TOP PHOTO: South Campbell County Rotary Club president Rayma Daugherty shared Rotary news and updates with Rotarians on Tuesday.

By Charlotte Underwood

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The South Campbell County Rotary Club made several announcements at its Tuesday luncheon meeting, including an upcoming fundraiser at the Knoxville Ice Bears hockey game on Feb. 20. Tickets cost $20 and $18 of that will go towards Rotary’s End Polio Now program. Rotary’s world wide efforts to eradicate polio are paying off, according South Campbell County Rotary Club president Rayma Daugherty. She reported that last year there were only four Polio cases and those were in the Middle East. 

“The numbers show these efforts are paying off. Your money is working and well spent,” Daugherty said.

The Rotary Club also voted to support a resolution sponsored by Rotarian Debbie Farmer taking a stance against slavery. 

Rotarian Debbie Farmer made a motion at Tuesday’s South Campbell County Rotary Club meeting for a resolution that will support Rotary’s “Empowering women initiative.”

According to Farmer, who is part of a Rotary Action Group against slavery, “there are still over 40 million people worldwide who are enslaved.”

Farmer said she believes passing this resolution will help bring awareness to the problem.

This resolution will also go along with the “empowering women initiative” that the Rotary club has begun work on last week. An empowering women Committee is being formed to identify and plan a local project that goes along with the initiative. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/02/2022-6AM)