It was nice to see so many faces at the meeting this past Friday.  Laura Lane asked all members to mark December 8th on their calendar for the annual RCSE Holiday Party.  More information about the event will be forthcoming!  After all Rotary items were discussed, Ed Engel introduced our speaker for the day, PDG Hamsa Thota who spoke about how Rotary Foundation funds are making an impact both locally and around the world.  
There are over 1 million Rotarians throughout the world all coming together with money and resources to make an impact in communities.  The Foundation enables us to transform our gifts into service projects changing lives both close to home and abroad.  Since RCSE was formed, the club has given over $241,000 to the Rotary Foundation.  District 6920 has many ongoing initiatives that are made possible due to grants from Rotary Foundation.  Some of those projects are scholarships, End Polio Now, clean water projects, Saving Lives with Medicine, helping schools in India and farmers in Guatemala.  
RCSE can help by increasing our membership which in turn will increase the amount of money donated to Rotary Foundation.  We can also continue to help by becoming involved in a Global Grant project.