Demonstrate Benevolence

What makes giving an act so blissful that it borders on the mystical, is the intention with which you give.
Benevolence is doing something in purity for the right reason, in complete integrity for the good of other people. The service or gift you have given is your dazzling bounty so give it with zero strings attached, no reply required, no applause necessary, and only then your generosity is innocent and honorable and this then is the finest gift to receive in return. 
The world is in glaring need of greater humanity and we have a responsibility to help those in need and treat all with courtesy and kindness. 
E'tienne de Gerellet, a Quaker missionary, wrote of our duty to be considerate to others in the following terms: I shall pass through this world but once.  If, therefore there be any kindness I can show or any good thing I can do, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
We are so blessed to be able to demonstrate benevolence, to be kind and selfless in giving to the Rotary Foundation. 
PDG Tracey Vavrek and Vince Vavrek
Rotary Club of Calgary Heritage Park
District 5360
Tracy and Vince are members of the Arch Klumph Society
The Arch Klumph Society (AKS) is named after the sixth president of Rotary, the Arch Klumph Society recognizes The Rotary Foundation's highest tier of donors — those who have contributed US $250,000 or more during their lifetime.

An AKS gift promotes peace, fights disease, provides clean water, saves mothers and children, supports education, and grows local economies through grants that:
  • Bring peacebuilding seminars to 200 teachers and 1,300 students in Uganda.
  • Distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets and medical services that help prevent malaria in Mali.
  • Train teachers who are establishing an early-childhood education center in South Africa.
  • Provide water filters, toilet blocks, and hygiene training to prevent fluorosis in a community in India.
  • Fund a scholarship for a medical professional to research ways to minimize mortality rates among premature babies in Italy.
  • Protect children around the world from polio.
Membership in the Arch Klumph Society is lifelong. Each member has the opportunity to their portrait placed in the Arch Klumph Society Gallery, located on the 17th floor of Rotary International World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois. Portraits are etched on glass plaques to create a stunning display of our Foundation's most valued supporters. Members will also have their profiles included in an interactive display, plus receive pins, pendants, and several other benefits commensurate with their generosity.
For further information on membership in the Arch Klumph Society please CLICK HERE