Posted by Charlotte Harris on Sep 21, 2017
As Rotarians we are fortunate to have inherited the legacy of those who have preceded us.
Rotary started out with four businessmen with diverse backgrounds, meeting in Chicago in 1905 to exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, with the desire to give back to and make their community a better place for all to live.  Today, we are part of 1.2 million Rotarians who form an international organization addressing challenges around the world. 
For us, the legacy began in 1921 with the creation of the Rotary Club of Tucson.  Our support over those years of our international foundation has created incredible solutions to challenges partially measured by 932 Paul Harris Fellows.  Our own club foundation started just over 40 years ago by our own Larry Adamson, and now has significant funds that generate investment income to support our youth programs at $8,000/year, our Rotary office at $10,000/year, our international programs at $17,500/year, plus provide University of Arizona and Pima Community College scholarships over and above what our members support
To continue our legacy, our club foundation has created three endowed funds: Community Charities; Scholarships; and International Programs.  At our meeting, six of our fellow club members will share more about these endowments and how planning and support today can insure their success in the future.