Today we heard from Rotarian Peter Weiglin who spoke about the Rotary Foundation.
November is Rotary Foundation month. The foundation started in 1917 and is best known for giving over $500 million to eradicate polio. The goal is that every Rotarian would donate at least $100 every year to the share fund. The foundation promotes peace, helps prevent diseases, provides access to clean water and sanitation, improves basic education and literacy, and helps communities develop through microfinance.
Each Rotary district and each Rotary club has a foundation committee. The foundation dollars are channeled through our global network of local Rotary clubs around the world in the form of national grants and district grants. The rating of the foundation is outstanding and has extremely low administrative costs.
Next week we will hear from Heidi Woods, Director of Coalition for a Drug Free Clermont County.