RECOGNIZING 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF MONROE, LOUISIANA; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 85
(House of Representatives - May 23, 2018)

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 RECOGNIZING 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF MONROE, LOUISIANA

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair recognizes the gentleman from 
Louisiana (Mr. Abraham) for 5 minutes.
  Mr. ABRAHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 100th 
anniversary of the Rotary Club of Monroe, Louisiana.
  The Monroe Rotary Club started on June 1, 1918, and its centennial 
birthday marks 100 years of service, charity, and dedication from the 
members over the years. Today, the club has grown to over 140 members, 
and it is involved in service projects throughout the Monroe area.
  The Monroe Rotary Club promotes education, local economic growth, and 
clean water availability locally, nationally, and around the world just 
to promote the innate ability to drink clean water.
  Members of this club are the problem solvers that collaborate with 
the community leaders, many of whom are members themselves, to lead and 
continue to lead on issues that are facing the Monroe area.
  In this year alone, the Monroe Rotary Club has donated over 1,000 
books to inmates at the Swanson Correctional Center, awarded 11 $250 
scholarships to high school seniors, and donated 95 bicycles to 
children in need

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during the Christmas season. Their crowning annual event is a gumbo 
fundraiser, where they raise thousands of dollars for their service 
projects. In this year alone, they have raised over $8,000 that will be 
used to buy new playground equipment, send children to camp, and 
sponsor softball teams. I am always very proud to see people and 
organizations like these in the Monroe area, and in my entire district 
in Louisiana.
  Over the past 100 years, the Monroe Rotary Club has worked tirelessly 
to improve the city and the quality of life for those who live there.

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  They inspire me and others by the changes that they direct, that they 
make, and the positive impact that they bring to the Monroe area.
  Today, not only do I congratulate them on their 100th anniversary, 
but I stand in recognition and certainly thanks for their century of 
service to the city of Monroe and the State of Louisiana.

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