It is the Rotary International vision statement that perhaps says it best "Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Rotarians are a collection of people of action, and we share a strong sense of purpose.  In troubled times such as these, Rotarians will rise and see the needs of their community and the world.  It is with that sense of purpose that the Rotary Club of LeRoy has begun the "Rotary Community Reinvestment Fund."
The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt across the globe, but signs of the effects can be seen in our community.  In the interest of public safety, nonessential local businesses have been forced to close.
The impact of these closures may not be evident to the naked eye, but the ramifications are impacting our friends and neighbors who own these businesses.  As both state and national levels begin to restart the economy, those same businesses that have supported Le Royans in the past will need our support more than ever.
The Community Reinvestment Fund will take donations made by local individuals and families, and direct them to the LeRoy businesses most in need.  The Rotary Club of LeRoy, which has served the community for more than 75 years, will oversee the collection and distribution of funds.
There will be a short application for businesses to complete, and a committee of Rotarians will review applications and submit approved applications to the Board of Directors.  The form is available on our website.  Fellow Rotarians and their families are not eligible to receive funds through the process.
Individuals or businesses interested in supporting our community can made contributions by mailing a check to: Rotary Club of LeRoy, Attn: Community Reinvestment Fund, P.O. Box 141, LeRoy, NY 14482.
Any questions can be directed to Jim Ellison (717) 503-5749, or:
The application can be found in About Us - Downloads in the toolbar found on this site.