ROTARY NEWS

KEITH KNAPP AND LARRY SLOAN HONORED FOR "SERVICE ABOVE SELF"

Rotarians Keith Knapp and Larry Sloan were rewarded for their work on the Honor Flight of the Bluegrass. The program recognizes the service of men and women in the armed forces who were active during WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam War. The flight brings these veterans to Washington D.C., where monuments stand commemorating their service. More information about the Honor Flight of the Bluegrass program can be found on their website.


FOOD LITERACY PROJECT - JUNE 25, 2015 @ OXMOOR FARM

 
Volunteer Day is June 25 (9a-5p) Location: Oxmoor Farm - Mark your calendar for June 25 and join fellow Louisville Rotarians as we spend a few hours at the Oxmoor Farm, assisting the unique and much needed Food Literacy Project (FLP) as they celebrate their Tenth Anniversary! This experiential education program engages young people in the life of the farm and the wonders of sustainable farming. Rotary volunteers will harvest from the farm, and make pizza using some of the vegetables they have just harvested. Rotarians are asked to help in one two-hour shift. The time slots, directions and other details are on the flyer at THIS LINK. Or, you can sign up online. You'll be asked to enter our District #, which is 6710. Select your preferred two-hour time-slot to volunteer on June 25 at this LINK.

ROTARY DISTRICT 6710 CONFERENCE RECAP

The 6710 Rotary District Conference held at Marriott East on June 10-11 was a great event and well attended by Rotarians from numerous clubs in the District. Rotary Peace Fellow Meg Fenton addressed the group on Friday, and polio eradication update report was given by Rotarian Jean West Losavio who just returned from India. We were entertained by several talented Louisville Club Rotarians -- the Rockin' Rotary Band and pianist Charlie Castner. Awards were presented, of which our Club received four! Breakout sessions on both days offered topics of interest. Before keynote speaker Michael Angelo Caruso spoke, Kevin Wardell introduced Mayor Fischer who welcomed out-of-town Rotarians to tour our city while in town, and suggested a little 'bourbonism'. The Mayor also mentioned that Louisville is a Compassionate City, and he expressed how this initiative has impacted our community positively, uniting people together with a common goal. Check out their website here. In addition to great speakers, Rotarians and guests participated in a 'Love the Hungry' food packaging project, assembling thousands of meals that will be sent to places around the world to feed children and families. Clearly, this successful event was due to much hard work and planning. Kudos to DG Mike Kull and Conference Chair Kevin Wardell for a great conference!

"HIKE, BIKE, AND PADDLE" - MEMORIAL DAY, MAY 30

Location: Waterfront Park at 9:45am  

Please join your fellow Rotarians for a 15-mile bike ride from Waterfron Park to Shawnee Park and back at this year's Annual Subway Fresh Fit "Hike, Bike, and Paddle". Plan to gather near the starting point at 9:45am so we can begin at 10:00am. This is not a race, so all are welcome to participate. Please wear your Rotary Bike Jersey if you have one and bring a helmet. For more details, visit the event site here or email Julie Scoskie.


 

JEAN WEST LOSAVIO TRAVELS TO BANGALORE, INDIA TO REPORT ON ROTARY'S ACTIONS TO ERADICATE POLIO

Thanks to Rotary, the last polio case was reported in 2011. Jean is reporting on the last children infected by polio being cared for by the Sisters of Charity headquartered in Bardstown, Kentucky. View a video clip of Jean in India posted on May 20 on our Club's Facebook page.

 

PAST PRESIDENT HENRY HEUSER JR. IS COMMITTED TO EXPANDING EDUCATIONAL ACCESS THROUGH COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS.

Henry was featured in part of a series by Insider Louisville, highlighting local residents who are making a difference in our community. Have you checked out the video link and article in this week’s SPARKS newsletter? Thanks to Henry, students in our community have a real hope and more possibilities for a much brighter future.





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