Every Rotary Club across the world works towards making the Polio disease a thing of the past and the Leesville Rotary Club is no different.
Oct. 24 is World Polio Day around the world which means Rotary Clubs across the nation will be celebrating this day in many different ways.
The Leesville Rotary Club members are celebrating by giving to the cause, one by one.
On Tuesday, Oct. 16, Brenda Willis, Club President and Linda Thomas, Assistant District Governor honored two members, Dan Cook and Janelle Thibodeaux, who became Club 125 members.
These individuals have chosen to support Rotary International and Polio Plus through their selfless giving to further the cause of this worldwide caring organization.
Rotary International dedicates these funds to support local, national and worldwide humanitarian causes, including the elimination of polio worldwide.
These members joined the growing numbers of the local Leesville club's over 60 percent total members who have contributed to this particular Rotary cause just this year since it's inception.
At the same meeting, Thomas also awarded the Leesville Rotary Club with a flag for the recent District award provided to the Club for their contributions to the District this year.
Accepting the flag was Brenda Willis, President and Steve Serna, Past President and Foundation Chair.
The Leesville club ranked third in the District which spans to Shreveport, in which they compete with clubs whose membership is over 10 times their local membership.
Paraphrasing one of the Leesville club's longtime members, Mario Sorce, Willis states this is only one example of how "they may be small, but together, they accomplish great things."