The Rotary Club of Effingham County recently held its President’s Assembly to discuss the clubs community, regional and international plans for the 2010-11 Rotary year. Pam Parker is the Rotary District Assistant Governor for the area and praised the work that the club members have put into their successes.
Leland Sanders, club president and his board of directors, mapped out plans for several family of Rotary events that will include not only club members but their families and friends as well. Locally a joint family event, partnering with the Effingham Sunrise club, will be a tailgate party on Sept. 24 for the Effingham County/South Effingham County high school football game. The club also will be hosting a community event complete with food and fun at a minimal cost to help raise money for the clubs annual high school scholarships. The club also will hold periodic work days at Habitat for Humanity and hopes the SEHS Interact club, sponsored by the Rotary Club, will participate as well.
Regionally the club has planned GED scholarships, as well as other local literacy projects. Internationally, the club will continue to support the Rotary International Annual fund and the Polio Plus Fund, the latter of which is destined to completely eradicate polio worldwide. With less than 500 cases of polio reported around the world in the past year, the challenge is in “The Final Inch” of its efforts. The video The Final Inch can be viewed for free at a number of web sites ranging from CNN to You Tube. It is the hope of all Rotarians that the video stirs emotions in all that view it to step up and make a difference in world affairs. Becoming a Rotarian will help “Build Communities and Bridge Continents.”
For more than 100 years Rotarians around the world have placed “Service Above Self” in the forefront of the things we think, say, and do. The Rotary Club of Effingham County is part of the larger Rotary International that is comprised of 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs around the world. The Rotary Club of Effingham County serves the community donating time, talent and treasure to programs such as the Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, the Treutlen House, and local food pantries to name just a few.
If you would like more information on becoming a Rotarian, contact Sanders at (912) 856-2386.