Rotary dinner Nov. 10

Staff Reports

The Rotary Clubs of District 5190, Area 9 host their fourth annual Rotary International Foundation dinner, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10, at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. The Rotary Area 9 Clubs are Carson City, Carson City Sunset, Minden, South Lake Tahoe, and Tahoe-Douglas.

The purpose of the dinner is to recognize the achievements of the Rotary International Foundation, whose mission is to promote national and international peace and understanding. Rotary Foundation programs include:

Polio eradication. In 1985, Rotary joined 166 nations of the World Health Assembly with a resolution to eradicate polio. The polio virus was circulating in 125 countries. By 2006, only four countries had new polio cases.

Ambassadorial scholars. The foundation sponsors 1,000 students with scholarships of $26,000 for professional studies worldwide.

Group study exchange. The foundation sponsors young professionals to visit foreign nations to share professional perspectives.

Grants. The foundation provides grants to local clubs who have joined Rotary on international projects.

The evening's keynote speaker is 2001-02 World President of Rotary International Richard D. King. He is senior partner in the California law firm King, King, and King, and is admitted to practice in Utah and California and before the United States Supreme Court. He earned undergraduate and law degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, and taught law at Brigham Young University.

King has served as a trustee of The Rotary Foundation, director and as chairman of the executive committee of Rotary International's Board of Directors. He received the Rotary Citation for Meritorious Service and the Distinguished Service Award for his support of humanitarian and educational programs of The Rotary Foundation.

Tickets may be available to the public at $45 per person. Information, Angela Langlotz, (866) 280-5242.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment