Don Riddell spoke to the club as PDG of District 6380 and Past President of our Club.
Riddell’s key words are footprints and impact. An individual’s footprints tell the story of their life and, in Rotary terms, their service. One’s impact is putting these footprints into motion, with one way being through the Rotary Foundation.
Due to its strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency, the Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator for the last 16 years. It was named the World’s Outstanding Foundation in 2016.
The impact of Rotary is putting one’s dream into motion through the power of 1.4 million Rotarians. One of these dreams is eliminating polio, which, in football terms, is at 4th and 1, and we need to cross the goal line.
Since its inception, our club has donated $853,066 to the RI Foundation and have averaged $11,507/year over the last three years. During that time, we have received global grants and are currently pursuing one with a club in Egypt. Riddell challenged our Club to partner with an international club for a water program.