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P.O. Box 122, Moraga, California 94556
Chartered 1967 "Service Above Self"
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Moraga, where we have been serving the community of Moraga, and the world, since 1967. Moraga Rotary meets at St. Mary's College campus, 1928 St. Mary's Road, in the Soda Center, on the first, third and fourth Tuesday at 12:00 pm, or at 6:00 pm for dinner on the second Tuesday of the month.
Greetings from the President:
It is an honor to serve as the president of the Rotary Club of Moraga for the Rotary year 2012-2013. We look forward to the future and how we can better serve Moraga, our extended local community and, on a larger scale, reach out to the world community.
The 2012-2013 Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka has chosen as his theme: “Peace Through Service”, which fundamentally describes the role of Rotary in helping bring peace to the world. Taking on large problems, such as eradicating Polio in the world illustrates the way that Rotary can help with an issue of this magnitude.
Both our community and our planet face many challenges. This year, Moraga Rotary will continue to support the youth of Moraga with educational reading material for every 3rd grader, scholarships at Campolindo High School, Diablo Valley College and St. Mary’s College, scholarships to our leadership programs at Camp Royal and Camp Venture, and our annual Field Day Track Meet. We will also provide financial support for the Moraga Educational Foundation and Moraga’s Odyssey of the Mind teams. We are proud to sponsor the St. Mary’s Rotaract and Campolindo Interact clubs who are made up of enthusiastic youth eager to help those in need, and volunteer to better their community.
Internationally, we will continue to support dental hygiene programs in Kenya, wheel chairs, financial support for Polio eradication, and disaster relief around the world if the need arises.
Rotarians around the world are involved in projects to provide clean water, literacy education, reduce poverty and hunger, and meet critical health care needs. After a 26 year effort, Rotarians are on the verge of finally eradicating Polio from the face of the earth. In 2012, India has not reported a new case of Polio in a year, leaving only Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria as countries with about 600 new active cases.
My focus this year is to continue support youth programs making sure that our support is relevant and touches many students within our community. At the same time, I want to find a relevant International Project that our club can reach out and support. I am exploring the area of microfinance to identify such a project.
Moraga Rotary is made up of men and women of different ages, vocations, professions and talents, all of whom work really hard to make a difference in their community and the world.
We enjoy Rotary because it is fun! It's fun not only helping others along with the 1.2 million other Rotarians in the world, but the fellowship in Rotary is one of the founding principles and it is very gratifying to collaborate with others who all share the same value of "Service Above Self."
If you would like to find out more about membership in Moraga Rotary, please click on the Join Rotary page.
We meet at noon every Tuesday at the St. Mary's College Soda Center, where we have fun fellowship and interesting speakers. On the second Tuesday of each month, we meet in the evening on St. Mary’s campus to allow spouses and other members of the community who cannot attend noon meetings to enjoy Rotary. Come join either for lunch or an evening meeting and see what we are all about.
Best Rotary regards,
Frank May, President of Moraga Rotary, 2012-2013
Copyright: Rotary Club of Moraga, 2013