Arch Klumph would be proud. Little did he realize when he proposed an endowment fund “for the purpose of doing good in the world” that it would become an international success.
For Canadians, 2013 marks two opportunities. First, we will see a new streamlined grant model within the Foundation. Our opportunity is to use the results of three years of lessons from pilot districts during the change.
Our second opportunity is to recognize the contribution of Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair and Past RI President Wilf Wilkinson. He is applying his considerable Rotary experience to shepherd us through the transition at the Foundation. We should be proud of Canada’s leadership on the Rotary stage.
What does all this mean for us in a practical sense?
For a group of Canadian Rotarians, this spurred them to become members of the Arch C. Klumph Society by contributing US$250,000 or more to the Foundation.
The same thing that motivates them motivates all Rotarians to give to the best of their ability: passion for Rotary service. As you read about the Canadians who were inducted into the Klumph society, consider how you might best serve the ideals of Rotary through your own contribution.
You might not be able to give at the level of $250,000. However, we shouldn’t forget the initial contribution of $26.50 that started this movement.