Posted on May 11, 2018
Wade Nomura, former District Governor 5240, from 2011-2012, is pictured on the right with Rotary Club President Earl Murray Jr. 

He is a member of the Rotary Club of Carpinteria, located in Carpinteria, California. He was our guest speaker at this morning’s meeting. He spoke to the club about The Rotary Foundation.

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

Our 35,000 rotary clubs carry out sustainable service projects that support our six causes. With donations like yours, we’ve wiped out 99.9 percent of all polio cases. Your donation also trains future peacemakers, supports clean water, and strengthens local economies.

Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.

The six areas of focus are Peace and Conflict Resolution, Disease Prevention, Clean Water and Sanitation, Saving mothers and children, Supporting Education, and growing local economies.

Wayne mentioned that water sanitation is the most important because you cannot focus on the other areas without this resource.

He talked about how Rotary clubs in the United States partners with international clubs to work on these service projects. They are called Sister Districts where agreements are worked out to do joint projects. One example would be the sister district of Mexico 4160, where they worked on a schoolhouse project.

Wade’s focus is on Water and Sanitation and Economic Development projects. He is tasked with assessing and evaluating all rotary projects to ensure funding dollars are spent efficiently along with other resources to ensure service projects are successful.

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The Rotary Club of Vandenberg Village thanked Wayne for a very informative talk.