Posted by John Gephart on Sep 05, 2019

Patrick “ Paddy “ Rooney, the District Governor for Rotary International District 7390, recently made an official visitation and spoke to the membership of the Colonial Park Rotary Club.  District Governor Rooney spoke about the many goals and  accomplishments of the Rotary International in helping those less fortunate at both the local and international level and Rotary efforts to bring hope for a better world. Rotary International is working on a global effort to completely eradicate polio.  On a worldwide basis there were only seventeen reported new cases of polio this past year.    There are 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide.


Rotary’s Vision Statement:  Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.  Governor Rooney also spoke about Rotary Mission Trips, about how we must grow rotary membership, how Rotarians make lasting changes in the world, about global and local district club grants, about how Rotary connects the world, the Rotary Youth Exchange, the Rotary Shelter Box Project used during crisis situations and the work of the Rotary Foundation.


(Pictured L – R)   Colonial Park Rotary Club President Aaron Hoke,  Rotary District 7390 Governor Patrick “ Paddy” Rooney and Asst. Governor Dan Fuller