Posted on Nov 20, 2018
Did you know that in November Rotarians around the world celebrate the great work of The Rotary Foundation? As part of Foundation Month, Downtown Rotary has recognized eighteen new Paul Harris Fellows. The new fellows are:
Ryan Boschee, Eric Erickson, Mick Gibbs, J. Tyler Haahr, Paul Hanson, John Hantla, Rob Howe, Dan Kippley, Jennifer Kirby, Tim Kromminga, Andy Patterson, Matt Paulson, Cindy Peterson, Jay Powell, Jeff Pray, Loren Tschetter, Darla VanRosendale, Tom Welk
Thank you to each of these Rotarians for their contributions, along with all of the Paul Harris Fellows in our club.

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The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.

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During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.

Our mission

The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

Why should I donate to The Rotary Foundation?

Your donation makes a difference to those who need our help most. More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting our service projects around the world.

How does The Rotary Foundation use donations?

Our 35,000 clubs carry out sustainable service projects that support our six causes. With donations like yours, we’ve wiped out 99.9 percent of all polio cases. Your donation also trains future peacemakers, supports clean water, and strengthens local economies.

What impact can one donation have?

It can save a life. A child can be protected from polio with as little as 60 cents. Our partners make your donation go even further. For every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $2.


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