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Hank Popoff addressed the Rotary Club of Airdrie today on the Rotary Foundation. The Foundation is administered by Rotary International and it makes grants available to Rotary clubs to do approved projects.
The Foundation received its ninth consecutive annual four-star rating from Charity Navigator for exceeding industry standards and out-performance of most charities in similar fields of endeavor: Last rating (2016) was 100 pts/100pts. It was recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2017 with its annual Award as the Outstanding Foundation for commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others and involvement in public affairs. It also received the Gates Award for Global Health, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has already support the Foundation’s Polio Eradication to the tune of $US 880m.
In Canada the Foundation is recognized by the Government for its integrity and governance by a medium term matching grant program by the Government for charitable projects.
The Rotary Club of Airdrie has contributed to this project over the past 15 years, and presented another cheque of $2500 today towards the construction of the pending new stage of the Rotary Challenger Park development.
Ash Dawodharry was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, making the move to Alberta four years ago. He now calls Airdrie home with his beautiful wife and two children ages one and two. Ash studied at the University of London in the LLB Program, Law. His family has a very strong financial background over the last 20 years where Ash gained an interest in the industry making the choice to switch from a focus in Law to Finance.
Ash is a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones in Airdrie with his mission to help people achieve their financial goals.
Ash is joining Rotary as he wants to be as involved in the community as possible. He is also a member of the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce and the Airdrie Business Network. He looks forward to contributing along with other Rotarians towards the economic growth and development in Airdrie.

The first ever Rotary Club of Airdrie Scholarship Award at WH Croxford High School was presented on 2nd November 2017 at the school to Chloe Pilon by Rotarian Pieter Taljaard.

Chloe is a grade 11 student at WH Croxford High School, and a grateful recipient of the Rotary scholarship. She has what people call a bubbly personality; she is a consistent, optimistic character and has a positive smile in and outside of the classroom. Some people find it hard to believe, but she has a passion for learning new information, and enjoys expressing excitement when things make sense. As an eager student, she is always curious but also motivated to be involved in the world around her. Chloe constantly searches for more ways to reach out to others with the best of intentions. As an active leadership member in our school and second year in Leadership Academy Chloe strives for excellence in all that she pursues; academically and extra-curricular based. She has a heart for serving others in any way possible, whether it be little acts of kindness or big gestures of compassion, and always anticipates new ways to bring smiles out of others. Chloe is completely accepting and encouraging of others, and has an endless enthusiasm for creating positive change. She is an active, cooperative, self-motivated, and effective leader who will bring her many passions and skills with her into future endeavours, leaving a legacy behind her.

Congratulations to Chloe and to Tracey Sweetapple for the wonderful awards ceremony!

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