Posts Tagged ‘Goodwill’

Did you know???
“It’s Week THREE of RI’s Month of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

The lack of access to clean water, sanitation facilities, and hygiene resources is one of the world’s biggest health problems—and one of the hardest to solve. According to a UN statistic:
About 663 million people do not use an improved drinking water source, most of whom are poor and in rural areas.
2.4 billion people live in water-stressed countries
Almost 950 million people still practice open defecation.
81% of species dependent on inland wetlands have declined since 1970
At least 3000 children die every day from diarrheal diseases—an avoidable consequence of poor water, sanitation and hygiene.
Over the past several years, Rotary has shifted its focus to also emphasize education, collaboration, and sustainability in WASH. With Rotary Foundation Global Grants, a dedicated Rotarian Action Group, and a partnership with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Rotary’s water, sanitation, and hygiene programs are achieving greater, longer-lasting change.
When people have access to clean water and safe sanitation:
waterborne diseases decrease
children stay healthier and attend school more regularly
mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.” – Olabisi Gwamna
#ServiceAboveSelf #Rotary

We are excited about what our neighbor Rotarians are up to!! The Rotary Natural Play Hill and Bike Park, sponsored by the FM Rotary Foundation (the charity established by the 5 Rotary Clubs of Fargo-Moorhead), in partnership with Moorhead Parks. The Play Hill is perched atop one of the few hills in Fargo-Moorhead and overlooks the Red River, including over 20 Play features to bring out the sense of adventure and freedom we remember from our childhoods. This $1 million project that will open in June involved hundreds of planning meetings over a 5-year period, 300 donors (and counting!), dedicated leadership by many volunteers, and a strong attention to detail.

#ServiceAboveSelf #trfrotary #Rotary #community

Thank you, Gretta Grzadzielewski, for sharing your essay, “Begin With the End in Mind” and Brynn Olson for sharing yours, “What is The Miss America Organization?” At our Rotary meeting on Tuesday. It was our pleasure to hear your essays in person and we were all extremely impressed by your passion plus the content and quality of your essays.

Thank you to Katie Hahn, LHS Interim Dean of Students, and Lisa Semanko, LHS English Department Head and Adjudicator, for attending our meeting and helping us celebrate Gretta, Bryn, and Gracie Jensen (who was not able to make it) as well. Lisa was even kind enough to step in and read Gracie’s essay for us and she did a phenomenal job.

Last but not least, thank you to our Rotarian and Rotary Essay Contest Chairperson & Adjudicator, Paul Burnett for hosting our guests and executing this contest so we could celebrate these impressive students. The future is bright with students like them.

The essay could deal with any topic of the student’s choosing, but they must have applied the principles of The Rotary 4-Way Test: 1) Is it the TRUTH?, 2) Is it FAIR to all concerned?, 3) Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? and 4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Our upcoming meeting schedule for our members and guests:

3/19/24 Tuesday Vikre – Director of Lifecare Pregnancy Center hosted by Teri Averill

3/26/24 Riverfest Committee

4/2/24 Digi-Key update by Shane Zutz

All at the Legion at Noon.

#TRFRotary #LHSSTudents #BrightFuture #ServiceAboveSelf #Rotary #truth #fair #goodwill #friendships #beneficial