Larry Granat

Larry Granat is a 32-year veteran of the Rotary Club of Seattle, a large club with 350 members. He has served as a Vice President and Board Member of the Club and chaired two committees. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and past president of his club’s foundation. While serving in that role, the foundation created the Pinkham and Skeel Society to recognize and encourage members to give considerably more than the minimum donation. Members who donate $1,000 or more to the foundation receive recognition and are treated to a private event.  Each year approximately 25% of the club’s members qualify for Pinkham and Skeel recognition.

In 2011, Larry became interested in a group of fellow Rotarians passionate about eliminating the dread disease, malaria. This war against malaria came from an idea first proposed by a senior club member, Bill Gates. Rotarian Malaria Partners became a 501 C(3) in 2013 and has been growing ever since. We believe that after polio is wiped out, malaria should be the next war. 1 ¼ mil Rotarians have shown the world that when we commit, we stay in it for the long haul. After all, in human history, malaria is estimated to have killed more people than any other disease.

Larry serves as a Board President of Rotarian Malaria Partners and today is the groups tour planner and tour leader who has planned group tours to malaria projects  in 2018 and 2019 to Uganda and Zambia.

In early 2019, Larry learned that the Rotary Action Group for malaria (now RAM Global) was going to re-form under fresh leadership. He was inspired and offeed to serve after being aware of RAM Global since mid 2016. Besides being a current Board Member, Larry serves as Group Travel Planner and Meeting Planner.

How many people lose their lives to malaria today? Let’s ask Larry