Each week Rotarians share why they are happy and give a dollar to share their happiness with the club. Those dollars are then donated to the Rotary Foundation. The foundation uses dollars to support service projects around the world. Rotary has focused on eradicating Polio. 99.9% of cases have been wiped out. For each dollar a Rotarian donates to eradicate polio the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation donates $2! The Rotary Club of Hannibal was recognized for donating over $100 per member during 2017-2018!
Having access to clean water should not be a privilege. Rotary works to provide clean water to individuals in 3rd world countries by providing dollars to dig wells. The Rotary Club of Hannibal has raised dollars to dig 3 wells in Africa over the years.
Hannibal Rotarians have opportunities to travel abroad and provide service. In 2017, Julie Leverenz a Hannibal Rotarian, went to Guatemala to work on a project benefiting the Wakāmi women. She worked along side other Rotarians on a community center that will house a health clinic to address chronic problems of poor nutrition and infant mortality. There are endless opportunities in Rotary!