It started over 100 years ago with one man, Arch Klump, who had a vision to set up an endowment fund for the purpose of doing good and creating a better world.
 
A world where everyone has access to clean water and where children no longer die as a result of drinking contaminated water.
 
A world where the promise of a better life is attainable because education is accessible. 
 
Where dignity is restored and  dependency is shattered because someone can now write her own destiny thanks to a micro credit loan.
 
 A world where the vulnerable is protected and the homeless sheltered.
 
Where the hungry is fed and the sick treated.
 
Where suffering is alleviated and the hurting is stopped.
 
A world where through our humanitarian services & programs we build foundations of Peace across borders.
 
For over 100 hundred years this vision lives on through the Rotary Foundation.
 
It took one person to start it, it takes one person to continue it and  that person is you.
 
As Waldo Emerson reminds us “To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - that is to have succeeded”.
 
Let us continue to contribute to the Rotary Foundation so that we can leave the world a “bit better” than we found it.