ROTARY FOUNDATION

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The Club is a firm supporter of The Rotary Foundation  to which regular contributions are made.  Since this is Rotary's own charity, most of the money is raised from the members themselves.

The Committee organises a monthly competition (or swindle!) amongst members, who make a donation to Foundation in order to take part (compulsory!).

Each year the Rhydycroesau Pantomime Group focus their unique talents in the production of a pantomime 'like no other'!   The Club is fortunate in being allowed access to the opening night, the proceeds being in aid of rotary Foundation.  In January 2015, the event raised £430 for Foundation.  Yet again, we are most grateful  to the pantomime group for their generosity. Fund raisiing in Oswestry Morrisons in February 2015 raised £154.

From this and other events, substantial donations have been made to "Polio Plus" - the Rotary International programme to eradicate polio worldwide.

Paul Harris Fellowships are awarded as recognition for distinguished service and are the highest accolades that Rotary can bestow.The Club is delighted to record that several Paul Harris Fellows are counted amongst their number.

In recent years, fellowships have been awarded to Rtn Brian Bristoll and Judy Bristoll; Rtn Paul Crosby, Rtn Brian Gray, Mr George Miah, Rtn Jonathan Jones, Rtn John Cranwell and Rtn Linda Butler.

Recent awards were made to Gwyn and Mary Evans in recognition of their voluntary contributions to medical provision in India and Malawi.

Honorary Rotarian Chris Bushnell was awarded a sapphire to his Paul Harris Award in recognition of his continuing contribution to RYLA.

Ambassadorial Scholarships -the purpose of this Rotary Foundation programme is to further international understanding and friendship among people of different countries and geographical areas by enabling graduate and undergraduate students to study abroad. The Club is delighted to be sponsoring undergraduate student Janire Denny-Arzallaz, who is planning to spend a year of her course at a university in Colombia.