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The Ride for Rotary TRF Centennial Expedition in Southern India 2017

Rotary Foundation

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Rtn. Alex Cooke

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

In January 2017 I have been accepted to take part in The TRF Centennial Expedition on a 350cc Royal Enfield motorcycle to celebrate 100 years of the Rotary Foundation.

The expedition will start in Mysore in Southern India and ride via Hassan, Beluru, Halebidu, Shimoga, Davangere, Hospet, Hubli, Palolem Goa, Murdeshwar, Mangalore, Mandikeri, Bandipur  to Ooty over a period of 14 days to raise awareness of The Rotary Foundation and the support it gives to humanitarian aid projects all over the world.

The ride will consist of an average of over 160 kms per day on a Royal Enfield 350cc motorcycle over varying terrain, with stop-overs for opportunities to meet local people, explore different cultures and see local charitable projects supported by The Rotary Foundation.

My aim is to raise £1 for each of the 1400 miles of the route and donate the funds to a local charity project supported by Rotary International District 3181 in Southern India.

Please visit the Donate page to pledge your support.

100 Years of Doing Good in the World

The father of Rotary, Arch Klumph’s idea for an endowment fund dedicated to “doing good in the world” planted the seed of The Rotary Foundation in 1917. Thanks to his vision and staunch advocacy, and the extraordinary generosity of Rotary members worldwide, that fund has become one of the world’s leading humanitarian foundations.

The Rotary Foundation helps fund humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives. Local clubs or districts can apply for grants from the Foundation to invest in projects and provide scholarships. The Foundation also leads the charge on worldwide Rotary campaigns such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Rotarians and friends of Rotary support the Foundation’s work through voluntary contributions.

Many thanks, Rtn. Alex Cooke

Ride Captain

Towcester Branch

TRF Poster