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Rotary Club of Lawrenceville

Leigh McIntosh

Polio in the Time of Covid19

October 24 is World Polio Day. Rotary International has reason to celebrate. The last cases of polio caused by the wild poliovirus has been eradicated from the African continent.

Leigh McIntosh

Rotary and World Understanding Month

In the Rotary world, February is known as World Understanding Month because the focus is on goodwill, peace and understanding among people of the world. In an age where people cannot seem to agree on the most trivial things, the fact that millions of Rotarians are actively seeking to be understanding of others is refreshing.

Leigh McIntosh

Rotary New Year 2020

I spent the last year writing articles explaining the Rotary philosophy and what Rotary emphasizes each month of the year. I have shared volunteer activities, with numerous pictures of Rotarians engaged in making a difference in the community. I have asked for volunteers and asked for people who are like-minded to step up and join our efforts to “do good in the world”.

Andrew Carnes with Partnership Gwinnett.

Rotary Club of Lawrenceville Celebrates Learning

While summer is certainly not over, school is back in session and the entire community begins a new, ten-month period of accommodating various school requirements and supporting educational initiatives. In Gwinnett County, traffic increases tremendously and the ease of commuting to work during the summer becomes a wistful memory.

Creative Enterprises volunteers to read at Lawrenceville Elementary School for Rotary Club of Lawrenceville

Rotary Fellowships

Rotary Club of Lawrenceville is ending another productive year in June as a “Bronze” club. While this is not as prestigious as earning “Gold” club status, it still requires the efforts of many people to make it happen.

Leigh McIntosh

April Means Maternal and Child Health Month for Rotary

In much of the world, malnutrition is a concern for children due to extreme poverty. Rotarians address these concerns all over the world but let’s not forget the children in our community who are also facing food challenges.

Leigh McIntosh

Rotary’s Push for Clean Water

I paid my Gwinnett County Water bill today for a grand total of $14.99. I take it for granted that I can drink clean and safe water directly from the tap for a small monthly fee.

Leigh McIntosh

Rotary Club of Lawrenceville and Vocational Service

As the Christmas season winds down, presents to families in need have been delivered and ringing the bell for the Salvation Army ends, it is time to look forward. Vocational Service becomes the focus for Rotarians in January and includes:

– Adherence to and promotion of the highest ethical standards in all occupations, including fair treatment of employers, employees, associates, competitors, and the public.

– The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, not just those that are pursued by Rotarians.

– Contributing vocational talents to solving the problems of society and meeting the needs of the community.

Leigh McIntosh

Rotary’s desire to prevent and treat disease

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.