officio member and the International Secretary-Treasurer shall act as Secretary-Treasurer (ex-officio).  For 2020 – 2021, the Board of Trustees will be: 

        • Dana Davidson, PIP, CHAIR (1 year term) DIII
        • Chuck Field, PIP (2 year term) DVII
        • Harold Bernard, PIP (3 year term) DVI
        • Alan Pentney, President, Ex-Officio Member DVIII
        • Mike McNally, PIP Secretary-Treasurer, Ex-Officio Member DIII

Bylaw reference to the Board of Trustees (Chapter 6) and the Memorial Fund (Chapter 11) Click Here.