Monthly Archive:: December 2014

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NTV interviews Rotary General Secretary John Hewko

RI General Secretary John Hewko met with NTV Kenya for a wide-ranging interview about what makes Rotary unique and why it’s one of the world’s most respected service organizations. “Rotary in many ways is a great example of how countries could operate,” Hewko said. “We are overtly nonpolitical, nonreligious. There’s a culture

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Kids in Kenya are ending violent mistrust between tribes

For decades, the small, pastoral communities in northern Kenya have been caught in a cycle of violence. Tribes have shed blood over distrust, scarce resources, and the theft of livestock. Rotary Scholar Monica Kinyua founded the Children Peace Initiative (CPI) Kenya with her twin sister, Jane Wanjiru, to end the fighting by

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Five reports now available in more languages

Beginning 22 December, the following reports will be available in all languages (you may be asked to sign in):  • Donor History• Club Recognition Summary (for club and district leaders)• Membership Viability and Growth (for district leaders)• Monthly Contribution (for district leaders) The Top 30 Giving Countries report is available to regional leaders

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Rotary AIDS day event turns spotlight on world’s deadliest infectious disease

The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst ever, has claimed several thousand lives and generated worldwide concern. But its impact pales in comparison to that of AIDS, which, despite advances in treatment, still kills more than a million people a year, the majority of them in Africa. “Even with the

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Statement by Rotary International on the deadly school attack in Pakistan

Rotary International condemns the horrific attack that killed more than 130 schoolchildren and wounded over 100 of their classmates in Peshawar, Pakistan. We believe that children everywhere have the basic right to receive an education in an environment unthreatened by violence or fear. Rotary extends our heartfelt sympathy to all of the

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Indoor air pollution linked to millions of deaths

After decades dreaming about the Himalayas, Rotary member George Basch went on his first trek through the mountains in 2001, when he was 64. A member of the Rotary Club of Taos-Melagro in New Mexico, USA, Basch found that the experience was even more than he had hoped. “My expectations were high,

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Rotary staff members bond over Miles to End Polio bike ride

For six staff members from Rotary headquarters in Evanston, the fight to eradicate polio has become personal. Together, they biked the physically grueling 104-mile (167-kilometer) Tour de Tucson in Arizona, USA, collectively raising more than $20,000 for polio eradication while putting their bodies and minds through a feat of endurance. For the

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Business camps prepare students to become entrepreneurs

Before college, business school, or their first jobs, more than 2,000 U.S. high school students are learning what it takes to become tomorrow’s brightest business leaders. Each year, nearly 25 Rotary clubs and districts conduct three-day educational retreats in a program known as Camp Enterprise. At each retreat, seasoned business professionals and