Posted by Bob Simmons

November 14, was our annual celebration of the Rotary Foundation.  Martin Limbird presented some facts and figures about the Foundation - $13.5 million dollars invested last year and a total of over 3 billion spent on projects over the past 101 years.  Eight club members were awarded their most recent Paul Harris Certificates and pins.

Robin Steele presented a video on the Rotary Foundation and we heard a brief history of this organization starting with the first donation of $26.50 in 1917.  The mission of the foundation is to support improvements in health,education and to eliminate poverty.  Robin (and other members) reviewed the variety of projects that FCRC has been/will be involved in during the period 2016-2019, including water projects, peace studies, economic projects, bioenergy production, disease and disability prevention and orphanage support.   Finally, we learned how projects start, get reviewed and and funded. An inspirational short video about our club's involvement closed the meeting.