18 June 1917. As World War I rages, members of the 12-year-old Rotary gather for their annual convention. Rotary President Arch Klumph makes a suggestion of lasting impact: “We should accept endowments for the purpose of doing good in the world.” A century later, The Rotary Foundation supports humanitarian projects undertaken by Rotary's 1.2 million members worldwide to help alleviate poverty, improve health, expand education, and promote peace.
Doing Good in the World tells the story of Arch Klumph, a man determined to realize his dream; of the thousands of Rotarians who built The Rotary Foundation; of the millions whose lives have been transformed by it. If you’ve wondered how Rotarians began their global battle against polio or why they established the Rotary Peace Centers, you’ll find the answers here. You’ll meet dozens of inspirational figures — from visionary leaders to ordinary Rotary members who are improving communities worldwide.
David C. Forward is a member of the Rotary Club of Medford Sunrise, New Jersey, USA. He is the author of 12 books, including A Century of Service: The Story of Rotary International, which he was commissioned to write for the 2005 centennial of Rotary International. Forward has led humanitarian trips to the Dominican Republic and Lebanon and polio immunization teams to India. In 1991, he founded International Children’s Aid Foundation, an all-volunteer foundation that supports an orphanage and dental and medical clinics in Romania. Forward also leads volunteer trips to Romania, a country he has visited more than 70 times. A Rotarian since 1978, Forward has served as club president, District 7500 (New Jersey, USA) PolioPlus chair, and district governor, and has received The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service. A Realtor with Keller Williams Realty, Forward represented New Jersey for three years on the White House Conference on Small Business.
ISBN 13: 978-1-63505-129-2
Publisher: Rotary International
Publication Date: 06/01/2016