The new Rotary Club of Viera, co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Suntree and Viera Voice will hold lunch meetings at noon in a location that will be announced in the July issue of Viera Voice.
Paul P. Harris, an attorney from Chicago, formed one of the world’s first service organizations in 1905. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member. Rotary Club now has 1.2 million members from all walks of life. The members come together to create positive, lasting change in their communities and around the world.
The Rotary Club of Viera isn’t a new idea. A previous club had been sponsored by the Rotary Club of Indialantic, but was eventually dissolved.
Michael Pisacano, a spokesperson for the new Rotary Club of Viera said he and Ray Cornellius, who had been an active member of the former club, recently discussed the many accomplishments of the previous club.
"We specifically target programs that would help children as they make the most difference over the long run," Pisacano said in an email.
He said he expects the new club will adopt the same philosophy.
Past projects for the Rotary Club of Viera were The Children’s Hunger Project, Guardian ad Litem and several projects at Viera High School.
The Rotary International Foundation has partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization to fund Polio Plus, a successful effort to wipe out polio worldwide. Additionally, Rotary International provided shelter boxes to areas devastated by natural disasters and has an ongoing campaign to provide clean water everywhere.
For more information, go to clubrunner.ca/suntree or call 321-622-4610.