HONORING THE ROTARY CLUB OF MONROE FOR 90 YEARS OF SERVICE
(Extensions of Remarks - June 17, 2008)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1240]
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       HONORING THE ROTARY CLUB OF MONROE FOR 90 YEARS OF SERVICE

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                         HON. RODNEY ALEXANDER

                              of louisiana

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, June 17, 2008

  Mr. ALEXANDER. Madam Speaker, I rise today to commemorate the Rotary 
Club of Monroe, which for 90 years has faithfully carried on the 
mission of Rotary International to ``Serve Above Self.''
  First established in 1918, Monroe, LA's Rotary Club bears the 
distinction as one of our Nation's oldest Rotary clubs, founded only 13 
years after the original club--the Rotary Club of Chicago--was 
established. To date, Rotary International includes approximately 
31,000 clubs in more than 165 countries.
  With a membership of approximately 240 men and women from a host of 
vocations, the Rotary Club of Monroe takes an active role in the 
community through many local civic and charitable organizations 
including the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Salvation 
Army, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, YMCA, 
Monroe Youth Baseball, the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana, Camp 
Quality, and the Salvation Army Christmas Party which provides gifts to 
needy children.
  The Rotary Club of Monroe also actively assists local high schools by 
sponsoring Interact Clubs at four Monroe schools and also sponsoring 
two high school students to attend Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership 
Awards). The Rotary Club of Monroe also assists attendees of Boys' and 
Girls' State and funds an endowed scholarship at the University of 
Louisiana at Monroe.
  Madam Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in honoring the Rotary 
Club of Monroe, which will celebrate its 90th anniversary on June 26, 
2008, for the countless ways the club has worked since 1918 to enrich 
the surrounding community and through each individual member's 
commitment to putting ``Service Above Self.''

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