Dante and Ellen Honorico Honored
By Past Rotary District Governor

On Monday, April 21, Past District Governor Luz Maria Ortiz (at left in the photo above) visited Rotary Ventura South to give a presentation about the Rotary Foundation, Rotary International's charitable entity. She noted her early experience with the Foundation during her first year as a Rotarian in Mexico, where funding for eye surgeries for impoverished people was made possible through Rotary Foundation grants. "The war against illness and poverty does not start in our starts in our hearts," said Ms. Ortiz, and she presented an overview of the opportunities that Rotarians have to give to the Rotary Foundation.

One such opportunity is the Endowment Fund, which enables Rotary Foundation giving through a member's estate plan. To conclude her presentation, Ms. Ortiz presented a crystal award and special Rotary pins to Club President Dante Honorico (center) and his wife, Ellen (right), for their participation in this program.

Dante noted that "the biggest obstacle to overcoming poverty is indifference. That's what sets Rotary apart. Rotarians do care, and they show it through their commitment to service."