"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom" Albert Einstein

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Making a difference

Rotary International has received an infusion of cash ($255 million) from the Gates Foundation to help completely wipe out incidents of polio throughout the world. Rotary has instituted a program pledging an additional $100 million from their members over the next three years. This program to eradicate polio has been a goal of Rotary International for a couple decades.

Our local Rotary Club, of which I am a member, was fortunate enough to have one of our members make a Rotary sponsored trip to Africa to help administer polio vaccines. As someone who experienced polio as a child, he has a personal interest in seeing that this disease never happens to another child. These trips to aid medical workers in other countries are paid for by the volunteers with occasional assistance from local Rotary clubs.

Rotary Club members are the perfect example that business people are not greedy and self-centered like the media makes them out to be.

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