All remnant funds of Tournament will be used for Charity.
Our main Charity focus is on Maarja Village. We are planning also donation to Rotary International Polio initative.
In Maarja Village there are 6 houses providing a living and working place for 38 people with intellectual disability. The inhabitants have working possibilities in different workshops such as for example handicraft, woodwork or pottery. There are a vocational training group in gardening (for 24 people) and rehabilitation services (for about 60 persons) for intellectually disabled people Maarja Village employs 56 workers with full and part time jobs.
Maarja Village can be considered a competence center for people with intellectual disability, and our goal is to live a life as independent as possible, to decide for ourselves about important questions of our lives.
For more information: http://www.maarjakyla.ee/
End Polio Now
Since 1985 Rotary has led the battle against polio, and kept the pressure on as worldwide cases plummeted from 350,000 per year to several hundred. When India went off the list of endemic countries in 2012, we took one more step toward eradicating a human disease from the earth for only the second time in history. Now, Rotary and its partners are This Close to making that dream a reality.
For more information: https://www.endpolio.org/
Will Watt fellow
Rotarian Will Watt, who was Mayor of Thomasville at the end of World War II in 1945, responded to the call of General Eisenhower to adopt a German town of comparable size-to share our food and clothing with fellow human beings who were struggling to survive one of the coldest winters on record in a war-torn country. Under Mayor Will’s direction, the United States Army flew a planeload of supplies and relief goods to Luneberg in northern Germany. In 1946, Will Watt gave the Thomasville Rotary Club the distinction of having founded the Georgia Rotary Student Program. GRSP sponsors students from around the world for academic studies at Georgia colleges and universities. The Thomasville Rotary Club has participated in GRSP every year since its inception.
In his lifetime, Will Watt was singled out for his brave leadership and for his tireless service. He was eventually made an honorary citizen of Luneberg (one of only two people so honored in 1,200 years), and he was decorated and knighted by the King of Norway.
In 1959, Thomasville had won the Will Watt trophy for outstanding work in International Service so often, the District Conference voted to once again award it to Thomasville, and this time to leave it in Thomasville’s permanent possession.
In 1970, while serving as a Rotary International Director, Thomasville Rotarian Pratt Secrest instituted the Family Friendship Exchange which has since been one of the most popular means for promoting good will and understanding among the nations of the Rotary world.