International VP Speaks To Hendersonville Rotary Club

(Roary International VP Noel Bajat)

Rotary International VP Noel Bayat spoke to a special meeting of the Hendersonville Rotary Club. Bajat gave a presentation on The Rotary Foundation which funds the International Club’s world-wide humanitarian projects, which include providing clean water, combating hunger, improving health and sanitation, and the eradication of polio. Rotary International is a global volunteer service organization that was founded in 1905 in Chicago, IL and now has 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs in 207 countries around the world. The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world. Since 1947, Rotarians have contributed almost $2.7 billion to The Rotary Foundation to help Rotary do good in the world.

Noel A. Bajat, of the Rotary Club of Abbeville, Louisiana, is president and director of Abbeville Building and Loan. He is a director of Goodwill Industries of Acadiana and has served as organizing director and first president of the Neighborhood Housing Services of Lafayette, as well as chamber of commerce president. He has received the Mayor’s Distinguished Service Award and the Personalities of the South Award. Bayat, a member of the International PolioPlus Committee, has served Rotary as a Permanent Fund national adviser and regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, and has received the Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award. More information can be found at