LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
 
 
If you ask anyone at the United Nations, they will know that Rotary helped spearhead the global Polio Eradication Initiative, which has contributed to the 99 percent worldwide reduction in polio cases since the initiative began in 1985.  However, the roots of Rotary’s representative network actually predate the formal chartering of the UN after World War II. In 1942, Rotary clubs from 21 nations organized a conference in London attended by ministers of education to develop ideas for advancing education, science, and culture across nations. This meeting was the impetus for what is known today as UNESCO -- the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.  We have a rich history with a huge impact on the world.
 
The Rotary Club of Woodland Hills has touched the lives of many, both locally and globally. The Rotary year 2018-19 should be an exciting year. We will be the lead club in District 5280 for a reverse global grant that will help fight human trafficking.  We will continue some of our projects from last year and fund some new ones as well. Some of the projects we have supported are:
  • RotaCare - RotaCare consists of a group of volunteers that provide free medical care to those with the greatest need and the least access to medical care in the San Fernando Valley
  • Fleet Street - Refurbishing used Bicycles.
    Donating them to those in need.
  • Walk of Hearts Teacher Awards
  • Provide Scholarships
  • City of Angels Ballet
  • Honoring police and civilian employees of Topanga Division
  • Global grant for hospital in Romania
  • Water project in Nigeria
  • Classroom project in Uganda
  • Dentists International
  • Interethnic global grant in Kenya
  • Support for girls and boys club in Ghana to build some schools
  • Days for girls
As you can see, we have had an impact at home and around the globe. We intend to have the same impact this year and in years to come.
 
Please join us and the other 1.2 million Rotarians in the world in our quest to make a positive impact on the world. Please join us and the other 35,000+ clubs work together to:
  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies
Help us be the Inspiration…..
Dale Barnes
2018 - 2019 President
Rotary Club of Woodland Hills