Rotary, founded in 1905, now has 1.2 million members in more than 34,000 clubs in virtually every country of the world. It has spearheaded the effort to eliminate polio worldwide, which is now nearing fruition. Even a small club like Bonds Meadow can make a difference globally, as shown by our leadership of an effort that raised $38,000 in 2015 to provide medicines for Ebola victims in Liberia, undertaken with our long-time partner IMA World Health, formerly headquartered in New Windsor. The club also initiated the concept of Safe Motherhood Kits — a package of clean and sterile birthing supplies designed to help prevent infection, which causes 13 percent of childbirth deaths worldwide. After assembly by club members, thousands of kits were shipped by IMA to countries like Haiti, South Sudan and the Congo, with undoubted impacts on the health of mothers and infants.