I am pleased and excited to be your President for the 2016-17 Rotary year! Palm Desert Rotary has been a community service leader in the Coachella Valley for decades and we have many projects to look forward to. There are nearly endless opportunities to participate in projects including regular service at the Galilee Center in Mecca, our award-winning Literacy projects, and our Youth programs which include an Earlyact, 3 Interact, and 2 Rotaract clubs …. Just to name a few.
Your club dues payment includes dues for Rotary International and District 5330 which allows Rotary to serve larger scales, helping people throughout our community and the world. To this end, all club members are encouraged to work toward becoming a Paul Harris Fellow, which is achieved once your contributions to the Rotary International Foundation (TRF) have reached $1000. This year, $25 of your dues will be sent to TRF in your name.
We’ve also upped our commitment to fight Polio. There’s just 1 country left–so this could very well be the year that Rotary conquers Polio! Wouldn’t that be amazing? Closer to home, we’re asking members to support our Literacy projects and Scholarships (awarded through our Club’s Foundation) as we continue to strive to help students of all ages become community service leaders.
Palm Desert Rotary has a long history of providing service to the community and throughout the world. We should feel proud to be a part of an organization which has touched so many lives in its 67 years of service.
Thank you all for the honor of serving you and our community through Rotary.
Yours in Rotary Service,