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HONORING THE JOHNSTOWN ROTARY CLUB'S 100TH ANNIVERSARY
HON. KEITH J. ROTHFUS
in the house of representatives
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Mr. ROTHFUS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of the
Johnstown Rotary Club's 100th Anniversary.
Since its founding in May 1917, the Johnstown Rotary Club has aided
many community organizations such as scouting, child relief agencies,
arts and theater organizations, police and fire departments and health
and service organizations. It has also sponsored Interact Clubs at
local high schools and awarded scholarships to outstanding high school
students. In addition to providing dictionaries to every third grader
in the Johnstown area, Johnstown Rotarians are also involved in various
literacy initiatives such as the One Book, One Community Program.
The Johnstown Rotary Club has also been actively involved in
international service initiatives such as supporting clean water
projects in developing nations. They have been very involved in hosting
high school exchange students from numerous countries including Spain,
France, Slovakia, Turkey, Venezuela, Mexico, Ecuador, Argentina,
Bolivia, the Dominican Republic and Japan. Since 1968, when Rotary
International first took on the challenge of eradicating polio, the
Johnstown Rotary Club has participated in various projects, which
helped to bring the number of countries experiencing the polio endemic
from 122 down to two.
I thank the Johnstown Rotarians for their dedication to improving
both the Johnstown community and the international community through
their commitment to supporting education, providing clean water,
promoting peace, saving mothers and children, growing local economies
and fighting disease. Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Johnstown
on its 100th Anniversary.