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3803 13th Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58103
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- The Fargo West Rotary Club conducts 2 major fundraisers each year to support the many local and international projects we fund annually.
- Fargo West Rotary is an active group. We hold various socials, fundraisers, and committee meetings throughout the year. Join today and get involved.
- The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
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The Rotary Foundation
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
In 1917, RI President Arch C. Klumph proposed that an endowment be set up “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” In 1928, when the endowment fund had grown to more than US$5,000, it was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International.
Throughout time, support of the Foundation grew tremendously. Since the first donation of $26.50 in 1917, it has received contributions totaling more than $1 billion. More than $70 million was donated in 2003-04 alone. To date, more than one million individuals have been recognized as Paul Harris Fellows – people who have given $1,000 to the Annual Programs Fund or have had that amount contributed in their name.
Such strong support, along with Rotarian involvement worldwide, ensures a secure future for The Rotary Foundation as it continues its vital work for international understanding and world peace.
The Fargo-Moorhead Rotary Foundation
The Fargo Moorhead Rotary Foundation was established by the four Fargo-Moorhead Rotary clubs (Fargo Rotary, Moorhead Rotary, Fargo West Rotary and Fargo Moorhead AM Rotary) with the initial purpose to help fund the Rotary Centennial Universal Playground located in Fargo’s Lindenwood Park – and received IRS approval as a 501(c)3 non-profit on January 24, 2006. The Universal Playground will be totally paid for in the fall of 2010 having total costs (including In-Kind donations) of $265,000.
The four Rotary Clubs of Fargo and Moorhead are now raising funds for the Miracle Field baseball field located at Southside Regional Park in Moorhead, MN for the special needs children in our local communities.
The playing field, or baseball diamond, is the size of a typical tee ball field. Its most unique feature is the rubber turf surface that is accommodating to wheel chairs, walkers, crutches, braces, and so on, unlike sand and dirt. And, like any field, it will have a pitcher’s mound, an outfield – though shorter, dug-outs, scoreboard, and bleacher seating for spectators.
The Moorhead Park Board has donated the land. Many grants have been applied for and funds received amount to nearly $100,000. In-Kind work from local contractors and suppliers made this a reality. The total project value is approximately $275,000. Additional funds and pledges still need to be secured. Visit the website: www.fmmiraclefield.org for more information, or to make a contribution.
The FMRF is also used as a source of funds for the joint international projects sponsored by the four Fargo Moorhead Rotary Clubs and their many District 5580 partners.
Together with our partnering clubs since 2003, we’ve constructed 10 schools, 4 clinics and 8 water projects in Guatemala. Beginning in 2006, we’ve furnished computers, smart boards, and didactic supplies for schools, latrines, libraries and desks for schools in India. In 2010, D5580 Rotary Clubs are adding two rooms to a school located in Rajapalayam, India that the Rajapalayam Rotary initially built. A Sister Club agreement was signed between the Rajapalayam Rotary and the FM Rotary Clubs certifying that our efforts will continue in this south central region of India for years to come.