Posted by John Armbrust on Jan 07, 2019
Rotary Club Updates January 10, 2019
  • It’s been quite some time since we last met.  I hope each of you enjoyed the holidays and that we all have a successful, healthy and joyful 2019.
  • This week our program will be Ned Seaton who will provide his annual look-back at the previous year and make his prognostications for key events in 2019.  Ned has been a highlight each year and I’m sure will be once again this year.
  • Your Board will be meeting immediately after our club meeting this Thursday.  Please let me know if you have something you feel should be brought to the Board’s attention.
  • Rotary Leadership Institute will once again this year be held in Manhattan on March 30-31.  This program is an excellent way to learn more about Rotary and meet Rotarian from other clubs in our District.  Further, this program is designed for all Rotarians, not just those in club leadership positions. 
  • A few reminders of why it is important to contribute to the Rotary Foundation
    • 91% of your dollars are used on programs and projects.
    • Your contribution is matched 2-to-1by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, meaning every dollar you contribute actually adds $3 to the Rotary Foundation for the great work it supports worldwide.
    • The Rotary Foundation supports 6 causes:
      • Promoting peace
      • Providing clean water
      • Saving mothers and children
      • Supporting education
      • Growing local economies
      • Fighting disease
    • Polio – about 99% of all cases have been resolved but there is still much work to be done.  Additionally, a child can be protected from polio with as little as 60 cents.
    • Finally, we receive back from the District more funds than we contribute in the form of grants and fellowships. 
    • So please contribute something to the Rotary Foundation – its important and your contribution supports programs and projects locally as well as internationally.
  • Upcoming Dates of Interest
  • January 21: Rotary on Tap (Taphouse)
  • March 30-31: Rotary Leadership Institute (Manhattan)