We had quite a few visitors at the meeting today. Lunch was provided by Old Town Pizza. Frank Neves provided us with a special dessert of Krispy Kreme powdered donuts - Really fun and funny!
Isaiah del Castillo made a short presentation on his Eagle Scout project for Ride to Walk. We are sponsoring his project with a donation of $1,000.  And, he has invited us to help him during his Spring break March 26-April 2.  He was accompanied to the meeting by his parents. 
Danielle Lawlor from Ride to Walk was also at the meeting and made a short presentation on a June 2 fundraiser "1st Annual Beer and Wine Tasting Festival."  Ride to walk is dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and young adults with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback riding activities.  See event flyer with pictures.
We were especially pleased to have visiting Rotarians Kathy and Dave Clemens from the Roseville Club. Kathy is the District 5180 Paul Harris Society chairman. 
  • Taste of Italy is March 9.  Claire is still looking for live and silent auction items. 
  • Book Buddies followed the meeting.
  • There is a LHS Baseball dinner on March 2.
  • There will be a special day for Rotary at the June 10 Potters game with a VIP tent.
  • District Leadership Conference is April 7 - Sign up 
Our program was by Kathy Clemens talking about how donations can be made to the Rotary Foundation, arranged by our club Foundation Chair Jennifer Willis. 
The Rotary Foundation is rated 4-Stars by Charity Navigator for 10 years in a row.   The money goes to support Rotary projects worldwide. The fund was created by Past Rotary President Arch Klumpf with an amount of $26.50 left over from the 1917 Rotary Convention.  Today, the Foundation assets exceed $1 Billion.  Ways to give include:
  • Give when you want.  Typically we donate for our birthdays.  Donations accumulate toward a Paul Harris Fellow award for each $1,000 donated.      
  • Commit to $1,000 per year to be in the Paul Harris Society.   You can committee online through Rotary Direct.  
  • Become a Benefactor or Bequest Society members by including a donation in your will or trust.  
Donated can be given to Annual Fund Share (50% returned to our District in 3 years - and we apply to use the money with grants). Polio Plus is another donation approach where 100% goes to polio eradication. 
If you are interesting in work on District Foundation activities, contact PDG Glenn Fong (Roseville Rotary).