I have been privileged to serve as your President during the past year and to be a part of the successes that you achieved during the year. My "Year in Review" is a testament to yourcommitment to the Rotary mission and to the improvement and well-being of our community. You contributed $5,000 to the Polio Plus Fund and an additional $28,339 to the Rotary International
Foundation in recognition of the Centennial Anniversary of the Foundation, exceeding our goal by almost $2,500. These contributions work toward the eradication of polio and the funding of much neede
d global grant projects, such as the Dental Mission in the Dominican Republic, others.
The past year witnessed the Club's new projects, including the water improvement project in Borel, Haiti, and the Dictionary Project within the Harrisburg School District, both funded by District Club Foundation grants. We are close to realizing the establishment of a year round vision clinic in collaboration with the Hamilton Heath Center.
You have continued your commitment to battling the problem of homeless in our community and to giving young children of the community the means to achieve through programs such as the Four Way Test Speech and Essay contests. This has fostered their sense of self-worth and ability to set and meet personal goals.
The achievement of 37 Paul Harris awards during the year is unbelievable, coupled with our own PDG John Judson receiving the Service above Self Award from Rotary International! I personally thank each one of you for allowing me to accompany you on this wonderful journey. I wish to specially thank Linda for her support during the year and to everyone else who provided me wise counsel.
I am looking forward to another exciting year for our Club under Sam's guidance.
Yours in Rotary,
J. Stephen Feinour