Philip Murphy, Governor of Rotary District 5440, will speak Wednesday, November 19th at the regular meeting of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins  at noon at the Midtown Arts Center, 3750 S. Mason St, Fort Collins.   The international Rotary theme for the year is “Light Up Rotary.”  His district includes 54 Rotary clubs in Wyoming, Northwern Colorado, Eastern Idaho and Western Nebraska...
Murphy is expected to focus on Growing Rotary. The theme is meant to put focus on all the projects that the Rotary Club accomplishes, both locally and internationally. Opportunities are plentiful for potential members, young and old, to help Rotary achieve its mission of “peace and understanding throughout the world,” and by bringing their passion to provide service.
            “We’re eager to share some of our projects with the District Governor,”  Bill West, local club president said.  The Rotary Club of Fort Collins, founded in 1918, has been active in securing grants to provide clean water in Guatemala, engaging junior high-age students in Rotary’s Four-Way Test that places them in theoretical ethical situations, providing community grants to local non-profit organizations, providing scholarships to incoming freshmen to CSU and Front Range Community College, participating in international youth exchange, and developing interest in science, technology, engineering, and math through Rotary’s STEM committee’s involvement with the Poudre School District, to name a few projects.
              Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world.  There are 1.2 million Rotary members in 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.  Rotary clubs have been serving communities worldwide for more than a century.  Rotary clubs around the world, initiate projects that address critical issues such as conflict resolution, hunger, poverty, disease and illiteracy.