November 2014 is Rotary Foundation Month. Rotary impacts the world in many ways. Here are just a few to encourage you to participate and become a proud donor.
GRANTS THAT IMPACT YOU!· Clubs in West Virginia (7530) are collaborating with clubs in theBahamas (7020) and the Eye Foundation of America to prevent Type 2 diabetes in West Virginia by participating in a Rotary Foundation Global Grant. Often, we hear stories about how we are helping other parts of the world by utilizing our DDF to implement meaningful grants and projects in other countries.I wanted to share this story with you because this global grant is happening right here at home. West Virginian Rotarians are tackling an issue that hits close to home for them. The instance and prevalence of diabetes in this region exceeds the national average. Rotarians in the Bahamas are helping address these issues and together, they hope to prevent Type 2 diabetes.· Another interesting project happening at home helps address the need to feed under-privileged children. ARRFC Nancy Barbee writes: After many NID trips and several grants between district 7730 and districts in India, PDG Nancy Barbee asked two districts in India if they would help feed under-privileged children in North Carolina. The District Governors indistricts 3010 and 3170 from India contributed $10,000 each to the cause. Under the leadership of DG Don Atkins, District 7730 also contributed $20,000 and with the TRF match, it grew into $80,000.The funds were used to feed children throughout District 7730 in North Carolina. Over half of the clubs in the district participated in the Backpack Buddies program with other organizations and fed more than 6,000 children on weekends and holidays.