Seward Rotary Club celebrates Rotary Foundation month, launches year end fundraising campaign
November is Rotary Foundation month and Seward Rotary is again recognizing the importance of the Foundation to the work of Rotary locally and internationally.

The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.  Since its founding, the Foundation has contributed more than $4 billion to causes supported by Rotary International and its member clubs.

Seward Rotary has contributed nearly $125,000 to the Foundation in its history, with a significant portion of that supporting Rotary's Polio Plus efforts under the leadership of the late Wayne Tanderup.  In recent years, the Club and its members have also supported the Foundation's Annual Fund, which provides the matching dollars for both District Grant projects undertaken locally and Global Grants, including the Club's current Global Grant project to benefit Rand Memorial Hospital in the Bahamas.

Jon Kruse and Bonnie Kruse lead the Club's Rotary Foundation Committee and have announced that Seward Rotarians who make a personal gift of $100 or more to the Foundation this year, and did not make a gift in 2019, will receive 100 Paul Harris recognition points.  Paul Harris Fellows are individuals who have contributed $1,000 to the Foundation in their lifetime.  As of November 1, 19 members of Seward Rotary were Paul Harris Fellows, with several having multiple recognitions.