Incoming juniors and seniors in high school are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity to spend two weeks in the area of Iwate, Japan in June 2017. Students become immersed in Japanese culture and come home with new friendships and memories of a wonderful time. See the video below for highlights from the 2013 trip, and find the application and more information here.
Looking back at the momentous 1917 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, it is difficult to see what could have been contentious about the words of then-President Arch C. Klumph: “It seems eminently proper that we should accept endowments for the purpose of doing good in the world.” Yet, at the time, support for the idea was far from unanimous. Some thought an endowment fund would create more trouble than it was worth. But Klumph’s idea received the support it most needed in the form of an initial donation of $26.50 from the Rotary Club of Kansas City, Mo.
Nearly 100 years later, we recognize Klumph’s idea as not only visionary, but revolutionary: It set in place the mechanism that allowed Rotary to become the vast force for “doing good in the world” that it is today.
Are you looking for ways to show your Rotary pride!? Take a look at our District Resources page and download high res graphics to include in your emails or your social media pages such as Facebook or Twitter. Visit District Resources HERE.