Rotary Foundation Minute

We should take time to reflect on the worldwide impact of The Rotary Foundation. Would you like to know what The Rotary Foundation is all about?  Perhaps it can be captured in this statement by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary. “When an individual, a sect, a clique or a nation hates and despises another individual, sect, clique or nation, he or they simply do not know the objects of their hatred.  Ignorance is at the bottom of it.”  Today, we have the Foundation as the core catalyst of our actions throughout the world. All of our programs such as Vocational Training Teams, scholarships, global grants and district grants (District 6000 calls them Community Service Grants) are directed at that ignorance. We can take tremendous pride in the international impact our organization has had in replacing conflict, poverty and illness with peace, economic stability and the eradication of disease.  The Rotary Foundation was started “to do good in the world” and the result has been to reduce the hatred that Paul Harris spoke about.  When you give to The Rotary Foundation, you work towards a more peaceful world.