At the 1917 Rotary International Convention, outgoing Rotary president Arch Klumph proposed setting up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.”  That one idea, and an initial contribution of $25.50 set in motion a powerful force that has transformed millions of lives around the globe.  Today, the Rotary Foundation has grown exponentially because of the very generous, service minded Rotarians around the world who give willingly and unselfishly so that funds through grants which provide sustainable  service projects are given to those in need - world wide!

ROTARIANS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD!  At a local celebration on March 11, 2017, our Rotary District 7430 held a 100th Anniversary Gala where Rotarians from all over Eastern PA gathered to celebrate our Foundation's milestone.  The evening was filled with fun, fellowship and, of course, more self-less giving to our amazing Foundation!  Among those attending were our very own from the North Penn Club:  Rotarian Tony Jannetta and his beautiful wife, Rachel  were honored by District Governor, Linda Young and the entire room of Rotarians as Tony & Rachel have pledged to be Arch Klumph Society members, donating $250,000 to the Rotary International Foundation. Tony & Rachel have supported the works of Rotary and it's Foundation for numerous years and continue to put “Service Above Self” every single day!  Thank you, Tony & Rachel for your dedication to the Rotary Foundation and your hearts of gold so that others, less fortunate than yourselves, may benefit from your generosity to the Rotary Foundation.


  Also in attendance from North Penn was Rotarian Michael Seidner and his lovely wife, Stephanie.  Mike & Stephanie have been long-time supporters of the Rotary Foundation, are multiple Paul Harris Fellows and also Paul Harris Society members.   Thank you, Mike & Stephanie for your continued, generous support of the Rotary Foundation.

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