Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Busy Month for Carterville Rotary

Carterville Rotary was busy in the month of September. First, we're excited to welcome two new members to the group: Bob Fuller and Jonathan Mitchell. We're always pleased to accept new members to the Rotary family.

We were also treated by a visit from the Illinois Baptist Disaster Team. They brought by their "Disaster Van" which was neat to see.

Lastly, we were involved in the annual Carterville Free Fair parade. Many members came out to pass out balloons, suckers, and Rotary stickers to the Carterville public. The weather couldn't have been any more perfect.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Carterville Rotary Club Shelter Box Arrives!

It looks as if Carterville Rotary's Shelter Box has arrived to its destination in the Phillipines. Starting as the brainchild of one Rotarian with the support of his Rotary club in year 2000 – ShelterBox has grown to become the largest Rotary Club project in the 100 year history of the organization.

Rotarian support currently contributes an estimated 50% of ShelterBox donations. Around 5,000 rotary clubs worldwide have supported ShelterBox since it was launched.

Recognizing this worldwide support from the Rotary community, ShelterBox was designated as a Global Rotary Club Project in 2009. Logos with this designation will now appear on all ShelterBoxes, tents, blankets and ancillary materials.

You can learn more about the ShelterBox project at their website here.