Wilson Praises Valuable Work of Rotary in Russia

Mar 16, 2005
Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) made the following remarks from the House floor: “Mr. Speaker, as a thirty year member of Rotary International, I’m proud to recognize the valuable work of new Rotarians in Russia,” said Wilson. “Although Rotary in Russia is only eleven years old, the one-hundred year old Rotary organization is already strengthening Russian communities, helping to enrich multi-national relations, and improving economic conditions in Russia. “Today, I met with a group of Russian Rotarians who are visiting our country hosted by Neil Young of the Townson Hall Maryland Rotary Club. Our visitors and their sponsors are enthusiastic to learn more about how American small businessmen organize and manage their businesses. They’ll be able to apply the lessons they learned to help Russian businesses survive, grow, and create jobs and consumer products for their communities. “As Rotarians throughout the world continue to promote networking for community development and leadership, they should feel proud that their efforts are making a positive difference for millions of people. “In conclusion, God bless our troops and we will never forget September 11th.” ###