EDMOND—Armstrong International Cultural Foundation marketing director Shane Granger introduced the foundation and Armstrong Auditorium to the Edmond Summit Rotary Club this morning. Granger presented to the group of about 25 members the history and philosophy of the foundation and the auditorium.
The Edmond Summit Rotary Club is the city’s largest and oldest rotary club and focuses on community betterment as well as international causes, such as eradicating polio. Granger also addressed the Rotary Club of Edmond on February 10 at a luncheon, which was attended by Edmond’s mayor and chief of police. The Rotary Club sponsors charities, scholarships and educational opportunities abroad; it also hosts speakers including the Oklahoma state treasurer, the state labor commissioner, the Edmond public schools superintendent and others. Armstrong foundation social media manager Edwin Trebels noted that, like the Rotary Club, the foundation has a dual local-international service mission.
On both occasions, Granger told Rotarians that the foundation continues the legacy of the former Ambassador International Cultural Foundation, chaired by the late Herbert W. Armstrong, which supported dozens of musical, archaeological, anthropological and other educational projects in its community, Pasadena, California, and around the world. The city’s Rotary International president said that there was hardly a community cultural project that the Ambassador foundation was not involved in. Granger related to the club the Armstrong foundation’s work in supporting archaeology in Jerusalem and in sponsoring a performing arts series and invited Rotarians to visit Armstrong Auditorium.