From the Desk of John White, November 7, 2018

The Rotary Foundation again receives the highest rating from Charity Navigator:

For the 11th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation (TRF) has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the United States. TRF earned the recognition for demonstrating both strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. “We are extremely honored to be recognized,” says Foundation Trustee Chair Ron Burton. “It represents the hard work and dedication of countless Rotarians throughout the world. They know their gifts will be used for the purpose for which they were given and that they will, indeed, make a real difference.” The rating reflects Charity Navigator’s assessment of how the Foundation uses donations, sustains its programs and services, and practices good governance and openness. To read the full article from RI, you can click here [[https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-foundation-receives-charity-navigator-rating-11th-year]]. You may also wish to visit www.charitynavigator.org to learn more about their process.

Weekly Meeting Statistics:

A total of 105 members were entranced by Tom Tudor’s presentation on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Tom is a fellow Rotarian and former Honor Guard member. We had three Visiting Rotarians (ADG Anne Nauts of Chelsea, Tom of Colorado Springs and B. Yawson of Ann Arbor North). We were also joined by seven guests. In conjunction with lunch, a total of 40 (wow!) Rotarians met in meetings of five committees: Endowment Development, Hire MI Vet, International Humanitarian Projects, Internal Financial Procedures and Social.

Makeup Cards for Roving Rotarians:

None this week but we are hoping to hear soon and often from our snowbirds.