Members of Orange Plaza Rotary celebrated the work of The Rotary Foundation at the annual Rotary District 5320 Foundation Gala, held November 14th at Crevier Classic Cars. The event drew more than 300 supporters of The Rotary Foundation, which funds grants for service projects performed by Rotarians around the world. The Foundation’s areas of focus include water and sanitation, basic education and literacy, disease prevention and treatment, maternal and child health, economic and community development, and peace and conflict resolution.
Orange Plaza Rotary was recognized for donations to the Foundation of more than $290 per member. In addition, the club was praised for encouraging every member to contribute during the Rotary year. And Orange Plaza Rotary was one of a few clubs in the District to donate more that $2,000 to the campaign to end polio.
The Rotary Foundation returns 93 cents of every dollar it receives to Rotary clubs in the form of service project grants. Orange Plaza has previously received grants to perform cleft palate and eye surgeries for children in Mexico, provide desks and computers to schools in India and fund the Mentor Meals program at El Modena High School.
For more information about The Rotary Foundation, visit the Rotary International website.