Sample Proclamation


This is a sample proclamation I have submitted to the La Plata County Commissioners for Rotary Day.  A generic version is available at:

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La Plata County Rotary Proclamation


WHEREAS, Rotary International, founded on February 23, 1905 in Chicago, Illinois USA, is the world's first and one of the largest non-profit service organizations; and


WHEREAS, there are over 1.2 million Rotary club members comprised of professional and business leaders in over 32,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographic areas; and


WHEREAS, the Rotary motto "Service Above Self" inspires members to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and promote good will and peace in the world; and


WHEREAS, Rotary funds club projects and sponsors volunteers with community expertise to provide medical supplies, health care, clean water, food production, job training, and education to millions in need, particularly in developing countries; and


WHEREAS, there are over 200 Rotary club members in 4 clubs throughout La Plata County sponsoring service projects to address such critical issues as  health, hunger, illiteracy, and the environment in La Plata County and the world; and


WHEREAS, Rotary in 1985 launched Polio Plus and spearheaded efforts with the World Health Organization, U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF to immunize the children of the world against polio; and


WHEREAS, polio cases have dropped by 99 percent since 1988 and the world stands on the threshold of eradicating the disease; and


WHEREAS, Rotary is the world's largest privately-funded source of international scholarships and promotes international understanding through scholarships, exchange programs and humanitarian grants; and


WHEREAS, more than 47,000 students from 110 countries have studied abroad since 1947 as Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars; and


WHEREAS, Rotary's Group Study Exchange program has helped more than 57,000 young professionals explore their career fields in other countries; and


WHEREAS, 7,000 secondary-school students each year experience life in another country through Rotary's Youth Exchange Program; and


WHEREAS, the members of the Rotary Clubs of Durango, Durango Daybreak, Durango High Noon. And Pine River Centennial in La Plata County have provided the citizens of La Plata County with numerous projects that provide, education, environmental, and service to the area.


Therefore, I __________________________________ Chairman and Commissioners of La Plata County, do hereby proclaim February 23 as Rotary Day in La Plata County, and encourage all citizens to join me in recognizing Rotary International for its more than 100 years of service to improving the human condition in local communities around the world.