Posted by Cindi O'Neil
The rotary Foundation helps us reach beyond ourselves to Serve others.
 
The Rotary Foundation gives us all the opportunity to reach beyond ourselves to serve others in truly significant ways.  The Rotary Foundation works to close the gap between those much less fortunate than the rest of us, working to provide clean water and sanitation, healthy mothers and children, prevent disease like Polio, spur economic development, fund literacy and education, and ultimately create world peace.  Each act of service brings us one step closer to a more peaceful world. Whether you personally touch someone’s life during a service project or you a give some of your treasure to The Rotary Foundation, Rotary is diligently focusing on these six areas of focus, year over year, community by community, providing life-saving miracles.
 
If you pledge $200 per year to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation you enable both our local club, our District, and the Global Fund to grow and provide sustaining funds to leverage this important work.  Service work in our local schools for Literacy, service work overseas like our disease prevention work in Ethiopia, are all leveraged two to four times over because of your gift.  This month, won’t you pledge $17 per month, or $50 a quarter to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund?
 
Please contact your Club Rotary Foundation Chairperson, Cindi O’Neil to set up your gift this November.  She is there to help you.  Assistance at 541-480-8848 or coneil@solairehomebuilders.com.
 
This Ethiopian woman is hauling an eight-foot wide bundle of eucalyptus wood to town to sell for charcoal production.  She walks up Mount Entoto, 704 feet, multiple times a day to earn a living. Three Rotarians from our Club traveled there last year on a Rotary-funded Global Grant focusing on a Maternal and Child Health project. Please give generously to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation.  The need is great.
 
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