Presenting a Paul Harris Fellow Award is the Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs. It is named for our Rotary founder, a Chicago attorney, who, with three of his business associates, started the Rotary movement in 1905. The Rotary Foundation, founded at the suggestion of Arch Klumph in 1917, has distributed over 4 billion dollars through the years. The Rotary Foundation (TRF) allows Rotarians to address humanitarian needs by means of District Grants, Global Grants and its Polio Plus program. Our club has contributed more than $640,000 since our inception.
Funds distributed by the Foundation in the form of Grants, reflect the stated goals of Rotary including child and maternal health, environmental concerns, community and economic development, illness and disease prevention, peace building and conflict resolution, water related concerns and literacy and education. Within District 6960, Rotary Clubs have used District Grants to fund hurricane recovery, food pantries, school literacy programs, Josh the Otter swimming safety training, among many others.
The Rotary Foundation is Rotary’s number one means of financially reaching out to the world and the Foundation consistently scores four stars on Charity Navigator, a feat we are very proud of.
The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary will be holding a hybrid meeting both on Zoom and in person at The Community House. Doors open at 7:30 am, the meeting will begin at 8:00 am.