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Recently, the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club hosted a special meeting to share information about Rotary and the club with a group of prospective new members. Rotary Club President Shannon Brown provided an overview of Rotary’s history beginning with its founding in 1905, noting that it was the largest service club in the world with more than a million members in 200 countries. She explained that Rotary’s legacy to the world is its End Polio Now program, which has raised nearly $800 million in the U.S. alone to fight polio and has led to the immunization of some 550 million children worldwide. She highlighted the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club’s 85-year legacy to our community, including sponsorship of local Boy Scout Troop 89 and the FBHS Interact Club and raising nearly $300,000 for scholarships to local high school graduates. She also noted the club’s numerous international projects such as ShelterBox, water projects in Honduras and Nicaragua and an orphanage in Haiti. The meeting closed with several Fernandina Beach Rotary Club members sharing why they were so committed to Rotary and how the club had enhanced their own lives through service to the community and the world.