Monthly Archive:: January 2015

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Applications now being accepted: Pilot allows innovative and flexible approaches to running a club

Is your club interested in trying new ways to find and keep members? Then it may be a good fit for the Innovative and Flexible Rotary Club pilot to experiment with variations on the traditional Rotary club structure. Applications are due 31 March. The RI Board of Directors invites up to 850

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Rotary’s 2015 International Assembly coverage and resources

Rotary’s annual training meeting gives incoming district governors from around the world the chance to share ideas for strengthening clubs and improving communities. Learn more about the program from our Rotary News coverage below. You can also view photos of the event, videos on the new presidential theme, Be a Gift to

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Intense summer program gives Israeli and Palestinian teens new perspectives

Students from Israel and Palestine sat together at a local art studio in Encinitas, California, USA, one day last summer, drawing portraits of one another and learning how to live in peace. Kelly Mellos, an organizer of the project from the Rotary Club of Encinitas Coastal, says that drawing someone who is

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Watch for new club invoice coming to your mailbox

The new club invoice is on its way to clubs around the world. Your invoice is based on your club’s membership as of 1 January; no adjustments to this invoice should be necessary. Payment is due upon receipt but no later than 120 days. We hope you find the invoice easier to

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Rotary releases $34.8 million for polio immunization activities worldwide

Rotary International released an additional $34.8 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, the three countries where the disease has never been stopped. The funds, whose release was announced 20 January, will be used by the World Health Organization and UNICEF for polio

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Future leaders ready to become gifts to the world

Incoming district governors said they’ll leave this year’s International Assembly with a deeper understanding of Rotary’s top priorities, including eradicating polio, enhancing Rotary’s brand, strengthening the Rotary Foundation, and building a strong and more diverse membership. For Mohamed Adel Hafez, governor-elect of District 2451 (Egypt), the assembly’s varied workshops were invaluable. The

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Promoting membership with new ideas, even some that challenge tradition

Strengthening Rotary’s membership is not just important for incoming district governors, it’s critical. That’s the message they received from several key speakers at their training event, the 2015 International Assembly in San Diego. For membership to grow, leaders must be willing, for example, to ease stringent club meeting protocols and make other

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Despite global success for Rotary’s brand, still work to do in the community

On a global scale Rotary’s brand is strong, said Rotary leaders speaking at the International Assembly on Monday in San Diego. From governments to worldwide NGOs to large corporations, Rotary is trusted to create positive change around the world. But Rotary’s image needs strengthening in local communities, said RI Director-elect Jennifer E.

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2015 Rotary International Assembly Photo Gallery

See our daily photo gallery from San Diego Language English Type:  Feature Publish Date/Time:  Mon, 19-Jan-2015 10:45 am Source Name:  Rotary News Category:  International assembly Require business review:  Which should show in the main content?:  Image Feature on Member News:  0 Feature on the Featured Story Module:  0 Top Story:  Aggregate Display: 

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President-elect urges Rotary members to ‘Be a Gift to the World’

Using their talents, expertise, and leadership, Rotary members worldwide are asked to be gifts to the world this upcoming 2015-16 Rotary year. Rotary International President-elect K.R. Ravindran called Sunday’s address to incoming district governors the “most significant moment of my life.” “All of you have been given so many gifts. And you