The Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation & our Rotary Club


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Rotary's corporate charity was formed in 1917 with the aim "to do good in the world". Over the years the charity has expanded and today it is the world's largest non-governmental charity dedicated to international peace and understanding, education and health. The annual donations from all clubs around the world in the Rotary Year 1st July 2013- 30th June 14 amounted to a record $116.6M*.

In 1979, Rotary began its journey to eradicate Polio from the world and we are nearly there! In 1985 there were 350,000 cases of polio per year, last year there were just a few hundred cases in just three countries - Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.

This Rotary Club has made a contribution to the Foundation every year since it was formed in 1987.

As well as raising funds for polio eradication, we have participated in international understanding projects. Just a few years ago, we sponsored a young lady working in computer education in the community to travel on a Group Study Exchange visit to the Philippines.

 

* In 2013-14 the Rotary Foundation directed 92% of its funds to spending on programmes, 2% on administration and 6% on fund-raising. These figures far exceed the criteria set by independent charity-rating-services. Indeed in 2014, Americ's largest charity evaluator,Charity Navigator, awarded the Rotary Foundation a maximum four stars.  

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Donating a range of new baking equipment to the Lutterworth Enterprise Centre in support of their joint initiative with The Lutterworth Share and Care Group

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An introductory note from President Roger, our president for the Rotary year 2020 - 2021

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The Rotary Foundation & our Rotary Club

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Whittle Roundabout Lutterworth

An outline of our Town and surrounding District

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The role of the International Committee.

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An explanation of the meaning and purpose of Rotary.

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An outline of the role of the Youth Committee.

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Concerned with aspects of membership.

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