Asheville Breakfast Rotary Celebrates 33 Years

Staff Report

Asheville – The Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club Foundation is proud to announce our annual grant recipients for 2019. Our club of 52 members has awarded $40,000 to the following organizations and causes: Locally – ABCCM North Buncombe, Boy Scouts, Evergreen Charter School, Helpmate, Manna Food Bank, Read to Succeed, Rotarians Against Hunger, and Serve to Lead. Internationally, we are working with Rotary Clubs around the world: Philippines to distribute wheelchairs, Nigeria for computers in schools, and Guatemala to build a school.

Additionally, the club actively raises funds to end polio in the world, support Alzheimers research to help thousands of individuals worldwide, and we are frequently seen on the streets of Weaverville, flying flags for federal holidays.

Bill Byrne, Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club Foundation Chair states, “I am proud of our club’s efforts over the last year with our ability to fund so many worthy projects. In addition to contributing to local organizations and significant projects around the world, our club members log a considerable number of hours with hands on volunteer labor, truly providing, “Service Above Self”.”

February 23rd is the 114th birthday for Rotary International, the Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club (ABRC) has been in existence for 33 years, with increasing community support. “Our club is committed to working hard, having fun, and doing good in the world”, states Cindy Ireland, current President of the ABRC. We are already planning our 2019 fund raiser Shrimp at the Farm for June 15th. The event last year attended by 200 community members helped us raise the funds we now distribute. We are so grateful to be able to do good and make a difference.

If you want to help or be a part of the Rotary experience, visit the Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club on any Wednesday morning, from 7:15 to 8:30 at the Country Club of Asheville, 170 Windsor Road, Asheville, 28804. Everyone is welcome, together we can do even more!

The ABRC is a recognized club by Rotary International, a worldwide organization of 1.2 million members.


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Clint Parker

Publisher & Editor Weaverville Tribune

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