Monthly Archive:: April 2013

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Council approves dues increase, unlimited e-clubs

Representatives from Rotary’s 532 districts met in downtown Chicago 21-26 April, approving a number of measures designed to strengthen Rotary, increase membership, and enhance the organization’s capacity to serve. The Council on Legislation meets every three years to consider changes to the policies that govern Rotary International and its member clubs. This

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Rotary receives top honors for Future Vision

Rotary has received a silver Edison Award in recognition of the Future Vision Plan, the new grant model that enhances the scope, impact, and sustainability of humanitarian and educational projects funded by The Rotary Foundation. Since 1987, the Edison Awards have recognized innovative new products, services and business leaders in the United

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Global Vaccine Summit yields US$4 billion in funding commitments to polio endgame plan

The 2013-18 Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan and about US$4 billion in funding commitments took center stage at the Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi 24-25 April. Developed by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the plan is designed to interrupt transmission of the wild poliovirus by the end of 2014,

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Rotarians honored as Champions of Change at White House

Twelve U.S. Rotarians were honored at the White House on 5 April as Champions of Change for their efforts to improve communities locally and around the world. As part of the daylong event, more than 160 Rotarians attended a morning round of briefings by government officials on topics including polio eradication, health,