Foundation Centennial Continues

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION HAS TURNED 100!

Rotary is has marked the Foundation's centennial with a year of festivities. It culminated at the 2017 convention in Atlanta, yet in District 7040, we continue to celebrate!
 
 
Plan how your club will support The Rotary Foundation this year. Here are some ways to get involved:
  • Plan a Rotary Day in your community to raise awareness of Rotary and its Foundation - thank about World Polio Day on October 24th or Rotary's birthday on February 23rd or Paul Harris' birthday on April 19th.
  • Promote projects your club is involved in that are funded by the Foundation...which can also include donations from your community.   It's always great to say 'thanks' to those who have contributed to a project's success!
  • Empower The Rotary Foundation to support the good work of Rotary clubs around the world by making a special contribution - personally or as a club.
  • Bike to End Polio Now - get on board, whether it be a stationery bicycle or a road bike.  Cycle to raise funds to help End Polio Now!  We'll be focusing on this fun (and family-oriented) way to create awareness of Counting Down to History.
 
 

"WE SHOULD NOT LIVE FOR OURSELVES ALONE, BUT FOR THE JOY IN DOING GOOD FOR OTHERS."

— Arch C. Klumph, letter to Rotary club presidents, 5 February 1929

 

The seed for The Rotary Foundation was planted by Rotary President Arch Klumph at the Atlanta Convention in 1917. From the first gift of $26.50, the Foundation's assets have grown significantly, and more than $3 billion has been spent on programs and projects — transforming millions of lives around the globe. Learn more about the Foundation.

 
100th Anniversary Resources

CELEBRATE THE CENTENNIAL

Promotion Kit

 
Use these resources to promote the 100th anniversary in your community:
  • Ideas and activities for clubs
  • Doing Good in the World promotional flier
  • Doing Good in the World bookmark
  • Sample press release
  • Centennial letterhead
  • Centennial PowerPoint template
  • History of The Rotary Foundation PowerPoint
  • Centennial postcard