Wally and Sarah

The Rotary Club of West U did something this year they have never done before with their annual golf tournament -- they chose the same non-profit organization in back to back years.  The repeat beneficiary is +Works, pronounced Positive Works, a young organization founded by two area moms concerned with the epidemic of bullying after it touched them personally, and seemed to only be getting worse.

 

 

When the golf committee last year named Positive Works as  beneficiary, it was the beginning of a relationship that would grow beyond that one mere act of support.  According to current club President Wally Kronzer , “You make a bigger impact for the charity if you can partner for multiple years.  [Golf Committee chairs] Bob Geary and Geoff Lanceley loved working with them, and the club and foundation supported their selection.   They realized that partnering again with Positive Works would enhance the golf tournament’s community impact.”  

Positive Works co-founders Sarah Fisher and Trish Morille were surprised by the announcement. "We are delighted and honored to be selected as the 2014 golf tournament beneficiary, " said Fisher.  "Working with West U Rotary on the 2013 event was a highlight of our year, and we look forward to getting the +Ball rolling once again."

 

"We are very grateful to West U Rotary for their continued support," said Trish Morille.  "Funds raised will enable +Works to expand our grassroots program in and beyond Houston and to showcase the tremendous work taking place with students in our +Community of schools."

Currently +Works (Positive Works) has programs in eleven area schools with requests for help coming from parents all across the country.   While bullying is the problem they seek to address, Positive Works is not about being a victim.   As their name implies, Positive Works is about helping youth find their voice to speak up and speak out, moving from being a bystander to an upstander.  Their programs include +School, +Playground, +Car, +Computer, and every other location where interactions occur.

For more information about the West U Rotary golf tournament, contact Bob Geary at rjgeary@swbell.net    For information about Positive Works, email Sarah or Trish at aware@positivethinkingworks.org.   Hole sponsorships and player slots are still available.

 
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