Dear Fellow Rotarians,
November is Rotary Foundation Month, where we highlight the importance of donating and supporting the Rotary Foundation, which is the charitable arm of Rotary International. Not only does the Rotary Foundation have an amazing charity rating, but every donation/contribution received will be transformed into projects that will change lives in your community and around the World. 
Rotary International comprises of about 1.2 million members and through the Foundation’s grants are able to tackle challenges such as poverty and illiteracy, to name a few. Rotarians find sustainable solutions that create a lasting change. Rotary has six areas of focus on which the Foundation grants tend to follow which are: promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water and sanitation, saving mothers and children, supporting education and growing local economies. 
In 1988, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative began with Rotary and its partners and after 33 years, we have seen a reduction of 99.9% of Polio cases Worldwide. For this year 2021, there has been only one case of polio recorded in Afghanistan & in Pakistan. Contributions received not only provided the Polio vaccine which costs about $.60  but also transportation for the Polio Workers, campaign operational costs, technical & laboratory costs, etc.  
Every dollar contributed, funds humanitarian and educational projects that are sustainable and makes a difference to the local communities and globally. To make your donation, or for more information visit
Yours in Rotary Service,
Louis Wever
District Governor 2021-2022
District 7020