The holiday season is right around the corner, can you believe it? At this time of year, I often find myself reflecting on the world both on a global level and right here at home.
I absolutely love the annual prayer breakfast held the Tuesday morning before Thanksgiving. The breakfast, the fellowship, the speaker, the Christmas Carols sung by the local school children. For me it is a fabulous way to start the holiday season and I look forward to it each year. I’m counting the days to November 21 and I hope you are as well. If you aren’t a Rotary member, but you’d like to join us for the Prayer Breakfast, seek out one of us and ask about getting a ticket or message us on our Facebook page (Rotary Club of Newberry). Take my word on it, you won’t regret it.
It is only fitting that during the time of Thanksgiving, Rotary focuses on education about the Rotary Foundation. Your Newberry Rotary Club is part of an international organization dedicated to making positive, lasting changes in communities abroad and right here in Newberry. That’s right! The Rotary Club of Newberry contributes to a global foundation, the Rotary Foundation.
A large focus of the Rotary Foundation is on the eradication of Polio, but it also focuses on clean water projects, promoting peace, supporting education, saving mothers and children, and growing local economies. The Rotary Foundation invests and uses our clubs’ contributions on global projects; as a benefit to our giving, we have the opportunity to bring the Rotary Foundation money back to our community through grants for projects focused on strengthening our community.
Over the years, these grants have allowed the Rotary Club of Newberry to do many community projects including helping to relocate the Boy Scouts to a new Hut, expanding the library at The Boys Farm and this year to expanding the picnic shelter in Pride Park for the Newberry County of Disabilities and Special Needs Board. It a fabulous way to make a difference in the world and right here at home.
Christina Pomeroy is the chair of the public relations committee for the Newberry Rotary Club.