Posted November 6, 2019
Betty Roberts, Past President of Rotery Club Pensacola, was awarded the 2018-19 Rotary District Governor’s Citation from Rotary Club District Governor Innes Richards and Assistant District Governor Dan Sulger, and the 2018-19 Rotary Citation with Gold Distinction from Rotary International President Barry Rassin. “These awards were accomplished by Board Members and Club members for our achievements in meeting Rotary goals and making a difference in improving lives in our communities and around the world,” said Betty.
“Some activities this past year have included: aid to Hurricane Michael destruction in Panama City, a Studer Children’s Hospital Brain Bags grant, Manna Food Bank, Rotary Leadership Awards Camp for 10th Graders, Community Non-Profit grants, Pensacola State College Rotaract, Military recognitions, participation in member leadership and development training, attendance at District and International Conferences plus supporting Rotary International number one objective the eradication of polio worldwide,” added Betty.
Current President John Trawick, noted that Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who support humanitarian service and said, “our goal this year is to continue to support the goals of Rotary International.”
Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative nearly 30 years ago, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to just 37 cases in 2016. To sustain this progress, and protect all children from polio, Rotary has committed to raising $50 million per year over the next three years in support of global polio eradication efforts. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match Rotary’s commitment 2:1. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to previously polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk.
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Posted June 30, 2020
The 2020 Grover Robinson III Award was presented to Dr. Ed Meadows, President of Pensacola State College, and Sandra Robinson Award was presented to Ms. Teri Levin, Co-Owner Levin-Rinke Realty, at the Club Change of Command Ceremony.
Posted June 29, 2020
The Club celebrated successes of the past year during its Change of Command event abord the Pensacola Bay Ferry. Local attorney Sally Fox was installed as the new President.
Posted June 15, 2020
Rotary Club of Pensacola gave a $5,000 donation to Manna Food Bank to help provide food for those in need due to the Covid-19 Virus. In addition, a total of $15,000 in grants were awarded to 10 local non-profit organizations.