Governor Cindi’s November Message

by DG Cindi O’Neil

Rotary Foundation helps us Reach Beyond Ourselves

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, support the environment, 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 seven areas of focus, year over year, community by community, providing life-saving miracles.

If you pledge $250 per year to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation you enable both your local club, our District, and the World Fund to grow and provide sustaining funds to leverage this important work. Whether it is service work in our local schools for literacy or service work overseas like our disease prevention programs, all are leveraged two to four times over because of your gift. This month, won’t you pledge $21 per month to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund to reach this potentially life-saving goal?

Please contact your Club Rotary Foundation Chairperson to set up your gift this November. They are there to help you. To support all this transformative work, you can end Foundation Month on a charitable note by participating in Giving Tuesday on 3 December. Rotary will be joining thousands of other organizations worldwide for a global day of giving, and it is a prime opportunity to advance our mission by making a contribution to the Annual Fund. It is now easier than ever to give to the Foundation online.

Consider inviting our District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair person, Tim Mobley, to speak to your Club.  His stories and knowledge are inspiring reminders of the great impact we can have using the bedrock of support from The Rotary Foundation