Rotary Club of Rapid City

PO Box 284, Rapid City, South Dakota 57709

Club No. 1459, District 5610

November is Foundation Month 

 

 

November is Foundation Month

November is Rotary Foundation month, and 2017 will be the 100th birthday of the Foundation.
The Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International's sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary “to do good in the world.” Its event-filled history is a story of Rotarians learning the value of service to humanity. You have all heard of Rotary's efforts to eradicate Polio. In addition to End Polio Now, the Rotary Foundation helps Rotarians do good in the world through its Six Areas of Focus:

PROMOTING PEACE

PROVIDING CLEAN WATER

SUPPORTING EDUCATION

FIGHTING DISEASE

 

SAVING MOTHERS AND CHILDREN

GROWING LOCAL ECONOMIES 

That first gift that all started it in 1917 was for the amount of $26.50. If you have never given to the Rotary Foundation, would you consider giving a gift of $26.50 in this anniversary year? If you have given in the past, please consider increasing your gift by $26.50 or more. If you have any questions about the Foundation, please contact Joe Mauss 605-610-5035. Thank you for your generous support of the Rotary Foundation!