Title chosen for Foundation history, lottery winners announced

More than 3,400 people helped choose the winning title for The Rotary Foundation's history -- Doing Good in the World: The Inspiring Story of The Rotary Foundation's First 100 Years.

Publication of the book is slated in early 2016. Participants voted for one of four possible book titles or submitted their own.

Asked about the title, the book's author, David Forward, said: "When Arch Klumph was Rotary's president, he announced his vision for an endowment fund to "do good in the world." No one could have imagined just how much good would come from Klumph's idea. This title perfectly reflects the Foundation's 100-year history."

The contest, which ended 15 June, included a lottery for one of 10 autographed copies of the book and one paid registration for two to the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Tânia Diniz Andrade, a member of the Rotary Club of Belo Horizonte-Mangabeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and governor-elect of District 4520, was chosen from more than 3,300 lottery entries to receive the convention registration. The winners of a signed book are:

Kaue Baiza Macedo, Rotaract Club of São Paulo-Vila Formosa, São Paulo, Brazil
Graham Christensen, Rotary Club of Toowoomba East, Queensland, Australia
Tayyaba Gul, Rotary Club of Islamabad (Metropolitan), Punjab, Pakistan
Riku Korkeamäki, Rotary Club of Tuira (Oulu), Finland
Wen-Sheng Liu, Rotary Club of Sogcho, Gangweon, Korea
Melquiades Martinez Sanchez, Rotary Club of Las Delicias, Aragua, Venezuela
Jac Nickels, Rotary Club of Ashland, Oregon, USA
Al Stjernegaard, Rotary Club of Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada
Ashok Tanted, Rotary Club of Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh, India
Lea Zinner, Rotary Club of Boca Raton West, Florida, USA

The book will be available in English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Learn more about the Foundation
Purchase Rotary International's centennial book, A Century of Service

Rotary News

12-Sep-2014
RSS