100 Years Of Rotary Foundation

A Century of The Rotary Foundation


100 years of doing good in the world



Since it started in 1917 with a $26.50 endownment, The Rotary Foundation has to date given out $3 billion to humanitarian efforts worldwide.

The Rotary Foundation is today tackling some of humanities greatest challenges:


  • Health & hunger
  • Fighting disease, like POLIO
  • Supporting education
  • Providing clean water
  • Growing local economies
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Promoting peace

Polio - Why Zero Matters


Canterbury Forest of Blean and the Rotary Foundation


Our Club has always participated in Rotary Foundation programmes with enthusiasm.


We have hosted Ambassadorial Scholars at the University of Kent and at Wye College, from Jamaica, Japan, Uganda and the USA. We have sponsored outgoing Group Study Exchange team members and provided a Rotarian leader for a GSE trip to Argentina.


We are currently heavily committed to supporting the Polio Plus/End Polio Now programme, raising funds towards the eradication of this dreadful disease. Since the first vaccinations in the Phillippines in 1979 there has been a 99.9% reduction, with recent cases confined to Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Now with the help of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, we believe that polio can be consigned to the history books in the near future.


Rotary doing good in the world....

'What We Do' Main Pages:

Important happenings in our club

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An overall summary of our Club to whet your appetite.

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Thank you for taking the time to look at our website. We have prepared some information to explain a little more about who we are and what we do and attempt to answer questions you might have.

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Richard Field and Mike Moore

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Rememberance Sunday Wreath Laying

A resumé of the rewarding activities in which we are involved supporting our community and good causes.

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A description of what we have done to raise funds for charitable work and a list of charities supported. Sponsorship opportunities and previous recent sponsors.

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Support our charity trust fund when shopping online, at no extra cost to you!

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A summary of social events which we have enjoyed in recent years, including Presidents' Weekends.

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We enjoy supporting local charities and organisations which promote the welfare of young persons.

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Details of international projects in which we have been involved.

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History from the Club's inception until now

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What would it take to change the world? Rotary's 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self.

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A Century of The Rotary Foundation

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We are proud to have sponsored 6 shelterboxes in the past year

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