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2015

Membership

  • There are 328 current Members from all over the United States, Europe and Tanzania.
  • Dues have remained at $15 per year from 1991.
  • FOT introduced a new membership tracking system.

Income and Donations

  • $29,047 was contributed by our Members and by friends of FOT for our Regular Projects and another $35,086 was contributed for Member Sponsored projects for a total of $64,133 in donations.
  • FOT prepares an IRS 990 report and is listed on Guidestar.
  • FOT sells the RPCV Madison, Wisconsin International Calendar. Our profit on the 2015 calendar was $1362.

Projects

  • Regular Funded FOT projects throughout Tanzania were approved for funding for a total of $32,312.
  • Another $27,245 was approved for 4 Member Sponsored projects: two girls Scholarship programs, youth scholarship, and solar lanterns.
  • Friends of Tanzania has approved more than 283 projects from 1991 through 2015 with its Regular grant funding for a total of $353,326. In addition our Members contributed $243,148 for 35 Member Sponsored projects. Over this 24 year period, FOT has contributed a total of $596,474 to the people of Tanzania.  (See Projects Section).

Social and Educational Events

  • Winter Party, February, Arlington, Virginia.
  • Networking events including a public seminar on the "Future of of Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities in Tanzania" in April.
  • Maintaining the relationship with Peace Corps and NPCA.
  • Maintaining collegial relationships with the Tanzanian Embassy.

Communications

Governance

  • FOT had 14 Board Members in 2015 plus the IPP who serves ex-officio.
  • 5 FOT Members assisted the Board in important year long capacities: Membership Coordinator, Treasurer's Assistant, Newsletter Editor, Calendar Sales, Website Links and Website INFO Coordinator.

 

2014

Membership

  • There are 424 current Members from all over the United States, Europe and Tanzania.
  • Dues have remained at $15 per year from 1991.
  • FOT introduced a new membership tracking system.

Income and Donations

  • $50,306 was contributed by our Members and by friends of FOT for our Regular Projects and another $28,500 was contributed for Member Sponsored projects for a total of $78,806 in donations.
  • FOT prepares an IRS 990 report and is listed on Guidestar.
  • FOT sells the RPCV Madison, Wisconsin International Calendar. Our profit on the 2015 calendar was $1580.

Projects

  • Regular Funded FOT projects throughout Tanzania were approved for funding for a total of $20,885.
  • Another $32,426 was approved for 5 Member Sponsored projects: two girls Scholarship programs, improvements to toilet facilities and installation of a wireless router for a school, a training workshop for teachers and the construction of a meeting hall for a village women's group.
  • Friends of Tanzania has approved more than 273 projects from 1991 through 2014 with its Regular grant funding for a total of $321,014. In addition our Members contributed $215,903 for 31 Member Sponsored projects. Over this 23 year period, FOT has contributed a total of $536,917 to the people of Tanzania.  (See Projects Section).

Social and Educational Events

  • FOT video: Our first promotional video was produced.
  • FOT featured in World View magazine, National Peace Corps Association (NCPA) Summer 2014 Issue.
  • Winter Party, February, Arlington, Virginia.
  • Networking events including a public seminar on the "Future of Education in Tanzania" in April.
  • Participation in the Embassy of Tanzania 50th anniversary celebration in April.
  • Planning and executing the Tanzanian Ambassador's visit to Colorado in November.
  • Maintaining the relationship with Peace Corps and NPCA.

Communications

Governance

  • FOT had 15 Board Members in 2014 of which 4 were new.
  • 5 FOT Members assisted the Board in important year long capacities: Membership Coordinator, Treasurer's Assistant, Newsletter Editor, Calendar Sales, Website Links and Website INFO Coordinator.

 

2013

Membership

  • There are 389 current members from all over the United States, Europe and Tanzania.
  • Dues have remained at $15 per year from 1991.

Income and Donations

  • $24,606 was contributed by our members and by friends of FOT for our Regular Projects and another $34,392 was contributed for Member Sponsored projects for a total of $58,998 in donations.
  • FOT prepares an IRS 990 report and is listed on Guidestar.
  • FOT sells the RPCV Madison, Wisconsin International Calendar. Our profit was $2,274 in 2013.

Projects

  • 11 Regular Funded FOT projects throughout 6 regions of Tanzania were approved for funding for a total of $25,576 in 8 regions of Tanzania.
  • Another $29,852 was approved for 4 Member Sponsored projects: a teacher training project and two girls Scholarship programs and toilet block repairs.
  • Friends of Tanzania has approved more than 264 projects from 1991 through 2013 with its Regular grant funding for a total of $300,129. In addition our members contributed $183,477 for 26 Member Sponsored projects. Over this 22 year period, FOT has contributed a total of $483,606 to the people of Tanzania.  (See Projects Section).

Social and Educational Events:

  • Winter Party, February, Arlington, VA.
  • Networking event including Vijimambo in Washington DC in June
  • Meetings with the Washington DC, Embassy of Tanzania including the welcoming event for the New Ambassador from Tanzania

Communications

  • " Two Newsletters - Seeds of Friendship/Mbegu za Urafiki produced in May and October (See Newsletter section)
  • Enhanced website
  • We are on FACEBOOK at "Friends of Tanzania/Marafiki wa Tanzania".
  • Group Member of Peace Corps Connect website
  • Enhanced Membership List

 

2012

Donations

  • $24,704 was contributed by our members and by friends of FOT for our Regular Projects and another $22,640 was contributed for Member Sponsored projects for a total of $47,344 in donations.

Projects

  • 11 Regular Funded FOT projects throughout 6 regions of Tanzania were approved for a total of $25,698.
  • Another $22,900 was approved for 3 Member Sponsored projects: a teacher training project and two girls' Scholarship programs.
  • Friends of Tanzania has approved more than 253 projects from 1991 through 2012 with its Regular grant funding for a total of $274,553. In addition our members contributed $153,625 for 22 Member Sponsored projects. Over this 21 year period, FOT has contributed a total of $428,178 to the people of Tanzania.  (See Projects Section).

Social and Educational Events:

  • Winter Party, February, Arlington, VA.
  • Networking event, October, Denver, Colorado
  • FOT awarded the Loret Miller Ruppe National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) "Country of Service Award" at the Minneapolis June 30th Annual meeting
  • Meetings with the Washington DC, Embassy of Tanzania

Communications

  • " Two Newsletters - Seeds of Friendship/Mbegu za Urafiki produced in May and October (See Newsletter section)
  • Enhanced website
  • Establishment of a FACEBOOK page Friends of Tanzania/Marafiki wa Tanzania
  • Group Member of Peace Corps Connect website
  • Enhanced Membership List

 

2011

Membership

  • Nearly 400 members from all over the US and in Tanzania.
  • 12 Board members, including one in Atlanta, one in New York, and 2 in Colorado.

Donations

  • " $26,597 was contributed for regularly funded FOT projects, and another $20,826 for Member Designated projects.

Projects

  • 13 Regularly Funded FOT projects throughout Tanzania were sent a total of $25,796.
  • Another $25,825 was sent to 4 Member Designated projects: a water project, a teacher training project and two girls' Scholarship programs.
  • Since 1991, FOT has funded 269 projects for a total of $368,736.  (See Projects Section).

Social and Educational Events:

  • Winter Party, February, Arlington, VA.
  • Celebrations of FOT's 20th, Peace Corps 50th and Tanzania's 50th Anniversaries, September, Arlington, VA
  • Informational Event, September, Arlington, VA
  • Networking event, October, Denver, Colorado

Communications

 

2010

Membership

  • 370 Members from all over the USA and Tanzania
  • 11 Members of our Board including members in Boulder, New York City, and Atlanta
  • Locals Efforts in Boulder, Colorado

Donations

  • $21,090 was contributed by members for FOT projects and another $21,900 by six members in donations for our Giving Back Projects.

Projects

  • $25,350 was provided on 13 projects throughout Tanzania from regular budgeted funding.
  • 6 FOT members provided $21,800 for a scholarship program, a water project, school construction and a teacher training conference.
  • Since 1991, FOT has funded 252 projects for more than $347,910.  (See Projects Section).

Social and Educational Events:

  • Winter Party — February, Arlington, Virginia
  • Samosas Party — May, Beltsville, Maryland
  • Board Retreat for New Board Members — January, Arlington, Virginia

Communications

 

2009

Membership

  • 375 Members from all over the USA and Tanzania
  • 12 Members of our Board including members in Boulder, New York City, Atlanta and Glendale, Arizona
  • Locals Efforts in Boulder, Colorado

Donations

  • $21,781 was contributed by members for FOT projects and another $15,150 by two members in donations for our Giving Back Projects.

Projects

  • $28.930 was provided on 13 projects throughout Tanzania from regular budgeted funding. 
  • 2 FOT members provided $15,150 for 2 scholarship funds.
  • Since 1991 FOT has funded 215 projects for more than $300,000. (See Projects Section).
  • We receive about 50 inquiries for funding, but could only fund 13 this year.

Social and Educational Events:

  • Winter Party — February, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Safari Club Samosas Party — May, Washington, DC
  • Board Retreat for New Board Members — February, Arlington, Virginia

Communications

 

2008

Membership

  • 375 Members from all over the USA and Tanzania
  • 12 Members of our Board including members in Boulder, New York City, and Atlanta
  • Two Locals Chapters: Central Missouri and Boulder, Colorado

Donations

  • $ 21,781 was contributed by members for FOT projects and another $15,000 by two members in donations for our Giving Back Projects.
  • A special one-time gift of $25,000 by one member allowed us to increase our projects over previous years. The funds will be spread over several years.

Projects

  • 16 projects were funded around Tanzania for $32,160 and another 2 projects for $15,000 in our Giving Back Program.
  • Our total projects funded since 1991 is more than 215 projects for $256,020
  • We receive about 50 inquiries for funding, but could only fund 18 this year.

Social and Educational Events:

  • Winter Party — February, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Safari Club Samosas Party — May, Washington, DC
  • Board Retreat for New Board Members — February, Arlington, Virginia

Communications

 

December 2007

  • 375 Members
  • $20,493 was contributed by members for FOT projects and another $17,500 in donations for our Giving Back Projects
  • 12 budgeted projects were funded for $21,620 and another 4 projects for $17,500 in our Giving Back Program, bringing the 16 year total to 200 projects for $208,860
  • Social and Educational Events:
    • Winter Party - February, Arlington, Virginia
    • Safari Club Samosas Party - May, Washington, DC
    • Participation in the Tanzanian Association Independence Day Celebrations, December, Silver Spring, Maryland
    • Leon Sullivan Foundation Awards Dinner, December, Washington, D.C.
  • Board Retreat for New Board Members - February
  • 2 newsletters — Seeds of Friendship — Spring and Fall
  • Two Locals Chapters established
    Central Missouri, September
    Boulder, Colorado, December

 

2006 - Our 15th Anniversary

  • $18,901 was contributed by members for FOT projects
  • 8 projects funded for $23,170 bringing the 15 year total to 173 projects for $133,000
  • $9,250 was contributed to the Giving Back Program in benefit of Geita High School Scholarship Fund
  • Social and Educational Events:
    • Winter Party - February, Arlington, Virginia
    • Safari Club Samosas Party - May, Washington, DC
    • 15th Anniversary Celebrations, September 16th, Arlington, Virginia with over 100 members participating.
    • Participation in the 45th Peace Corps Anniversary Celebrations in Boston, Massachusetts and Baltimore, Maryland
    • Participation in Returned Peace Corps Volunteer reunions in Arlington, Virginia; Omaha, Nebraska; and Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Board Retreat for New Board Members - February
  • Annual General Meeting, September 16, 2006
  • New FOT Brochure produced
  • 2 newsletters - Seeds of Friendship - Spring and Fall
  • New website design

 

December 2005

  • 320 members
  • 12 projects funded at cost of $24,850
  • 2 newsletters - Seeds of Friendship - Spring and Fall
  • Social and Educational Gatherings:
    • Winter Party - February (Arlington, VA)
    • Safari Club Dinner - May (Washington, DC)
    • Dinner with MAWAU, NGO in Ukerewe (New York City)
    • TEAA trip to Tanzania (June)
  • Board Retreat for new and old board members - (February)
  • Over $16,500 received in donations to support projects.
  • 3 Giving-Back grants (Special Member grants) $14,300
    • Scholarship Program for Geita Girls Secondary School
    • Bukoba Scholarship Fund
    • PASADA Palliative Care Scholarship

 

December 2004

  • 280 members
  • 14 projects funded at cost of $20,660
  • 2 newsletters- Seeds of Friendship - produced
  • Social and Educational Gatherings - Winter Party in DC February with Tanzanian Ambassador, Spring Dinner Safari Club in DC May and Dinner and Tanzania Update in Chicago August as part of NPCA Meeting
  • Board Retreat for new and old board members - February
  • Over $30,000 received in donations to support projects including a match gift of $11,000
  • Participation in a member funded scholarship program for girls at Geita Secondary School

 

December 2003

  • 225 members
  • 18 projects funded
  • 2 newsletters- Seeds of Friendship - produced
  • 1 Membership Directory produced and distributed
  • Social Gathering - Winter Party February 2003
  • Board Retreat for new and old board members - February 2003
  • Over $13,000 received in donations to support projects
  • Change of Mailing Address to P.O. Box 9123, Arlington, Virginia 22219-11232
  • Extensive review of project funding. Unsolicited projects replaced by solicited programs and projects

 

December 2002

  • 278 members
  • 28 projects funded
  • 2 newsletters produced and distributed
  • Board Retreat for new and old members (February 2002)
  • Peace Corps 40+1 event June 2002 with 100 people at the FOT party and 50 at the General Meeting and seminar.
  • $9,101 received for contributions to projects.
  • Began receiving general emails to FOT via the web site http://www.FOTanzania.org
  • One social gathering - Winter party - Second party was canceled after 9/11

 

December 2001

  • 231 members
  • 20 projects funded
  • 2 newsletters produced and distributed
  • Board Retreat for new and old members (February 2001)
  • Planning for the FOT 10th Anniversary celebration on Sept. 20-22, 2001
  • One social gathering - Winter party - Second party was canceled after 9/11

 

December 2000

  • 180 members
  • 20 projects funded
  • 2 newsletters
  • 2 social gatherings (Each were attended by the Tanzania Ambassador to the U.S.A.)
  • Finalized the second FOT members directory
  • Annual meeting, July 2000
  • Board Retreat, January 2001
  • Received a $10,000 grant from an FOT member to support development projects in the Karatu District of Tanzania.

 

December 1999

  • 180 members
  • 18 projects funded
  • 2 newsletters
  • 2 parties
  • Annual meeting, June 1999
  • Board Retreat, January 2000
  • Upgraded website at www.FOTanzania.org
  • Participated in the Memorial Mass for President Julius K. Nyerere, 10/23/99
  • Participated in the Association of Tanzanians in The USA conference

 

December 1998

  • 163 members
  • 9 projects funded
  • 2 newsletters and two parties
  • 2 social gatherings
  • Annual meeting, June 1998
  • Board Retreat December 1998
  • Attended swearing-in ceremony of U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania, Charles Stith
  • $2930 raised for State Dept. Relief Fund for the bombing victims of the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania

 

September 1997

  • 170 members
  • 5 projects funded
  • 2 newsletters
  • 2 social gatherings
  • 1st Annual Meeting, June 1997

 

September 1996

  • 167 members
  • 4 projects funded
  • 2 newsletters and 1 newsnote sent
  • FOT T-Shirts produced
  • 2 Social gatherings (One with Tanzanian Ambassador)

 

September 1995

  • 167 members
  • 12 projects funded
  • 2 newsletters and 1 newsnote sent

 

September 1994

  • 155 members
  • 4 projects funded
  • 2 newsletters and 1 newsnote sent

 

September 1993

  • 140 members
  • FOT joined the National Peace Corps Association
  • Attended Unification Day gathering at Tanzanian Ambassador's
  • 2 projects funded
  • 2 newsletters sent

 

September 1992

  • 100 members
  • By-laws approved
  • Articles of incorporation filed
  • Application for tax-exempt status approved
  • Elections held
  • 2 projects funded
  • 2 newsletters sent to members
  • 501 (c) 3 approved (tax exempt status)

 

September 4, 1991

  • 45 members
  • 1st project (WAMATA) funded
  • Draft By-laws, FOT Newsletter published

August 3, 1991

  • Marafiki wa Tanzania officially began at our formation meeting during the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Peace Corps in Washington, DC. A committee presented the proposed structure for the organization, outlined a proposal for funding our first project, and identified people interested in serving on committees. The 50 participants (mainly RPCVs) were enthusiastic about FOT. The meeting was followed by a party at a local restaurant.


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