By BRUCE HORN
For The Vista
Chris Celik President-elect of the Rotary Club of Fairfield Glade completed the three day Rotary Multi-District training session in Nashville, TN.
Mid-South P.E.T.S. or Presidents-Elect Training Seminar is a multi-state training session of the six Rotary Districts in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee. Rotary club leaders generally represent key community leaders throughout the world.
Consisting of well known exceptional speakers, informative Roundtables and Discussion Groups, detailed district training sessions, fellowship and networking, the basic purpose of P.E.T.S. is to have the best prepared, most enthusiastic club presidents in the Rotary world. Annually, nearly 400 Presidents-elect return home from Mid-South P.E.T.S. prepared to carry out their Rotary duties when they take office in July.
Rotary is a volunteer organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace. Over 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas conduct projects to address today’s challenges — including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, child abuse, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns — while encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations.
As the world’s largest private provider of international scholarships, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International helps more than 1,000 students annually to study abroad and serve as cultural ambassadors. Rotary also partners with seven prestigious Universities around the world, providing opportunities to earn a master’s degree in peace and conflict resolution.
PolioPlus is Rotary’s flagship program. In 1985 when the Polio eradication program began, there were over 1,000 new polio cases reported per day. By the time polio is eradicated, Rotary club members will have contributed over $1 Billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than two billion children in 122 countries.
Rotary is a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, along with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This initiative has reduced the polio epidemic to just three endemic countries.
Last year the total number of polio cases reported was only 223. As of March 21st this year, only 11 cases have been reported.
The Rotary Club of Fairfield Glade was chartered in 1983 and meets at Noon on Tuesdays at Legends at Druid Hills Country Club.
For more information contact Rotarian Bruce Horn at (931) 456-6131 or check out the website at www.rotary.org.