A Message From DG Dana Orsini
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
By Dana Orsini
In our Rotary world, December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month. With this said, I thank the clubs and individuals that have worked and/or donated to help make a positive impact as we learned to adapt and manage this past Rotary Year. Not only did we survive, we were able to generously support The Rotary Foundation as well.
Two weeks ago, I received the Foundation Awards for last year (with an apology for being late). So, in this season of giving, I think that it is important that we celebrate these accomplishments which are listed below.
We have 14 clubs that received acknowledgement from The Rotary Foundation for donating $1,500 or more to our PolioPlus Fund. They are: Emporium, Lewisburg Sunrise, Milton, Mifflintown, State College, State College Downtown, State College Sunrise, Altoona Sunrise, Huntingdon, Bedford, Morrison Cove (Roaring Springs & Martinsburg), Waynesboro, Berkeley Springs, and Shepherdstown.
As a District our total Polio Donation was $86,963 last year. This included $24,891 from the global portion of our DDF allocation. Thank you to all who contributed.
We have 7 clubs recognized as 100% TRF Giving clubs. These clubs achieved an average of $100 in per capita giving and 100% participation, with every dues-paying member contributing at least $25 during the Rotary year to any or all of the following: Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, approved global grant, or Endowment Fund. These clubs are: Ringtown, Clearfield, Hancock, Lewisburg Sunset, Mifflintown, Morrison Cove (Roaring Springs & Martinsburg), West Snyder-Beaver Springs. Again, thank you to all who contributed.
Of the 7 clubs mentioned above, 3 clubs were also recognized as an EREY club. An “Every Rotarian, Every Year” club meets the requirements above with the distinction being the $25 or more must be designated to the Annual Fund. These clubs are: Ringtown, Clearfield, and Hancock.
The Rotary Foundation also acknowledges the top 3 clubs giving to the Annual Fund per capita with a special banner. These clubs are: 3) Ringtown, 2) State College Downtown, and 1) Muncy.
Members of our District Leadership Team will be visiting the clubs to present the awards. We so appreciate your past support of The Rotary Foundation and we encourage you to continue doing so this Rotary Year.
In closing, it is your membership in Rotary that makes all of this happen. Imagine the impact we can have as a District if we do indeed grow our footprint in each community. President Mehta has challenged each of us to bring one. We need to be intentional as we offer others the opportunity to join with us as we Serve to Change Lives.
DG Dana Orsini