The Hidden Reason for Poverty – Gary Haugen

Rotary has battled poverty since 1903. In the last few decades we have made amazing progress to rid the world of strife, but for some reason we continue to fail to eradicate it. Is is a Cultural barrier that we are unable to overcome? Have we failed to build equity in the solution? Rotary holds some of the answers to these problems, but it will take the action of individuals to achieve this topic goal. If you can dream of a world that extends respect to all, then you might just be the person we need to finally solve this equation.

Here is a thought provoking TED talk from Gary Haugen. Please use discretion, as this talk may contain graphic descriptions intended for an adult audience. FACT: There are more than 35 million people that are classified as enslaved. Dialing 911 can not help them, they are victims of circumstance. We must find a better way to protect everyone.

If you are interested in spending a weekend in Sedona learning about all the projects taking place in Mexico, then this event is for you. Lear more at: usa-mexico-registration-form

Are you that kind os person that loves sharing Rotary’s gifts. Then you might be interested in this trip district event happening right off I-10 and Elliot Rd. Membership is the key to success in Rotary and without the 1.2 million Rotarians in the world today, we would not be on the edge of eradicating Polio from the planet.

Peace can prosper, learn more at: GROWING OUR CLUBS IN 2015v3

Author: Aaron Fritz

Joined Rotary in 1999. Past President of the Highlands Ranch Rotary Club, Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Castle Pines, Past President of the Rotary eClub of Arizona, and current Assistant Governor for District 5490. Multiple Paul Harris Fellow. 2nd Generation Rotarian.

2 thoughts on “The Hidden Reason for Poverty – Gary Haugen”

  1. The single most common trait I have experienced members of Rotary exhibit is compassion. What an honor we have to possess the opportunity both individually and as an organization to reach out to those who suffer around the globe and turn the noun ‘compassion’ into a verb.


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