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The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation targets projects in communities throughout the world including ours through various programs including matching grants. Our local club supports the foundation through club level giving and through encouraging personal giving.
Rotary Foundation Committee
The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs.
Funding is supported solely by volunteer contributions from Rotarians & friends
Programs for Health, Hunger & Humanities - Polio Plus
Contributions of US$1,000 results in being recognized as “Paul Harris Fellow”
Every member is encouraged to contribute US$100 during first year to create a “sustaining membership” in Rotary Foundation
Club Contributions
22- Club members are Paul Harris Fellows
6- Members of our club are Sustaining Paul Harris Contributors
$59,738 Contributed to The Rotary Foundation by club members since our founding
Additional funds contributed by club annually ($6,000 this year)
Polio Plus - Our Foundation at Work!
In 1985, Rotary International launched PolioPlus — a 20-year commitment to eradicate polio. PolioPlus is one of the most ambitious humanitarian undertakings ever made by a private entity. It will serve as a paradigm for private/public collaborations in the fight against disease well into the 21st century. US$340 million committed to date . . . .US$500 million by 2006.

As the polio eradication program grew, so did Rotary's commitment and involvement. By 1990, Rotary moved from providing vaccine to children in developing countries against poliomyelitis, to assisting health care workers in the field, providing training for laboratory personnel to track the polio virus and working with governments around the world in supporting the historic health drive. Rotary looks to celebrate the global eradication of polio in the year 2008.