President's Message MARCH 2015
The Rotary theme for March is literacy. Recently I read an
article about a Rotarian named Todd Bol who started a book sharing program in 2009
IN memory of his mother who was an educator and avid reader. His little idea
blossomed into a world-wide literacy project that grows each day. If you wish
to learn more about his creation, he has a website named Little Free Library.
Many of our club members are involved in literacy project in
one way or another and many of us have received grants through Rotary eClub
One. When you visit our website and complete a make up for a missed meeting,
your donation goes to funding projects around the world.
Personally I would like to thank you for your donation
because I have been the recipient of 3 community grants and one international
grant through Rotary eClub One. Those grants allowed me to provide books to
various school libraries and children, improve a public library, provide sun
protection for children when they play outside at school, and provide recycling
bins for the town I live in.
Back to literacy, Todd Bol, has inspired me. If he could
think of such a fun and easy to do thing as building and installing small
libraries in communities the least I can do is take that idea to new places and
hopefully it will encourage more reading and fun and let’s not forget, reading
Yours in Rotary Service,
Tracy Adams, President of Rotary eClub One 2014-2015