This year’s Bountiful Rotary Club president Russell Galt recently announced that his main focus for the year would be on increasing membership, and Trujillo agreed with it. He said that the United States was the only country in which Rotary is getting smaller rather than growing.
“Everything in Rotary starts and ends at the club level,” said Trujillo.
Rotary International leaves a lot of decisions up to individual clubs. The focus on water, health and hunger and literacy this year can easily be extended to the Bountiful Rotary Club’s focus on the youth of South Davis County. It also applies on a national level as the club as a whole continues its work to wipe out polio.
“It’s in our best interest to totally wipe it out,” said Trujillo. The project on eradicating polio is what got Trujillo passionate about Rotary and interested in becoming a Paul Harris Fellow.
There are currently still four countries dealing with polio. Pakistan, Nigeria, Afghanistan and India will be the focus for this year as Rotary and other organizations work to eradicate the virus. each Paul Harris Fellow has donated $1,000 to the cause.
“That’s when we decided to become a Paul Harris Fellow, and we have never looked back,” said Trujillo of he and his wife. After they attended a Rotary conference, they become dedicated to ridding the world of polio.
“Rotary is about things you can do in the community,” said Trujillo. “Then the district level and internationally.”
Trujillo congratulated the club on its success with the Coats for Kids Car Show and the dictionary project, which both follow in-line with Rotary’s goals this year of health and literacy.
Galt has a goal to increase Bountiful Rotary’s membership by 10 members and to get people interested in attending the district conference next May.