by Chuck Yeh, President of the Rotary Club of Weston
If you were in a major city on February 23rd of this year, you probably would have seen the words “End Polio Now” emblazoned with light on one of the city’s largest buildings. This was to celebrate the 107th anniversary of Rotary international and its 34,000 clubs around the world.
Historic Bonsecours Market in Old Montréal is illuminated with "En finir avel la polio" (End Polio Now).
The goal of eradicating polio is near at hand. There has only been one case reported in India in the last 12 months. Now only three more countries remain where completing the vaccination programs will make this dreaded disease just a painful memory.
Rotary club members volunteer to work, donate, solicit sponsors and raise money to help improve the lives of the less fortunate in our community, our country and the world. Locally, the Rotary Club of Weston set new records at it’s 14th Annual Run for Tomorrow and Get Fit Festival with 1,700 runners and walkers , over 10 fitness partners and the Mayor’s Challenge was won by the Imagine Charter School. Proceeds from this event goes to support the Get Fit After School Program to teach elementary school students good eating habits, exercise and the value of a healthful life style; the Rotary Charities and the Rotary Foundation.
The Rotary Club not only supports many worthy causes with financial support but with hands-on projects such as the Food Coop, Harvest Drive, Susan B Anthony, the Veteran Administration Facility in Pembroke Pines, Salute A Marine, and InSync with Autism to name a few.
Looking forward, members of the club are hard at work to raise money for the 25th Annual Rotary Scholarship Golf Classic called the WestonLawyers.Com Golf Classic after our title sponsor to be held on April 2, 2012 at the Weston Hills Country Club. 100% of the proceeds goes to provide approximately 50 scholarships each year for worthy and needy college bound students from Cypress Bay and Western High Schools.
Scholarship winner Lisa Sandoval with Golf Tournament sponsors Anthony Russo and Michael Freedland form WestonLawyers.com. Photo by John Seberg
While Rotary International celebrates 107 years, the Rotary Club of Weston celebrates its 25th Anniversary. It’s 120 members are business owners, professionals and senior management who wish to make a difference by serving our community. We invite you join us! We meet every Thursday morning at 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM at the Weston Hills CC. If you are not able to join us at this time, please consider helping us with a donation of money or goods that can be used towards any one of our many causes that we support.
Thank you! Together we do make a difference!
If you would like more information, please contact me (Chuck Yeh) at 954-401-4746 or firstname.lastname@example.org or any Weston Rotarian. And, for our latest happenings, be sure to check out our club website at www.WestonRotary.org, and the “Rotary Club of Weston” Fan Page on FaceBook.