Gates commits $355 Million to Rotary

bill_gates.jpgDear Fellow Rotarians,

This is another historic day for Rotary. Our organization was honored today to host philanthropist Bill Gates, Jr. at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA. 

Speaking to 2009-2010 district governors-elect, Bill Gates, Jr. congratulated Rotarians on the success of the partnership between Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to raise funds for polio. To date, Rotarians have already committed more than US$60 million toward the original US$100 million Gates challenge grant awarded in November 2007.

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Young Leaders Want Peers to Dream with Eyes Wide Open

DSCN0583.JPGThe young leaders gathered in their teams in the conference room of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce.  They were prepared to share an urgent need with community leaders.  Their passion for changing the world through education warmed the bitterly cold day as they rehearsed prior to the arrival of potential donors to their project.

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Young Leaders Demonstrate Passion for Change

DSCN0571.JPGThe holidays are a time for celebrating our friends and family, what we value in our lives and to renew our faith in the good spirit of the people in the community we serve.  As students gathered for the monthly Youth Community Development Team session in the conference room at the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, their passion for change demonstrated the future for our community is strong. 

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Help YCDT Help Kids!

Dear Fellow Rotarians, the high school juniors and seniors enrolled in this year's Youth Community Development Team have identified the focus area of "Access to Higher Education" as their charge for the year.  The students are determined to help their peers 1) graduate high school; 2) commit to post-secondary education at a college, university or trade school; 3) navigate the application, financial aid and enrollment processes; and 4) complete their training.

Please help YCDT secure $6,000 that the students will award to a local 501(c)(3) organization to provide programming to meet the above stated outcomes. 

Students are making a fundraising presentation... please attend.

January 13, 2009

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM

Harrisburg Regional Chamber/CREDC

3211 North Front Street, Harrisburg

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For those who are unable to attend, but would like to support YCDT's efforts to fund access to higher education, a pledge card will be in your Rotary Badge slot in the coming weeks.