Waldo-Brookside Rotary Club earns distinction and awards

The Waldo-Brookside Rotary Club was chartered in 2015 and in a short time has already earned distinction within the organization.

Waldo-Brookside Rotary Club immediate Past-President Dr. Laura Begley receiving the awards from Rotary International President Mark Daniel Maloney and his wife Gay.

Waldo-Brookside Rotary Club earns distinction and awards

The Waldo-Brookside Rotary Club (WBRC) achieved the Rotary International Citation with Gold Distinction and was awarded the End Polio Now Award at the Rotary Foundation Dinner on November 2nd at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Citation is designated for clubs who achieve success in the areas of strengthening the club, humanitarian service, and enhancing Rotary’s public image and awareness. WBRC achieved the Citation with Gold distinction by increasing membership, maintaining member retention rates, increasing volunteer service, contributing to Polio Plus, and publicizing the work of the club and Rotary International.

The End PolioNow award is awarded to clubs who actively raise funds for the purpose of eliminating polio. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is actively involved in the End Polio Now campaign as well.

The Rotary Foundation was started in 1917 when Kansas City’s Club 13 made the first donation of $26.50 at the Rotary International Convention with the mandate “To do good in the world.” Since that time more than a billion dollars has been raised to immunize children against polio, provide clean drinking water, education opportunities, disaster recovery and much more.

WBRC was chartered in 2015 with 51 members and has grown since. They currently have 76 members with new members joining regularly. Meetings are in The Tap Room at Waldo Pizza every Wednesday at 5:15pm. For more details about Rotary, the Rotary Foundation, attending a meeting or joining our club you can visit their website https://waldobrooksiderotary.club
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