After visiting nearly 2/3 of our Rotary clubs in our district, I am in awe at the amazing service you give to your communities.  I knew each club had its unique projects and fundraisers, but when you think about the impact of 37 Rotary clubs, it’s unbelievable.  From displaying American flags on patriotic holidays to supporting your local schools to bringing meals to the elderly, you are making a big difference!  When you combine your service along with our Rotary Foundation, we are unstoppable in changing the world!

November is Rotary Foundation Month

As a second-generation Rotarian, I am honored to continue my mother’s legacy in supporting the Rotary Foundation.  November is Rotary Foundation Month, and for me, every month is Rotary Foundation month.  The Rotary Foundation transforms our gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.

During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.  Imagine the impact!  Charity Navigator scored our Rotary Foundation at 4 stars, the highest achievement because 91% of our donations go directly to our projects.

For several years, I had given $100 per year through my club’s dues structure as a sustaining member.  But, the further I dug into Rotary and the more I saw what our support brings to our communities near and far, I decided to give more.  I joined the Paul Harris Society a couple of years back, which means I have committed to giving $1,000 every year to the Rotary Foundation.  In addition to my sustaining member contribution through my club dues, I set up Rotary Direct which auto-debits an additional $80 per month from my bank account.  I wholeheartedly believe and support the good work of our Rotarians through our service above self and our contributions to the Rotary Foundation.