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Buddy Shoe, VP for Enrollment Management at Mid-America Christian University, speaks to the Rotary Club of Edmond

by Andy Lester
8/6/2011 2:04:00 PM

 The Rotary Foundation, its Mission and its Focus

There are many ways to support the work of Rotary. One is by contributing to the Rotary Foundation.
Do you know what the mission of The Rotary Foundation is? Are you aware that The Rotary Foundation has six Areas of Focus?
The mission of the Rotary Foundation is straightforward: According to the Rotary website, “the mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.” The Rotary Foundation gets its funds from voluntary donations. 
The Six Areas of Focus are:
1. Peace and conflict prevention/resolution 
2. Disease prevention and treatment 
3. Water and sanitation 
4. Maternal and child health 
5. Basic education and literacy 
6. Economic and community development.
As the website puts it, “These areas reflect critical humanitarian issues and needs that Rotarians are addressing worldwide. They will align Rotary with other international development efforts and will strategically further the Foundation's mission.”
Our joint project with the Rotary Club of Fortaleza Planalto, completed just over a year ago, fit within at least two of these categories. By making transporation possible for impoverished families, so they can obtain necessary treatments for juvenile cancer patients, it “improv[ed] the capacity of local health care professionals” while “enhancing the health infrastructure of local communities,” under Area of Focus 2. And, by bringing adults in those families to a place to get vocational training, it helped “develop[] opportunities for decent and productive work,” under Area of Focus 6.
The Rotary Club of Edmond is a Sustaining Club: Every Edmond Rotarian donates $100 every year to The Rotary Foundation, which does so much to help so many throughout the world. Thank you for your support of The Rotary Foundation.
Maurice “Buddy” Shoe visits the Rotary Club of Edmond
Buddy Shoe, Vice President for Enrollment Management of Mid-America Christian University, will speak to the Rotary Club of Edmond this week on the changing world of higher education. He has an extensive background in both for-profit and not-for-profit higher education and is considered an expert on online higher education. In addition to his administrative duties, Shoe has served at a number of institutions as an Adjunct Professor, and currently teaches Leadership and Quantitative Methods for Azusa Pacific University. He and Tammy have been married for 27 years, and have two adult sons.
Please welcome Buddy Shoe to the Rotary Club of Edmond.
Congressman Jim Lankford to Speak to the Rotary Club of Edmond on August 17.
Fifth District Congressman Jim Lankford will be our special guest on August 17. Please let Allison know by Wednesday, August 10, whether you will be attending and whether you will bring a guest.


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