February is Vocational Service Month when clubs highlight the importance of the business and professional life of each Rotarian.

Inspired by The Rotary Foundation’s mission to “… enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty,” six members of  the Rotary Club Chippenham , UK, joined representatives of WellBoring, a Chippenham-based charity on a trip to Kisumu, Kenya. They were there to commission their jointly-funded project: thirteen drilled water wells at the cost of 65,000 Pound Sterling ($83,805.US). The beneficiaries of this gift are the residents of Kisumu and its environs, numbering over 15,000 people. “Prior to now, they’ve been carrying water from rivers, streams or Lake Victoria, in some instances over lengthy distances,” explained Rick Squires, the grant’s coordinator and member of the Chippenham Rotary Club. “This mission is a great example of Rotary’s motto “Service Above Self.”  The project was undertaken in conjunction with The Rotary Club of Kisumu, Kenya.

 As part of its social service initiative to facilitate speedy treatment during “golden hour”, the Rotary Club of Dharwad Central, India donated two hi-tech ambulances to the Hubballi-Dharwad Police Commission. The accident relief and cardiac care ambulances have been funded under the Rotary Foundation Humanitarian Service project and the Ravi Bhopalapur Foundation

In Rotary,

Olabisi Gwamna Ph.D, Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant

Editor, Foundation Minute