Rotary Club of O’Fallon donates $1000 to Belize Children’s Program

The Rotary Club of O’Fallon was honored to welcome Mr. Don Barlow as the guest speaker.  Don joined Rotary in 1966 and is a proud member of the Belleville Rotary Club.  Don is one of the original Rotary members who founded the Belize Children’s Project, a joint program between our Rotary District 6510 (covers the lower 1/3 of Illinois) and Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in St Louis.  This joint partnership will celebrate its 42nd Anniversary in June 2019.  Rotary and Shriners team together to help orthopedically-disabled children of Belize live healthy productive lives.  Shriners performs surgery free of charge and Rotarians open their hearts and homes to the children providing free room and board and transportation to and from Shriners Hospital.  This Rotary/Shriners partnership has helped several hundred children over the years and continues to have a huge impact on the lives of our most precious resource…our children.