On September 30th our club was visited by our district governor Kevin Crouse and his wife Rebecca. The annual visit by our district governor provides a wonderful opportunity for joint learning about the district and our club as well as learning about this years Rotary theme of Engage Rotary - Change Lives. After seeing our club in action he was very complimentary about our past accomplishments and our upcoming plans as a service club.

The main point of his presentation to the club was an update on the Rotary Foundation which was founded in 1917 and gave its first gift in 1929 to the Society for Crippled Children. The foundation has many programs but the Polio plus Program to rid the world of Polio is one of our gems. Rotarians are proud that as of June 2011 Rotary has committed more that $850 million to global polio eradication. Rotary and others who have joined in on this mission are "just this close" with only Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan remaining endemic.  WOW! 


President Sharon presenting a donation from our club to District Governor Kevin Crouse for the Rotary Foundation