Monthly Archive:: July 2013

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Help strengthen Rotary’s image

What is Rotary? Have you ever struggled with an answer to that question? You’re not alone. How do you describe an organization that is so many things to so many different people? It turns out that we had the answer all along. In research conducted over the past two years, we heard

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Nominating Committee for RI president in 2015-16 appointed

The following Rotarians will serve on the 2013-14 Nominating Committee for President of RI. The committee is scheduled to meet on 5 August 2013. Zone 1 — Masahiro Kuroda, Rotary Club of Hachinohe South, Aomori, Japan Zone 3 — Teruo Inoue, Rotary Club of Senri, Osaka, Japan Zone 5 — MEMBER: M.K.

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Indian district creates relief fund for flood victims

Rotary District 3080 has created a disaster relief fund to help victims of the recent devastating floods throughout the northern state of Uttarakhand, India. Thousands of local residents have been displaced and local Rotarians are working with the ministry of health to provide funding and relief supplies. The district has established a

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The new Rotary year: 2013-14 leaders take office, grant model under way

For three years, 100 districts have been testing Future Vision, a pilot of The Rotary Foundation’s new grant system, which was designed to increase Rotary’s effectiveness during the next century of service. As the new Rotary year dawns, the future has begun. All districts begin using the simplified grant structure 1 July.

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New traditions bring in younger Rotary members

At 29, Katie Ehlis knows first-hand the challenges of trying to fit the lifestyle of a young professional into a traditional club structure. After moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota, for work, this former Rotaractor visited several Rotary clubs to find the right connection. “The people were fantastic, but the club structures weren’t a