The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 5th September was Past District Governor David Simpson from the Rotary Club of Fleetwood who gave us an update on the ‘Rotary Foundation’.
The Rotary Foundation is Rotary’s only charity and was founded in 1917 by President Arch Klumph (there’s a name to conjure with!), and over the years has raised millions of dollars to be used on various projects, the most notable of which is the elimination of polio worldwide. They are now very close to achieving this aim with only three countries where polio is still endemic. (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria).