Monthly Archive:: September 2014

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Propose changes to Rotary’s constitutional documents by 31 December

Every three years, Rotary International’s Council on Legislation meets to debate and vote on policies and ideas submitted by clubs, districts, and the RI Board. This process gives your club and district a voice in how our organization is governed. The Council has the authority to amend RI’s constitutional documents, as well

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Photo essay: Rotary past and present

This Membership Month, in celebration of over 100 years of service, we dug into the archives and found any number of parallels between today’s Rotary and yesterday’s. Though our world is constantly changing, this gallery reminds us how Rotary’s core values have remained intact through the decades. Source link

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Rotary Peace Centers shape hundreds of careers in peace and conflict resolution

With bloody conflicts raging in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and parts of Central Africa, the message of nonviolence and reconciliation that nations worldwide will observe on 21 September demands more urgent and collective attention. In 2001 the United Nations designated the September date as an annual International Day of World Peace

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Illness leads former Navy code breaker to form world’s first Facebook-based Rotary club

When a serious illness stripped away many of her professional ambitions, Amanda Wirtz, a former U.S. Navy code breaker and professional violinist, turned to humanitarian service and Facebook to give her life new purpose. Wirtz was in her twenties and pursuing a career as a fitness trainer when a sharp pain in

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Minutes of latest Board, Trustees meetings now available

Highlights of the May 2014 and “July” 2014 Board of Directors meetings include: Alumni and current participants of Rotary and Foundation programs are now eligible to join Rotarian Action Groups. Regional membership plans, approved in 2011 and set to expire on 30 June 2015, will continue as part of Rotary’s ongoing membership efforts.

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Tips to help your club find and nurture a Youth Exchange host family

With 12 children — six girls and six boys — the Labordes hardly needed to add another member to their family. But they did: Over 40 years ago, Julia Mullikin, a Rotary Youth Exchange student from the United States, became like another daughter to this large family in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.

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Free vegetable gardens sprouting up around France

Imagine a community where the residents are all free to plant, grow, harvest, and eat healthy food whenever they want without having to pay for it. Sound too good to be true? That’s exactly what residents of more than 20 cities and towns in France are doing through a project called Potalib.

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Title chosen for Foundation history, lottery winners announced

More than 3,400 people helped choose the winning title for The Rotary Foundation’s history — Doing Good in the World: The Inspiring Story of The Rotary Foundation’s First 100 Years. Publication of the book is slated in early 2016. Participants voted for one of four possible book titles or submitted their own.

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Anti-vaccine movement may have global repercussions

Supporters of the anti-vaccine movement question the safety, efficacy and necessity of the very medicines that have so greatly reduced our children’s risk of catching a host of once-common but potentially very serious infectious diseases, such as mumps, measles and whooping cough. And then there’s polio, the disabling, sometimes fatal virus that

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Rotary’s response to Ebola outbreak

Rotary continues to follow the developments surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and advice of the World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our partners in international public health. Strengthening the health infrastructure and supporting and sustaining the deployment of government health workers throughout these outbreak areas