President's Message

The Rotary Club of Auburn has been serving the communities here at home and overseas for more than six decades, focusing on issues that matter the most such as sanitation, education, public health, economic sustainability, maternal and child health, and world peace.

It is noteworthy that we have raised over a million dollars over time awarding scholarships to diligent students graduating from various Auburn High Schools. We have also collaborated and worked with local non-profits such as Music4Life, Multi-Service Center, Auburn Food Bank, etc., on providing funds for the underprivileged and people in need of help. Similarly, we have been engaged in multiple international projects, such as building an e-Library in Nepal in partnership with the Chitwan Rotary Club, Nepal, awarding scholarships to students at Jamaa Letu Orphanage Democratic Republic of Congo, funding to build water wells in Ethiopia, etc.

Since the beginning of 2020, the world has been dealing with one of the most catastrophic public health crises in our modern history. While the government stimulus package has been an enormous relief, we still face many challenges as we slowly get back to normal. Many are struggling to put food on their table and unable to pay their rent and mortgage. Despite the challenging times and constraints, we have continued the tradition of giving and helping the community.

Our club has been honored to have remarkable Rotarians such as the University of Oregon hall of fame recipient Earl Averill (President 1998-1999), the Olympic Bronze medalist Al Rossi (President 1990-1991, 1996-1997), and former Auburn School District Superintendent Dr. James Fugate (President 1988-1989) just to mention a few.

I am privileged to have such an incredible team of professionals and community leaders on the board who are putting the service above self. I promise to keep the grand tradition of serving alive and welcome you urging you to consider donating and volunteering by helping to change lives.

 

Sunil Khanal