Please click on the December 2008 issue www.rotaryfirst100.org/foundation/newsletter/index.htm.

Dear Rotary Colleagues:

We are - right now - in the worst worldwide financial crisis since the great depression. If we (the business, professional and community leaders) are hurting, think of what is happening to others. November is Rotary Foundation month and this year it is not only important but necessary to dig deeper to help. Support Our Foundation!
Peace and human rights advocate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu is to be the keynote speaker at the Rotary World Peace Symposium in Birmingham, UK. Pleas e see pages 10-16.
We are sharing a late breaking addition to the article on page 20. This economy is affecting all – both rich and poor and Pepsico had to reduce the amount of funding likely to be made available to WASRAG.

Group Study Exchange (GSE) is a Rotary Foundation program, which enables Rotarians to Advance World Understanding, Goodwill and Peace. Please read a heartfelt article (“I learned we are all citizens of the world”), written by a GSE team member from Colombia on pages 34-35.

It seems that this newsletter has grown into magazine size -- please don't be put off --- for the typesetting is large, the articles are brief and there is lots of open space. Enjoy!

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Then please click on the DECEMBER 2008 issue.

Please pass this FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER onward to your clubs, districts and zones.

Very truly yours,

Dr. Edward Blender,
Editor, Our Foundation Newsletter
Chair: Rotary Centers Major Gifts Initiative
CIO: Disaster Relief Rotarian Action Group
Health and Hunger Resource Group 2006-2009