ROTARY INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELEASE – Governor Brian Sandoval has proclaimed today, February 23, “Rotary International Day,” and issued a proclamation honoring the 109th birthday of Rotary International.
Rotary International was founded on February 23, 1905 in Chicago. It is one of the largest non-profit service organizations with over 1.2 million members comprised of professional and business leaders. There are over 34,282 clubs in 200 countries.
“We are grateful for the Governor’s acknowledgement of the many efforts Rotary International is undertaking to make the children of Northern Nevada and the world live healthier lives,” said Mark Kattelman, President of Rotary Club of Reno Sunrise.
Vicki Puliz is the District Governor for Nevada Rotary Clubs District 5190, overseeing 1175 club members in 24 clubs in Northern Nevada. These clubs sponsor service projects to address such critical issues as poverty, health, hunger, illiteracy, and the environment throughout Nevada and abroad.
Around the world, Rotary clubs fund projects that provide medical supplies, health care, clean water, food production, job training, and education to millions in need.
One event of particular note is the Edible Pedal 100® century bike ride, which is produced by the Rotary Reno Sunrise club. Last year over 1,000 people participated in the 10, 50 and 100 –mile rides. Proceeds of the event support Urban Roots Garden Classrooms, high school scholarships, cycling advocacy groups and other community service projects.