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Montgomery Capital Rotary Club

 

August 1, 2018 | View PDF



The Montgomery Capital Rotary Club meets at noon at the Wynlakes Country Club every Thursday. The Club just celebrated its 40th anniversary. It is comprised of approximately 45 business professionals, educators, and community leaders from the greater Montgomery area.

A typical meeting begins with a prayer, the pledge and a recitation of the FOUR WAY TEST of the things we think, say or do. The 4WT is a hallmark of all Rotary Clubs professing the highest ethical standards in the workplace. The buffet is magnificent and before meetings start they have some good natured fun like table poker and brags and gags.

Lunches for Learning was established by Mr. Ron Hicks about 15 years ago during a trip to Honduras where he had a chance encounter with a little girl begging for food. The vision haunted him. When he returned to Montgomery he began the L4L non profit to help those children. Now, approximately 1,700 students in over 30 different schools are fed healthy meals on a daily basis. Enrollment and attendance has vastly improved since the children in this very poor area of Honduras no longer have to scavenge for food but instead can focus on learning, knowing a nourishing meal awaits them at the local school. L4L services kindergarten and elementary schools in the Valle district of Honduras with generous donors from around the United States.

The Club focuses on three or four major projects a year with recipients being the Brantwood Children's Home, Easter Seals, Boys & Girls Clubs of the River Region and Lunches for Learning, a project pioneered by club member Ron Hicks to help provide poverty stricken Honduran children with nourishing meals while at school.

You can contact MCRC at montgomerycapitalrotary.org.

 

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