The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...
Australian entrepreneur announces $1 million gift to Rotary
On Wednesday, over breakfast with the Rotary Club of Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Dick Smith announced a donation of AU$1 million to Rotary (about US$750,000), citing admiration of Rotary members for the time they devote to others. The Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) will administer the funds. “With 29,500 Rotarians in 1,100 clubs throughout Australia, we have an army of volunteers eager to assist those in need,” says Michael Perkins, RABS chair. “The impact of this donation will be felt throughout all of Australia, from the cities to the...
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of December auctions.
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Our club was well represented helping the Fairview Knights of Columbus prepare their annual Thanksgiving Dinner.
On Sunday November 13, 2016, the Rotary Club of Chicopee presented a donation of $1,500 to the St. Stanislaus Basilica Sandwich Ministry. The program was begun in 2010 by Deacon Joe Peters and Dick Johnston as a way to help the less fortunate people that live in the Chicopee Center area. The ministry serves 80 lunches every week and also organizes and distributes good used clothing including coats and new socks. Donations to help in this very important mission are always welcome and greatly appreciated. Please Contact Joe Peters at <email@example.com> to donate or help in any way.
The Chicopee Rotary Club donated $1,000 to a Veterans Appreciation Dinner prepared by the Chicopee Elks. The dinner was held on Wednesday November 9, at the Chicopee Elks Lodge on Granby Road in Chicopee.
On Monday November 7, our club donated $2,500 to the Chicopee Boys and Girls Club to help sustain their Music Program. The grant will be used to provide continued exposure and lessons on drum, guitar, keyboard and vocals. The program was launched last year when the club made an initial donation of $5,000.
The Rotary Club of Chicopee presented Paul Harris Fellow Recognitions to three deserving individuals who have provided extraordinary service to their communities. The event was held on Thursday October 13, at the Munich Haus in Chicopee, and honored Jill Bigos, Brian Corridan and Mayor Richard Kos. Thanks to Kathi Donahue and her committee for all their hard work. (see photo album)
Chicopee Rotary recently presented $1,000 to Link to Libraries to help support their mission in local schools!