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February is World Understanding Month!

Did you know the first Rotary meeting occurred on February 23, 1905?  Since that day, Rotary has grown into an international organization helping to launch, complete and sustain numerous service projects worldwide.  Rotarians promote and enjoy international friendships which help to broaden our commitment to helping others, no matter where they may be.  While some projects and services have an immediate impact, all are excellent foundations for the future and continue to build peace and goodwill.

World Understanding Month

As Metro Rotarians, I encourage you to think back during this month about all the things we do, and have done, that have an impact worldwide.  Our continued support of the Youth Study Exchange Program and the Group Student Exchange Program are both excellent examples of how we reach out globally.  I am confident that we have learned as much from the individuals we have sponsored as they have learned from us.  Another good example is the number of water projects that we have assisted with financially.  A special thank you to everyone who has assisted with securing and completing the paperwork and grant applications that have resulted in cleaner water to many people overseas.

This year is flying by, and I can’t believe how much we have done!  Thanks for all you do to make Metro Rotary such a success!

President Gena

 

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