I'm working with Bill Gates on a project. Actually, 1.2 million Rotarians like me are working together on a project that will finally eradicate the world of polio.
Mr. Gates has donated $200 million dollars to Rotary International under the condition that our organization matches the funds. Not an easy thing to do, but Rotarians are an ambitious, resourceful bunch of folks.
Someone did the math and figured out that each Rotary club has to raise a few thousand extra dollars per year to meet its obligation. This gave me the idea to hold professional development seminars for Rotary clubs and guests throughout North America.
There are about 25 of these seminar events on my calendar, past, present and future.
I spoke to 125 people in southwest Michigan a while back and helped raise $4,800 in one evening. Read the newspaper article. The Rotary club of Van Wert, Ohio held a similar event and raised $12,500 for polio. My goal is to help raise $100,000 in the next 12 months.
I belong to the Rotary Club of Troy, Michigan.