Rotary District Governor Pat Merryweather frequently says, “No money, no mission.” She means that without funds, Rotary clubs can’t accomplish their mission of serving their community. The Darien Rotary Club understands that, and was recently recognized for buying into that vision.
This past week, immediate Past President Rob Ferrigan was presented an award recognizing the Darien club as having donated the most money to the Rotary Foundation of any club in the district. The award was presented by Past District Governor and District Foundation Chair Chris Reilly. During his presentation, Chris noted that this was the 6th year in a row that the Darien club had received the award.
In fact, Chris noted, that the Darien club, with per capita giving of over $500 per year, ranked 348th in the world, out of over 34,000 Rotary clubs. This impressive total puts the Darien club in the top 1% of clubs around the world.
For more information about Rotary, including how to join, visit www.darienrotaryclub.org or contact Chris Gerrib at 630-434-5075. For more information about the Rotary Foundation, rated as a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator, visit www.rotary.org/foundation.