Leigh McIntosh

During December, one focus of the Rotary Foundation is on disease prevention and treatment. Each year, they spend millions of dollars on polio eradication, providing clean water to people, helping to reduce the transmission of HIV, malaria and other diseases, and helping to educate others who can make a difference.

Leigh McIntosh

If you have never heard of the Rotary Foundation, let me give you a little history. Created in 1917, their mission is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

Leigh McIntosh

Those of you living in Gwinnett for decades have had an opportunity to see sweeping changes. As a child, I remember Gwinnett County as primarily rural. On a visit to Scotland long ago, I was asked what my property in America had been before my house was there and I realized that I lived on forested land that had never been developed.

Leigh McIntosh

As schools gear up to serve record numbers of students in Gwinnett County, they can always use additional resources to stretch their limited budgets. September is the month that Rotary International has chosen to promote education and literacy.

Leigh McIntosh

Each month Rotary focuses on a different topic. August is membership and extension month. Wondering about the definition of extension in regard to Rotary, I looked it up and discovered it is about starting new clubs. There are currently nine clubs located in Gwinnett County, one of which is less than a year old.