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A Message from the Club President
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President's Message

The Rotary Club of Lubbock, Texas

 

 

Greetings from The Rotary Club of Lubbock!  For over 96 years, our organization has led the way with “Service Above Self” in Lubbock and beyond!

 

Always comprised of the “movers and shakers” in Lubbock, The Rotary Club of Lubbock has a long history of service projects and support for local charities. We have sponsored a number of youth exchange students as well as summer camp for RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Award. Group Study Exchange has also been part of the fabric of our club – sending ambassadors of goodwill to many parts of the world.

 

The Rotary Club of Lubbock has been instrumental in its backing of the South Plains Food Bank for 35 years. This is currently the longest running service project in District 5730 (the Rotary District to which we belong) and our financial support during that time is just over the $1MM mark.

 

Our contributions to Rotary International, which funds humanitarian projects both worldwide and locally, has been substantial. We are currently one of the few 100% Paul Harris Fellow clubs in the world – each member having given at least $1,000 to support the Rotary Foundation. We are also recognized in the “Every Rotarian Every Year” campaign as a club from which every member contributes at least something every year.

 

The most significant Rotary project over the last 3 decades has been the “Polio Plus” campaign, whereby our organization (Rotary) has immunized over 2 billion children across the planet and is on the verge of wiping out polio worldwide. This immunization process has evolved into immunizing these same children for many other diseases, laying the groundwork for a health program that could never have been achieved by governments or non-governmental agencies.

 

We welcome you to meet with us any Wednesday at noon for lunch. We have excellent programs and a friendly bunch of folks who would love to introduce you to this great organization!

 

Katie Salter,

President, The Rotary Club of Lubbock