WAXAHACHIE — The Rotary Club of Waxahachie’s district governor, Bill Dendy, visited the club to provide encouragement and guidance for the new year. DG Dendy acknowledged that the organization is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and that over this time many good things have been accomplished.

He mentioned that it is also the centennial of the Rotary Foundation. This foundation is among the best at actually getting donations to the intended recipients. Charitynavigator.com rates the foundation 100 of 100 for transparency, accountability and financial responsibility making this one of the most reliable opportunities for donating to good causes. They say, in part, “The Foundation is a worldwide leader in the efforts to eradicate polio, funded solely by voluntary contributions from members and friends of Rotary who support its mission to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace, a worldwide leader in the efforts to eradicate polio through its partnership with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.”

Rotary International is the largest charitable organization in the world with 1.22 million members. All are committed to service and making the world a better place.

As is customary, the club made a donation to a charity that the district governor’s wife is involved with. Mrs. Dendy works with Our Friends Place which helps young women who have aged out of a foster home or who are in need of guidance. They help these women get over a feeling of entitlement and become empowered, a significant change in their lives which benefits the women and society.

For more information about Our Friends Place call 214-250-6268 or check the web site at www.ourfriendsplace.org .

For more information about the Rotary Foundation or Rotary Club of Waxahachie where we believe in Service Above Self and doing things as a club we cannot do alone, visit the club web site at www.waxahachierotary.org . You can find American flag subscription forms there.