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The Rotary Club of Edmond Rings The Bell For The Salvation Army

by Andy Lester
12/7/2011 10:22:00 AM

  Seventy years ago, Americans woke up one Sunday morning to the shocking news of a foreign invasion at a little known outpost called Pearl Harbor. Both before and since that time, many Americans have sacrificed much to defend our liberty. If you have the opportunity this December 7, or any other time for that matter, thank the veterans you know or see for their service to our country.

 
Instead of our regular meeting this week, members of the Rotary Club of Edmond will be ringing bells for the Salvation Army. This is a fun way our club helps our community. The Salvation Army does so much for so many, and the Rotary Club of Edmond will do its part to help.
 
William Booth founded the Salvation Army in England during the 1860s. According to the Salvation Army website, Booth’s movement gained its name in 1878. And in 1879, the Salvation Army held its first meeting in the United States, in Philadelphia. 
 
Only a few years later, the Salvation Army had expanded its operations throughout the United States. In 1886, President Grover Cleveland received a delegation of Salvation Army officers and gave the organization a warm personal endorsement. 
 
From there, the Salvation Army spread abroad. Today, virtually anywhere in the world, you will find the Salvation Army fulfilling its mission.
 
In January 2011, General Linda Bond was elected the 19th General of The Salvation Army. She is the third woman to serve in this capacity. General Bond currently commands the Army from its International Headquarters in London.
 
While we won’t be meeting this week, we will have our annual “Christmas Jam” next week, on December 14. Please RSVP to Allison, and also let her know if you are bringing a guest.
 
Andy
 


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