Monthly Archive:: March 2015

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Every day is World Water Day with Rotary

At least 3,000 children die each day from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water, a grim reminder for Rotary members who make providing clean water and sanitation an organizational priority. While very few people die of thirst, millions die from preventable waterborne diseases, providing the impetus for our members to provide toilets

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New program logos available in Brand Center

Rotaract and Interact have a new look. We’ve refreshed the logos and graphics to reflect Rotary’s visual identity and to help you deliver a compelling message in your promotional materials. In addition, we’ve created guidelines for applying the new look to RYLA and Rotary Youth Exchange communications. In coming months, you will find

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Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now

Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip

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Bond with the United Nations enhances Rotary’s visibility and resources

Ask almost anyone at the United Nations and they will know that Rotary, having helped to spearhead the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, has contributed to the 99 percent worldwide reduction in polio cases since the initiative began. That recognition is no accident. For the last three decades, a network of Rotary representatives

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Determined to deliver clean water amid bloody civil war in South Sudan

Despite almost impassable terrain and the outbreak of a violent civil war, Rotary clubs in South Sudan and Wisconsin, USA, are determined to bring clean water to one of the most remote areas of the East African country. The Rotary Clubs of Wausau, Wisconsin, USA, and Juba, South Sudan, are developing a

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Club invoices, grant applications unavailable 21-23 March

We’ll be making some system upgrades this weekend, 21-23 March. Some areas of the site will be unavailable. • Club invoices and grant applications will be unavailable from 3:00 P.M. Central Time (UTC -5) on Saturday, 21 March, until 5:00 P.M. Central Time (UTC -5) on Monday, 23 March. • Club and

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World Water Day: Tap into Lake Michigan

Join local and national experts for a panel discussion on the global water crisis, on Tuesday, 31 March from 17:00 to 20:00 at One Rotary Center in Evanston, Illinois. The event, titled Tap into Lake Michigan, is cast as a “local perspective on the global water crisis.” The event, which organizers hope

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Share your Rotary story with us!

Every Rotarian has a unique story about Rotary, and how it makes a difference in communities throughout the world. Help spread the good word about our organization. Create a video illustrating how you have grown personally and professionally through your club, made lifelong friendships, improved your community, and made connections with others

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Rotary wins prestigious Silver Telly for AIDS documentary

A documentary film produced by Rotary’s broadcast media department that features Rotary member Marion Bunch and her work to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in underprivileged African communities won two 2015 Telly Awards. The prestigious awards are given annually to the finest film and video productions. Rotary’s documentary, “Rotary Family Health Days”

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Rotary Peace Fellows are helping refugees start over

Every 10 minutes, a baby is born without a state – without citizenship in any country. The crisis in Syria and conflicts in South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and many other nations are producing new generations of refugees, internally displaced persons, and asylum seekers. Increasingly, they are long-term exiles who are