Monthly Archive:: September 2013

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Indian philanthropist boosts Rotary’s push to end polio with new US$1 million gift

Indian philanthropist and businesswoman Rajashree Birla has announced a new gift of US$1 million to Rotary to help eradicate polio. The gift brings her total contributions to the Rotary effort to more than $7.2 million. What’s more, this gift will be matched two-for-one by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, resulting in

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Watch a live webcast of Mediators Beyond Borders event

Watch a live webcast of the Mediators Beyond Borders International annual congress in Istanbul, Turkey, 26-28 September, as volunteers describe their work in the field to promote conflict resolution and build peace. Past RI President Luis Giay and RI Director-elect Safak Alpay will join other speakers and more than 200 mediators and

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Young professionals bring their vision of Rotary to the table

How will you make room for the next generation of young professionals and volunteers in your clubs? We asked Rotaractors and young Rotarians to weigh in on how it should work and what it will take to turn today’s young leaders into tomorrow’s Rotary members. Here’s an excerpt from the roundtable discussion.

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The Rotary Foundation receives coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

The Rotary Foundation earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the largest and most prestigious independent evaluator of nonprofits in the United States. The 4-star rating, the highest that Charity Navigator awards, recognizes sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator evaluates thousands of nonprofits each year, and only

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Solutions for your website issues

Since the website launched at the end of August, more than 27,000 people created an account on My Rotary. We have been working to correct several issues you may have encountered while using the new website. If you still have problems, please send us an email. And as always, thank you for

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September classes on My Rotary

Webinars Lifecycle of a Service Project (Part 1): Overview and Introduction Plan a successful, sustainable service project with the resources and information you’ll gain from our new five-part series. The first session will help you understand the lifecycle of a service project, from planning and locating resources to promoting the project and

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Tanaka joins leaders in celebrating 100th anniversary of Peace Palace

Past RI President Sakuji Tanaka joined global leaders 2-3 September in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Peace Palace in The Hague, an international symbol of peace and justice. The two-day symposium, Celebrating Peace Philanthropy and Furthering Peace Education – In the Footsteps of Andrew Carnegie, is part of a month-long centennial

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Engineering sustainable water solutions in Latin America

Perched in the rugged mountains of central Ecuador, the village of Tingo Pucará seems an unlikely place for artistic inspiration to strike. But Tony Riggio never leaves his camera behind—and his photos of Tingo Pucará illustrate what can happen when Rotary members and young people team up on a water project. Riggio