Do good in the world.
105 years ago, then outgoing Rotary president Arch Klumph proposed setting up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” That one idea has formed what we know today as The Rotary Foundation (TRF) which has paved the way to transform millions of lives around the globe.
The legacy lives on to this day with all of us, the new generation of Rotarians, to continue to carry the torch to do good in the world. Each contribution, big and small, to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) matters and is essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world. Our donations pooled together, have educated children, healed illnesses, cleaned the environment, built communities, protected women and children, prevented pandemics, resolved conflicts and generally improved lives.
But, needless to say, there is still so much more to be done and the call for more helping hands continues. This month we give focus to The Rotary Foundation and I am encouraging every Rotarian to share your blessings and change lives both close to home and around the world. In fact, your gifts come back to the district in the form of global grants. For this year alone, we have 28 open global grants and 4 pending grants from various clubs in D3850. These grants specifically provide psychotherapy support for abused children, medical equipment or facility, technical vocational training, food, livelihood, among others.
There is strength in numbers and there’s power in joining forces over a shared interest and goal. The best opportunity to share is today. Let’s not wait for things to get better or for ourselves to get richer, let’s share what we have, visit the Rotary Foundation at rotary.org and let’s continue to Do Good for many.