As many of you know, each year, instead of sending holiday cards, I select a charity to which I make a donation in honor of all of you.

This year, I have selected the Suffern Rotary Community Fund. They have established a fund to provide support for the people of Paradise, California.

Paradise was completely destroyed in the recent Camp Fire. Although the fire has been extinguished, the need of the people of Paradise continues. It is easy to forget them, now that the media has moved on to the next important thing. Please join me in this effort.

If you wish to help, please send whatever you can to: Suffern Rotary Community Fund P.O. Box 103 Suffern, NY 10901 Att: Rosemary Schultz – Paradise Fund

Alternatively, you can make a contribution through the Paradise Foundation’s GoFundMe page (although you should know that GoFundMe keeps almost 3% of every contribution). When you donate, please mention that you heard about the relief program via the Suffern, NY, Rotary Club. It will help to show the power and scope of Rotary.

Best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year!l