Incomming D.G. Rick Philips reports from the annual International Assembly in San Diego about a special challenge made last year by current RI President Ron Burton. He challenged all 530 District Governors around the world to be the "First Class" in which all DGs made a contribution to the Foundation (Apparently it had never been done) . Well, they did it! It was announced that the DGs had contributed $750,000. Congratulations!
More amazingly, incomming RI Presdident Gary Huang challenged the next class of DGs (Rick's class) to be "Best Class". Right there at the Assembly, they ALL contributed for a grand total of $1,085,000. Way to go DGs!