The Rotary Club of Alpharetta is doing 100 Acts of Good throughout 2017 to celebrate the centennial of The Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Foundation’s official celebration of 100 years of doing good is this June at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta and the Rotary Club of Alpharetta is joining the celebration by performing 100 acts of good in the local and global community.
The Rotary Club of Alpharetta leads and participates in many causes on a local, national, and global level to aid The Rotary Foundation’s goals of eradicating polio and contributing to global peace. These service projects have been focused on the local community and areas around the world, with projects in Alpharetta and all the way to India and beyond. Everyone can view and track Alpharetta Rotary’s 100 Acts of Good on the Rotary Showcase: https://map.rotary.org/en/project/pages/search_project.aspx#club_id=4105.
Jason Binder, President of the Rotary Club of Alpharetta, said, “It is an honor to dedicate 2017 to committing good works, with our Rotary members working hard to serve the local and global community. What a way to celebrate the The Rotary Foundation’s 100 years of doing good, through identifying 100 acts of service in our own community.”
The Foundation is the $1 billion charitable arm of Rotary International. To mark the centennial, Rotary aims to raise $300 million by July 2017 for its campaign to eradicate polio and for service in communities around the world. Established in 1917 with a donation of $26.50, The Rotary Foundation is dedicated to advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace. Through grants and other resources, Rotary members develop sustainable projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, support education, save mothers and children, and grow local economies.
Rotary has contributed more than $1.5 billion and countless volunteer hours to eradicate polio. Through 2018, every dollar Rotary commits to polio eradication will be matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, up to $35 million a year. Since the initiative began, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to less than 71 confirmed in 2015.
Pictured Above: Alpharetta Rotarians working on a Habitat for Humanity project in Cumming, GA.
Rotary Club of Alpharetta
The Alpharetta Rotary Club was chartered on March 23, 1983. Its membership is comprised of approximately 115 men and women representing a broad base of business and professional activities in our community. We are committed to making our community, both locally and worldwide, a better place for all of us to live. We meet every Friday morning at 7:15 AM for breakfast, fellowship and a program with speakers from the academic, business, professional, political and entertainment arenas of metro Atlanta. Visit us on the web at www.alpharettarotary.com