Chris Knapp and his wife Vernette were on hand at the regular meeting of the Rotary Club of West Polk County on November 19th. Chris is a Past Governor of District 6000 and is now serving as the District Foundation Rotary Chair.
The message that was being shared was very information and inspiring, as it outlined all of the good that is being done via the Rotary Foundation, both here at home and around the world. The Rotary Foundation has six prominent areas of focus:
- Promoting Peace
- Fighting Disease
- Providing Clean Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
- Saving Mothers & Children
- Supporting Education
- Growing Local Economies
The bullet points don’t do the message justice, so you can learn more about the details of these initiatives by visiting www.Rotary.org/en/our-causes.
The stories that Chairman Knapp shared are especially relevant given the fact that we are this week celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. Most Americans are blessed, financially and otherwise, in comparison to many around the world. This is something that is not lost on Rotarians, who both preach and practice “Service Above Self”.
The Rotary Club of West Polk County would like to simultaneously thank Chris Knapp for his presentation and also encourage the people in Polk and Dallas County to consider getting involved with a local Rotary Club. But be forewarned, should you join, you’ll have to balance being awesome and humble at the same time.