Monthly Archive:: January 2014

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Five reasons you should use the Rotary Brand Center

It’s now easier than ever to strengthen Rotary’s image in your community with the materials and resources available in the Rotary Brand Center. Launched earlier this month, the Brand Center offers a simple and intuitive way to customize your club logo, create a marketing brochure, or give your newsletter a fresh look.

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U.S. commits $205 million to polio eradication

President Barack Obama signed an omnibus appropriations bill in January that provides $205 million to support polio eradication in 2014, through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U. S. Agency for International Development. The largest government donor to polio eradication, the U.S. has contributed more than $2.3 billion since

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A voice for polio eradication in Nigeria

Sir Emeka Offor likes to describe himself simply: He is the son of a policeman, born in the small town of Kafanchan, Nigeria. It is a way of reminding himself of his humble origins. Sir Emeka – who worked his way up to become executive vice chair of the Chrome Group, a

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New sites released for 2014

Rotary launched three new sites this month that can help you strengthen Rotary’s image, advocate for a polio-free world, and celebrate the successes of Rotary’s 2012-13 fiscal year: Brand Center — Find everything you need to create club and district communications that reflect Rotary’s new look and feel at www.rotary.org/brandcenter. The site

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Taking ethical debates from the ivory tower to the town pub

Consider this situation: You are caring for a hungry girl whom you can’t afford to feed. What do you do? Do you steal food, or do you let her starve in the name of law and order? For many people, thorny ethical questions can be difficult to swallow. For one nonprofit in

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'Light Up Rotary' with 2014 International Assembly resources

Get inspired for the 2014-15 Rotary year by downloading theme materials and using speeches and videos from this year’s International Assembly, the annual training meeting for the incoming class of district governors held 12-18 January in San Diego, California, USA. Light Up Rotary, 2014-15 presidential theme Experience the assembly Speeches Training Source

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The history of Paul Harris Fellow recognition

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced

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District leaders weigh in on Rotary’s updated visual identity

The success of an organization relies as much on the recognition of its brand as it does on the quality of its product. Mercedes-Benz, Coca-Cola, and LG Electronics all know it. And we know them the instant we see Mercedes-Benz’s three-pointed star, Coca-Cola’s red and white script, and LG’s smiling face. It’s

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Register for upcoming webinar in Lifecycle of a Service Project series

Our webinar series Lifecycle of a Service Project continues with part 3 on acquiring resources. In this session you’ll learn about finding partners for your project, securing funding and volunteers, and more. The series highlights strategies, best practices, and Rotary resources available to help clubs and districts undertake successful, sustainable service initiatives, using

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Couple’s $1.1 million gift boosts push to eradicate polio

Rotary member Terry Caster and his wife, Barbara, announced a $1.1 million gift to Rotary to help eradicate polio. What’s more, their gift will be matched two-for-one by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, resulting in $3.3 million in new funding for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.  The Casters’ gift is one of the