Rotary District Governor Charles E. Cicchella of Shelbyville, Ky., talked about the donations to help the people of Haiti that have been made by Rotarians all around the world.
As of Jan. 25, Rotarians around the world have donated $99, 483 to a relief fund, with another $1,400 received via text to that foundation, said Cicchella. He also said that since 1978, Rotarians have been actively working to improve “critical needs” in Haiti by participating in 250 Rotary Foundation matching grant projects.
“Rotary disaster recovery efforts are sure to help survivors regain their lives” with “clean water, sanitation system and establishing new schools and medical clinics and clean food sources,” Cicchella said.
When Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005, $10 million came into the country from Rotary chapters from around the world, said Cicchella.
Gary Polete talked about the first annual Trigg County Civil War Days, which will be held at West Cadiz Park Friday, March 19, through Sunday, March 21 of this year. Two battles will be reenacted for free for the public.
“It’s the first time that anyone in Cadiz has actually put this on,” said Polete. “One of things we need are donors.”
Polete encouraged anyone wishing to donate to help the event to contact the Cadiz Merchant’ Association at 522-9214 or to visit their website at http://www.cadizmerchants.com. Donations being sought range from $250 – $10,000.
On Friday, March 19, a “school days” event will be held as part of Civil War Days, wherein Trigg County students from the fifth, eighth and eleventh grades can come to learn about the Civil War, said Polete, who also said that there will be a Kentucky Historymobile and added that the student will be able to learn about Abraham Lincoln’s life in Kentucky.
In other business, the Rotary Club inducted four new members at the meeting: Linda and Roger Humbert, Dan Bozarth and John Mark Vinson. The meeting lasted less than an hour.