Monthly Archive:: October 2013

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The Rotary Foundation receives Guatemala’s highest honor

The government of Guatemala awarded the Order of the Quetzal, the country’s highest honor, to The Rotary Foundation last month, in recognition of Rotary’s humanitarian work in Guatemala and its contributions to the campaign to eradicate polio. During a ceremony on 2 September held in Guatemala, Minister of Foreign Affairs Luis Fernando

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Diving In to Social Media

Paul didn’t know much about social media, but when it came time to publicize his club’s global “swimarathon,” he dove right in. Using a combination of social media tools, Paul got over 200 Rotary clubs on six continents to join the marathon, raised more than $100,000 for polio eradication, and attracted 16

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Partnering with Mercy Ships to fight disease in Guinea

A team of health professionals is touring Donka hospital in Conakry, Guinea, in March when they spot more than a dozen large, greenish masses covering the ground. To the U.S. team members, they look like an art installation; in fact, they are hospital gowns and surgical drapes, laundered and spread out to

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On World Polio Day, Rotary spotlights the fight to end the disease

Rotary helped put polio eradication on center stage on the day best known for rallying support to finish the job – World Polio Day, 24 October. A special Livestream presentation  –  World Polio Day: Making History – showcased the progress of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Co-hosted by Rotary and the Northwestern

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Hewko to be honored at this year’s El Tour de Tucson

RI General Secretary John Hewko will be honored at this year’s El Tour de Tucson, an annual cycling event in Arizona, USA, in recognition of last year’s successful Ride to End Polio and the good work Rotary does around the world. Every year, the ride’s organizers select an individual who has had

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Actor Archie Panjabi is putting her soul into Rotary’s polio campaign

Emmy Award-winning actor Archie Panjabi is a celebrity ambassador in Rotary’s This Close public awareness campaign to end polio, and this year she visited New Delhi to immunize children with the oral polio vaccine. Panjabi, who co-stars on the U.S. television series “The Good Wife” and has acted in films including “Bend

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Watch the ‘World Polio Day: Making History’ Livestream event

Emmy award-winning actor Archie Panjabi, one of Rotary’s ambassadors for polio eradication, will join a panel of experts on World Polio Day, 24 October, at a special Livestream presentation by Rotary and the Northwestern University Center for Global Health on the progress of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). The 90-minute event,

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Putting our new look to work

Rotary’s new visual identity has everyone talking. Some Rotarians like it and are already using it, as you can see in the examples above. Others aren’t so sure. Even RI President Ron Burton admits to being skeptical during the early stages of the Strengthening Rotary initiative. But after asking many tough questions,

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Rotary: No child should ever go to bed hungry

Hunger touches every community, nation, and region of the world. It is a problem without a simple solution. At Rotary, we are committed to using the vast resources of our diverse membership and our partnership with organizations like the Global FoodBanking Network to seek fresh insights and pursue innovative answers. In the

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Cleaning up on Global Handwashing Day

The most effective and least expensive way to reduce disease and save lives is easier than you think. Simply washing your hands with soap and water can do more to prevent diarrhea, death by malnutrition, and dehydration than any single vaccine or medical intervention, according to scientific studies. On 15 October, Global