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The Four Way Test
Of the things we think,
say or do ...
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOOD WILL and
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all
Service above Self
Hello from the Rotary Club of Silver City!
Rotary is a fun and energetic organization that has members in
various business and professional organizations. Our club is a part of
Rotary International which supports projects all over the world.
However, our club invests heavily in our local community by
providing various not-for-profit organizations with additional funding
to meet their long-term goals. Some the Club’s activities during the
past year included: An auction in April which raised $36,000 for local
organizations, helping out at the Grant County Fair, and the Bike
Safety Rodeo, to name just a few events.
The Silver City Rotary Club is dedicated to contributing on a local, state-wide,
national, and international level through five avenues of service: Club Service, Vocational
Service, Community Service, International Service and New Generations Service. We are
one of seventy clubs in Rotary District 5520, which covers New Mexico and West Texas
and is in turn part of Rotary International.
If you are interested in becoming a part of this fun and energetic group of Rotarians
or want more information about Rotary International or our local Club, you may click the
FAQ tab above or contact us at email@example.com.
I look forward to meeting you to discuss your potential future with Rotary for the
William Knuttinen, Club President
Support for Local Non-Profit
The Club’s activities and contributions
have provided support for numerous non-
profit organizations in Silver City and the
surrounding region. Among them are:
Alimento Para El Nino (Backpack
The Bike Safety Rodeo
The Food Pantry
Habitat for Humanity
The Imagination Library of Grant County
Literacy Link Leamos
The Mimbres Region Arts Council
The Red Paint Pow Wow
The Silver City Museum Society
The Volunteer Center
Volunteer Fire Departments
The Wellness Coalition
End Polio Now
March is Polio Plus month in Rotary , and we are reminded that, in 1985, Rotary made
polio eradication its top priority. Rotary International has since contributed $1.2
billion, and its members have logged countless volunteer hours to help immunize more
than two billion children in 122 countries.
We are now at a critical time in the fight to eradicate polio, which would be only the
second human disease to be eradicated. Case numbers of the disease have never been
lower, and only three countries (Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan) have never stopped
transmission of the wild poliovirus.
However, a funding gap means immunization campaigns are being cut in high-risk
countries, leaving children more vulnerable to polio. If polio isn't stopped now, the
disease could stage a comeback, affecting an estimated 200,000 children every year.
Overall, remarkable progress has been achieved in the fight against polio. Since 1988,
the number of polio cases has been reduced from 350,000 a year to fewer than 700
cases in 2011. The Americas were declared free from polio in 1994, the Western Pacific
region in 2000, and Europe in 2002.
A highly infectious disease, polio still strikes children mainly under the age of five in
parts of Africa and South Asia. Polio can cause paralysis and sometimes death. There is
no cure for polio, but for as little as 60 cents worth of oral vaccine, a child can be
protected from the disease for life.
For further information, visit
TTo Register: You can register at the Silver City Golf Course or click here for a
printable registration form to be sent to the Rotary Club of Silver City.