|Rotary ham breakfast a success |
|Posted: Friday, December 14, 2012 12:00 pm |
|Rotary ham breakfast |
Martin Rotary Club hosted its 28th Annual Ham Breakfast on Saturday at Martin Elementary School with more than 600 attending.
“Much hard work goes into making this event a success,” president Roger Walker said. “Our motto is ‘Service Above Self’ and a successful ham breakfast helps us exemplify making a difference in our community.”
In fact, Martin Rotary donates approximately $15,000 every year to the local community and awards several Rotary scholarships each year to Westview students.
Walker went on to say that he appreciated Martin Elementary School hosting the breakfast. School officials and workers go above and beyond to help the club.
Breakfast chairman, Jill Dinning, stated that she appreciated the efforts of the Martin Westview Interact Club. “It was a good opportunity for us to work together as Rotary and Interact members. The Interacters did a great job waiting on tables and helping with cleanup.”
Pictured (at right, left, above or below) is Rotarian, Audrey Roberts, with Michael Pape. Mr. Pape won the stocking give away. Interacters and Rotarians sold chances for the sticking stuffed with goodies to send all of the proceeds to the Rotary Polio Plus Program.
The eradication of Polio worldwide has been an ongoing Rotary Project. Only three countries have had active polio cases this year—Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. However, Polio has re-established transmission in three countries which were previously polio-free (Angola, Chad and Democratic Republic of the Congo). Case numbers have been reduced from thousands per year to just a few hundred. Mrs. Roberts stated, “In these four countries, children immunizations are still needed and this donation will make that happen.”
Published in The WCP 12.13.12