Lowell Joint Education Foundation Receives Donation from La Habra Rotary Club
Thursday, February 14, 2013
At today's luncheon meeting of the La Habra Rotary Club, President Grant Burdick presented a check to the Lowell Joint Education Foundation. Foundation member Linda Domis accepted and thanked Mr. Burdick and La Habra Rotary members for the donation, and, their dedicated service and continuing support of the community.
The Rotary donation is in support of the Foundation sponsored Academic Excellence Day, which is held each March at Rancho-Starbuck Intermediate School. This year's event will be on March 23rd at 8am. Academic Excellence Day is a day of academic competitions for hundreds of Lowell Joint School District students in fifth through eighth grade. Competitions are offered by grade level in spelling, oral presentation and drama, math, science, social studies, and Academic Bowl. The top three individuals or team of students in each subject receive gold, silver, or bronze medals.
Rotary International was started in 1905 in Chicago, and is recognized as the first community service organization. The club name reflects the practice, in the early days, of rotating the location of their meetings from one member's office to another member's office. World-wide, the organization has 1.2 million members in 32,000 local clubs. Their motto is "Service above Self."
La Habra Rotary President Grant Burdick presents a check to Linda Domis, Member of the Lowell Joint Education Foundation.