By Susan Salyer
On Thursday August 11, 2022 The Louisa Rotary Club #3773 had a Regular Scheduled Meeting from 12-1PM at First Baptist Church in Louisa, Kentucky. Louisa Rotary President Harold Slone welcomed Rotarians and guests. The Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, The Four Way Test was led by Louisa Rotary President Harold Slone and the Rotary Song leaderr was Rotarian Dan Smith who was recognized for a Wedding Anniversary.
President Harold Slone then called on the Guest Speaker, Pikeville Rotary District #6740 Governor Seema Sachdeva and Assistant Governor District #6740 Vincenzo Fressola.
Governor Seema Sachdeva has received $65,000 in donations from Rotary Districts for Relief in Eastern Kentucky from Rotary Districts all over the United States.
Sachdeva explained the devastation flooded so many areas in Eastern Kentucky and this was the first time Rotary had a disaster relief account designated so they could help everyone in our communities. The donations of $65,000 will be given out to the communities in gift cards starting next week. These gift cards will be given out in increments of $100 and $150. The gift cards can be used for food or cleaning, etc. Gifts cards will be handed out at State Parks and other Shelter Homes in Eastern Kentucky.
She said Rotary wants to be a good neighbor and this is a great way to bring the community together.
“We also have $250,000 in Rotary District Grants that will also be exchanged for gift cards for 250 children going back to school supplies,” Sachdeva said. “Each child will receive $100 gift card. The District #6740 Rotary has sent supplies and donated over 200 meals.”
Rotary is celebrating 100 years of Service and is looking to recruit, she said. Some Rotary Districts have foundations they sponsor, but Louisa Rotary does not.
Sachdeva said Rotary International is very close to ending Polio by 2026. There is now Genetic typing of each polio strand. The only 2 countries that still have polio are Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Louisa Rotary President Slone thanked Guest Speaker Seema Sachdeva and Rotarian Chris Jobe presented Sachdeva with a gift.
Rotary was adjourned.
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