World Community Service Evening
The dinner was held at Don and Judy’s house and it was a great success.
Members brought in plenty of food. We all had a great evening and raised over $2,000 for the Rotary Foundation.
Thank you everyone for your contribution. And big thanks for Don and Judy for hosting it.
The following is a summary of where we have spent the money donated by members and the public. The Rotary Club of Sidney by the Sea segregates the operations and fundraising sides of the club. Club operations are supported by members. All fundraising is directed to charitable donations or student scholarships. The annual donations budget is in the $30,000 – $40,000 range depending on the success of our fundraisers.
||Otacilio Costa, Brazil
||Therapeutic pool for the Parents and Friends of Exceptional Children, $US15,000 with Rotary Grant
|Lages, Brazil, Seara do Bem Children’s Hospital
||Intensive Care equipment, $US 18,000 with Rotary Grant
|Malawi Atsikana Pa Ulendo Girls’ School
||Kitchen equipment, $US 8,249 with Rotary Grant
|Mengo Hospital, Uganda
||Container Project (with Compassionate Resources Warehouse) $US 13,500 with Rotary Grant
||Conakry, Guinea, Specialized training for a facial surgeon and operating room equipment, $US 105,500 with Rotary Grant
||Start Up of new Bangladesh School, $US 10,000 with Rotary Grant
||Worldwide polio eradication program
||Support for inoculation of children throughout the world
||Malawi Atsikana Pa Ulendo Girls’ School
||Individual scholarships provided by Club members
||Small loans, various recipients
||Support of small businesses through Kiva micro loans
Dhaka Sidney by the Sea Women’s School
The week of February 23rd
marked 110 years since Paul P. Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram E. Shorey gathered in Loehr’s office in Room 711 of the Unity Building in downtown Chicago for what would become known as the first Rotary club meeting. It also is 30 years since Rotary launched its campaign to rid the world of polio. Rotary clubs around the world celebrated the milestones in a variety of ways. You can view some of them by following this link
As part of those celebrations locally, the END POLIO NOW and Rotary logos were projected onto the Empress Hotel.