The 100th Anniversary of The Rotary Foundation will be celebrated at our Club on November 25th. Foundation Trustee Bryn Styles will be our guest speaker.
The same day, Cobourg Mayor Gil Brocanier, assisted by Cobourg Town Crier Mandy Robinson, will be proclaiming November 25, 2016 as Cobourg Rotary Foundation Day at Victoria Hall at 10:30 a.m.
The beginnings of the Foundation were established in 1917 by Rotary International President Arch C. Klumph when an endowment fund "for the purpose of doing good in the world" was established. In 1928 it was renamed The Rotary Foundation. The first donation to the endowment fund was $26.50 in 1917. Since then, the Foundation has received contributions in excess of USD$1 billion.
Cobourg Rotary's Dr. Bob Scott served as Chair of the Foundation Board of Trustees in 2007-2008 and Past President Bill Patchett has served as District 7070 Foundation Chair for several years. Cobourg Rotarians are some of the most active (generous) Rotary Foundation supporters in the world.