President's Charities for 2016/17
President Ged Heatherington has decided to support Rotary's own charity - The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation is Rotary’s own and only charity and in 2016/17 it will be celebrating its centennial anniversary. Former Rotary International President Arch Klumph’s idea for an endowment fund dedicated to ‘Doing Good In The World’ planted the seed for The Rotary Foundation in 1917.That one idea and an initial contribution of $26.50 set in motion a powerful force for good that has transformed millions of lives around the globe over the decades. Over the last 100 years, the Foundation has spent over $3 billion on humanitarian programmes across the world. This includes spearheading the movement to eradicate polio across the world, as well and facilitating projects which address Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus.