Last week's speaker RON SMITH is introduced by Nick Geers
RON SMITH spoke about the ROTARY FOUNDATION and gave the details of our District 7430 ongoing project , "THE MILLION DOLLAR JOURNEY" The project seeks to raise one million dollars through the Foundation to support projects Uganda and several other local and worldwide causes. THey are already 3/4 of the way to their goal, and Rod stated that individual contributions can be made to the ROTARY FOUNDATION in the name of this project. Ron also spoke on the goals and accomplishments of the Foundation itself. Besides the well known functions such as the fight against Polio which is now only found in two countries, he spoke of grants which have gone to aid people after disasters in Africa, Vermont, the east coast after Sandy, to name a few. The ROTARY FOUNDATION is one of the most efficient charitable organizations in the country, achieving the status of "Charity Navigator", with 92% of donations going to those in need.