Sep 06, 2018
Jack Zahala
Planned Giving to The Rotary Foundation

While many people subscribe to the notion that  "he who dies with the most wins", many Rotarians want to be measured by what they have done. They have expressed their appreciation for what Rotary can do for their communities both locally and globally by promising a contribution to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) that will live on after them.

Rotary International President Angus S. Mitchell (1948-49) used to tell a story from the Talmud that illustrated this point: A man saw another, much older man planting a carob tree, and asked him when he thought the tree would bear fruit. "In seventy years", came the reply. "What! said the first man. "Do you expect to live that long?" The old man replied " I did not find the world desolate when I entered it. And as others planted before me before I was born, so I plant for those who will come after me."

Jack Zalaha, a retired bank trust officer and the planned giving point of contact in our Foundation Committee,  will explain how we might consider making such a far-reaching gift to our Rotary Foundation.     


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