We’ve talked a lot about The Peterborough Rotary Charitable Fund lately. And you probably know that it is the non-profit arm of our club. On a much bigger scale is the Rotary International Foundation, which is best known for its PolioPlus program, which is closing may actually end polio in our lifetime. What you may not know, however, is there are many more facets to Rotary International Foundation, such as support for local projects.

Alice Boucher, District Rotary Foundation Chair, will join us Monday to talk about the foundation, all the good it does, how we can participate, and how the foundation can help our club.

Please come hear this interesting program, and learn how our club and the foundation can work together.

Nothing happens without a committee…
Okay, that’s not just the punch line of a joke. In our professions, throughout life, and most certainly in Rotary, we accomplish more working together than alone. For each project to which our club commits, we depend on committee—a small band of volunteers—to see it through. Too often, though, the weight of a project falls on the shoulders of just one or two members. Maybe we haven’t done a good job of asking for help. And especially for new members, maybe we haven’t done a good job describing committee assignment opportunities.

I would like to correct all that beginning with the following:
First, we need your help. Most, though not all, committee we have can use more help. The duties vary, and some require only a small amount of time or are active for a short period. Of course, we all have busy, active lives, and none of us have time to participate in everything. And everyone in our club recognizes there are phases in our life when we simply have no time to contribute. That said, I do ask you to consider joining a committee or two. If you have the time and inclination, don’t stop at two. The more you get involved, the greater the reward. Not sure where to start? Just let me know your interest and ideas.

Second, here are a few committees you might want to consider:

 · Pancake Breakfastour biggest fundraiser
 · Membershipgo boldly and seek out new members to our club
 · Public Relationslet the world know what Peterborough Rotary does
 · IT & Websitemaintain and advance our web presence
 · Holiday Decoratingdeck the townhouse & bridges with boughs of...
 · Raffle & AuctionShep’s annual fundraiser
 · Operation Santaa gift for every needy tot
 · Programs & Speakerswork with members to develop programs
 · Youth Exchangefacillitate student foreign exchange program
 · And more!