Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Just what is the ‘Rotary Club,’ anyway? - Winchester, MA - The Winchester Star: "Then I was exposed, for the first time really, to international philanthropy. Another nearby Rotary Club (there’s one in almost every town – maybe 32,000 clubs around the world, in 165 countries) was working to equip a school in Honduras, one of the world’s financially depressed countries. The Town of Winchester had closed a school and was storing student desks. One of our Rotarians, then-President Shirley Potts (now deceased), had retired from the School Department and knew about the desks. With the Club’s backing, she went to work to get Winchester desks into a Honduran classroom."