The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation is Rotary's own charity. It is supported by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation and generous donations from the general public who share its vision of a better world. The work of the Foundation is far reaching and covers both humanitarian and educational programmes
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. It has become one of the foremost non-governmental foundations with the educational support programme being the largest private scholarship endowment in the world
November is Foundation Month and the Club, in recognition of that, were pleased to welcome not one but two Rotary Scholars to our meeting, Agrieneth Masule from Botswana who is this year's Hilary King Memorial Scholar funded by 1080 and Emily Hoover from Colorado Springs USA both of whom are studying for Masters Degrees in Educational Development at Cambridge with a view to making a difference in thier communities to build a better future
President Adrian Parker exchanging banners with Grinny Masule - Trinity to Gabarone - hands across the continents
Through the Foundation, Rotary is dedicated to eradicating Polio throughout the world and since the programme started in 1985 tremendous strides have been made and it is now only endemic in four remaining countries. Rotarian volunteers world-wide have been involved in inoculating millions upon millions of children to further our aim of complete eradication of this dreadful disease.