Posted on Nov 08, 2017
Brent's District Bulletin


Did you know the mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty?

The foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotary members and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better World. This support is essential to make possible projects, funded with the Foundation grants, that bring sustainable improvement to communities in need.

Did you know Polio eradication is Rotary’s top philanthropic priority? Rotary launched the PolioPlus Program in 1985. In 1988, when Rotary began working with its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, there were more than 350,000 polio cases in over 125 countries annually. Since then, more than 2.5 billion children have been immunized against polio and the incidence of polio has decreased 99.9%. Only 12 cases of the WPV have been identified since January 1, 2017 thanks to your efforts and support!

Thank you for your generosity and the kindness from your heart for supporting The Rotary Foundation while making a difference in the World!

Brent Coates
District Governor 2017-18
Rotary Club of Palatka Sunrise
Rotary International District 6970 – “Florida’s Friendliest District”