September 30, 2014
CONTACT: Chris Winslow FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Midlothian Rotary Club Celebrates RI’s 109th Anniversary at the Food Festival
Midlothian Rotary Club celebrates Rotary International’s 109th anniversary by working with 4 other Rotary Clubs in Chesterfield County to raise money for local charities at the 26th Annual Magnificent Midlothian Food Festival. All proceeds raised from the event go to charity.
Rotary, a global network of community volunteers, is one of the largest and most influential international humanitarian service organizations worldwide. Founded in Chicago on February 23, 1905, today over 1.2 million members belong to 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.
The Rotary club of Midlothian will work at the Midlothian Food Festival on October 1, 2014 at Westchester Commons from 4:30-8:30pm. All club members will contribute to the project financially and most will volunteer their time and energy at the Food Festival. These efforts will raise money for some of the most needy in our community.
Rotary members, as volunteers, conduct projects to address today’s humanitarian challenges, including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns while encouraging high standards in all vocations. Rotary members strive to build goodwill and peace, and provide humanitarian service in their communities and throughout the world. Midlothian joins Rotary clubs around the world to recognize the day, also known as Rotary’s “World Understanding and Peace Day.”
Rotary clubs have often celebrated the day by participating in service projects including conducting free dental clinics for senior and low-income individuals, mentoring youth, and raising funds for polio eradication efforts.
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit Rotary.org.
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