What You Missed Last Week!
November is Rotary Foundation Month. Am I the only club member who did not know that? Rotarian Fran Milberg gave an informative overview on the Foundation. It was a much-needed presentation, especially for those of us who are relatively new Rotarians. Fran explained how our individual and collective monies are used to make a difference in our community and the world. Part of her overview was the presentation of a district grant to Spark Thomasville. There are also global grants available. Global grants support large international activities with sustainable and measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. Clubs are encouraged to partner with other clubs when considering global grants. Thank you, Fran, for offering your personal reason for giving to the Foundation. You are being the change you want to see.
With the holiday season upon us, there are several opportunities to serve our community. For starters Tom Everett is looking for volunteers to ring the Salvation Army bell at Walmart. Since there was no dinner at the Vashti Center this year, you can donate to the center by mailing your donation to Teri White. There is also the recommendation of Fran to dig deeper into our pockets and give to the Foundation.
There are several club members who are recovering from surgery or are in the hospital. Some have lost loved ones or have loved one in the hospital. There are some who are scheduled to have surgery. Let us continue to keep these and their families in our prayer.
Posted by Walter Marria, Jr.
November 24, 2020