VILLE PLATTE ROTARY CLUB
MARCH 1, 2016
The Ville Platte Rotary Club today (Tuesday) heard from Rotarian Leonard G. Fontenot discuss the Rotary Foundation and the purpose of the Rotary Club.
Rotary began in Chicago when businessman Paul Harris and some of his fellow business people began meeting on a regular basis. The aim and purpose of the new organization was to provide service. The world- wide organization has grown to 1.2 million people world wide.
The goals and ideals of Rotary was to encourage service to others while keeping high ethical standards.
Rotary Foundation is the giving arm of Rotary International and has raised over a billion dollars in projects all over the world. One of the primary goals has been the total eradication of polio and they are very close.
Rotarians who donate $1000 or more to Rotary Foundation are recognized as Paul Harris Fellows. The Ville Platte Club is continuing to match two first time donors each year who donates $500. The club will match the donation with $500 so they can become a Paul Harris Fellow. The club currently 38 Paul Harris Fellows who have contributed $58,000 to the Foundation.
Also speaking was Toni Aguillard, candidate for the State Republican State Central Committee who spoke about the Democratic and Republican caucuses to choose their delegates and candidates.