Monthly Archive:: November 2014

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The Rotary Foundation rises on expert list of top nonprofits

The Rotary Foundation has continued its steady growth, moving up 35 spots to 85th in The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual ranking of the top 400 nonprofit organizations in the United States. The ranking is based on monetary contributions from private sources and reflects the increasing generosity of those who support Rotary’s mission.

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Miles to end polio: $6 million crosses the finish line for polio eradication

Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and six RI staff members bicycled 104 miles in Tucson Arizona, USA, on Saturday, for the Miles to End Polio event, raising more than $6 million for polio eradication. The money raised by Rotary will receive a two-to-one match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In

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Rotary Day at the United Nations highlights the strength of partnerships

To strengthen their 69-year-old partnership, leaders from Rotary and the United Nations met this month in New York City for Rotary Day at the United Nations. The two organizations began working together with the aim of maintaining peace after World War II. Today, the relationship has evolved to include humanitarian work in

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A major breakthrough against polio

Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are approaching a significant milestone: the eradication of type 3 wild poliovirus. The last case of polio caused by the type 3 virus was reported in Yobe, Nigeria, on 10 November 2012. “We may have eradicated a second of three; that’s

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Participate in #GivingTuesday on 2 December

This year, Rotary is participating in #GivingTuesday on 2 December, a global day of giving supported by 10,000 organizations worldwide. Invite your club to get involved by giving online. Online giving is the easiest and most efficient way to give to the Foundation and the causes you care about most. As an

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TAM, a oneworld alliance partner, selected as official airline of the São Paulo convention

Fly TAM Airlines nonstop to São Paulo for the Rotary International Convention to enjoy special discounts, effective for travel from 1-17 June 2015. Find discounts and promotional codes for your area. Convention attendees can also find discounted flights to São Paulo using oneworld’s convenient online booking tool, customized with Rotary convention information.

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How Rotary can keep and recruit members

For more than a decade, Rotary’s membership has lingered around 1.2 million. That means that for every person who joined during that period, another person left. Last year, membership hit a 10-year low, at 1,185,000, though we’ve since rebounded, raising the figure this year to 1,207,102. For RI President Gary C.K. Huang,

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Rotary’s World Polio Day live-streamed event is a huge success

Byline:  By Arnold R. Grahl and Alyce Henson Feature on the Featured Story Module:  Featured Story Module Headline:  Rotary’s World Polio Day live-streamed event is a huge success Featured Story Module Content:  For World Polio Day on 24 October, Rotary released $44.7 million in grants to fight polio, and marked the occasion

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Indian district sets up fund for cyclone victims

Rotary District 3020 (Andhra Pradesh, India) has created a disaster relief fund to help victims along the east coast of India after Cyclone Hudhud hammered the region on 13 October. The storm, packing wind speeds of 120 miles per hour, killed more than 40 people, displaced tens of thousands, and caused billions

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Malala Yousafzai wins the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head for speaking out against the Taliban in support of girls’ education, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014. Yousafzai, whose father is a Rotarian, shares the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, a native of India who has worked to combat the exploitation