Rotary is a service organization of approximately 47 people, Rhonda Dunn president of the Fort Scott Club, said.
“We share a dedication to the ideal of service above self,” she said. To this end, Rotary has been at the forefront of fighting against a disease.
“Rotary International has helped eradicate polio worldwide, the most in third-world countries,” Dunn said.
Locally they support numerous clubs and organizations and also award a local high school student with a scholarship.
Every Wednesday they gather in the basement of the Presbyterian Church, Third and Crawford street, for a lunch meeting from noon to 1 p.m.
Greetings, songs, and announcements begin the meeting, followed by an invited speaker sharing information of local interest.
On Sept. 18, a little less than 20 of their 47 members were present.
This month there is a cup on the table to be passed around for a donation to the Fort Scott High School Pantry, which provides food and clothing for students at the high school.
Every two months a different organization is benefitted from this type of donation including the Riverfront Festival, the Beacon, Care to Share, Good Ol’ Days and the Presbyterian Good Samaritan Fund.
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