100 Years - 100%

 

 

Foundation Day - A day in October to be determined

 

The topic for last week’s meeting was presented by our President Steve Crump and our Foundation Day Chair Bobbi Baugh.

Our Rotary Foundation endowment was launched in 1917 with $26.50. Monies that go into the foundation are held and invested for three years and then returned with half going to the World Fund and half going back to the district from where it came. Steve has seen the benefits first hand as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student as well as now the House Next Door’s Child Abuse Therapy Program.  The House Next Door has received a grant from the foundation to provide sand tables with figurines for abused children to play with. Through the children’s play therapists are able to get clues as to how to help the child work through their emotional challenges.

The foundation also provides humanitarian needs worldwide addressing Peace, Health, Hunger and Education.

During the meeting Mark Watts, our area Governor in charge of Foundations, surprised Bobbi Baugh with her Paul Harris Fellow Award which means that she has contributed $1,000 to the foundation. $30 of our quarterly dues are automatically contributed to the Foundation.

To commemorate the 100 years of the foundation our District and our Club are working to achieve that 100% of our membership achieve the Paul Harris Fellow award. In order to make this happen Amanda Sande has researched each member’s status. Some members that have given over the $1,000 threshold have points that can be given to others that have not achieved that amount. Or you can check with Amanda to see where you are and determine if you want to make up the difference.