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Dr.Paul Wade makes regular visits to Myanmar to help set up and operate clinics for the treatment of club foot.

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For over 20 years, Rotary Norwood has assisted in the running of the Norwood Christmas Pageant.

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Come along and join our Birthing Kit Assembly day on 1st September We have supplies for 400 kits to assemble and need all the help we can...

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The Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs.

It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians, Rotary Clubs and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

The Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International's sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world." It has grown from an initial contribution of US$26.50 only to more than US$55 million annually. It is one of the largest and most prestigious international fellowship programs in the world.

Rotary Adelaide West is a strong supporter of the Foundation every year. It is common for our Club alone to supply our Foundation with many thousands of $$ annually. We are very proud of this commitment and achievement.

These monies have been, and are being, put through the Rotary Foundation's Annual Programs Fund where Community Projects both Locally and Overseas are funded to improve our communities, but also the END POLIO NOW campaign, with Rotary's passion and determination to achieve eradication of Polio by 2018.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

People often ask us ...
"do you have to be a Rotarian to assist with this invaluable work?"

The short answer is "NO!".

Anyone around the world can support The Rotary Foundation and their local Rotary Club to further the work of the Foundation.

Some people get directly involved in individual projects, even at grass roots level by visiting a project in a Country to volunteer their expertise, time and passion.

Please visit our Club at any time. Have a chat to our members. We're all people just like you, keen to make a difference in our World both locally and abroad.

 

The Rotary Foundation

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