Breakfast Rotary Donates Van

Kids of The Community Receive New Van
A proud day for Rotary!

Kids of the Community received a nice surprise when members of Breakfast Rotary handed them keys to a 15-passenger van.  Kids of the Community director Barry Dishman said, “This key is a symbol of what you’ve done for us. This opens up thousands of doors for us. Thank you so much.”  Dishman said the organization’s old van has over 200,000 miles and is unreliable.  Therefore, Kids of the Community could not travel to places out of town such as Nashville for events because organizers were worried the van would break down on the side of the road. Ryan J. Moore, incoming Breakfast Rotary president, said Breakfast Rotary has committed itself to many worthwhile worldwide causes, but wanted to commit to a cause in Warren County by giving the 2013 van.  “We wanted to do something closer to home that would impact our community,” said Moore. “We recognize the importance of at-risk children. We wanted to provide safe transportation for this organization.  The current van is unreliable and has been  wrecked. Our club has also committed to donating 150 service hours to Kids of the Community. We are a strap-your-boots-on-and work service organization and we will donate our time and hard work to this worthy organization.”  Rotary International president-elect Gary C. K. Huang chose “Light Up Rotary” as the organization’s theme for 2014-15.  During the Rotary General Assembly in January, Huang said his selection of the “Light Up Rotary” theme was inspired by Confucius’ pronouncement, “It is better to light a single candle, than to sit and curse the darkness.”  Huang said, "There are so many problems in the world, so many people that need help. Many people say, ‘There’s nothing I can do.’ So they sit there doing nothing. Meanwhile everything stays dark. The Rotary way is the

Confucius way. The Rotary way is to light a candle. I light one, you light one, 1.2 million Rotarians light one.

Together, we light up the world.”  Moore said Kids of the Community’s new van was made possible with

help from Kidd Ford, Christ Community Church, and Davis Signs.  The day was filled with excitement from the community with many community leaders, Rotarians and children from Kids of the Community In attendance.  Lunch for everyone was provided by First National Bank.  Terry Kidd, a community partner, graciously allowed his facility to be the backdrop For the celebration.  It was truly a proud day for Rotary!

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