The Rotary Foundation is Rotary’s own and only charity and in 2016/17 it celebrated 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 as facilitating projects which address Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus.
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Sussex Vale has supported Foundation and the 'End Polio Now' campaign for many years. A Foundation Grant was obtained a few years ago to help fund 7 wells in Africa. In 2010 we planted 1000 purple crocuses in Adastra Park to publicise End Polio Now,more
The work of Youth Service is particularly geared to youth and assisting with youth development, studies and wellbeing. This committee organises the local heats of the many Rotary schools competitions that our club sponsor.more