Posted by Dick Youngberg
In 1917, outgoing Rotary International President Arch Klumph announced that it was altogether proper for Rotary to establish an endowment for the purpose of doing good. The first donation was $26.50 from The Kansas City club ($500.00) in today’s dollars). Thus began the tradition of giving for humanitarian causes. The goal for this, the Centennial year, is to raise $300,000,000 to continue the many projects and initiatives of Rotary around the world.
This year the Club adopted two Food Bank clients to make their Holidays a bit merrier.
Rotarian Jerry Curnow (right) and Food Bank volunteer (left) delivered a futon sofa/bed, new pots and pans, kitchen and bathroom towels, chest of drawers and other items to help furnish one family's home.
Another family, whose father has been diagnosed with cancer, received gifts of clothes for the children and a lap-top computer so that the father might pursue paying projects from home.
Cathleen Healy-Baiza of the Sedona Community Food Bank wrote, "These donations have made a huge difference in these families' lives."