I'm looking for some guidance from someone familiar with the inner workings of Rotary International.
We are debating what is allowable under CASE guidelines for payment on a pledge. According to section 1.2.8, "An enforceable, countable pledge includes only those funds that will be given by that legal entity."
We have a 2017 pledge that was made by a local Rotary Club. A major donor and board member of our organization also happens to be a member of this particular club. (He is a regular member and is not currently part of the club's leadership or list of officers.) He has written a few personal checks to our organization with the intent to pay towards the club's pledge.
Given my understanding of how Rotary Clubs operate (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotary_International#Rotary_Clubs), this donor should not have the ability to pay off the club's pledge. Instead, the club itself (at the direction of its governing body) should be paying the pledge. If our donor wishes to take responsibility for personally paying some of the club's pledge, he should pay the club directly and have it make the gift - correct? Are Rotarians considered an extension of the club itself?