Monthly Archive:: June 2015

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Early cancer detection is saving lives in Sri Lanka

Feature on the Featured Story Module:  Featured Story Module Headline:  Early cancer detection is saving lives in Sri Lanka Featured Story Module Content:  Rotary Club of Colombo supports the nation’s only center dedicated to the early detection and prevention of cancer through screening, education, and counseling. Source link

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Visit our new Member Center

As a member of Rotary, you’re part of a global network of community volunteers who are making a positive difference. Visit the new Member Center to access the many benefits and resources available to you, including: Rotary Global Rewards, our brand-new member benefits program featuring discounts on travel, hotels, dining, and entertainment

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Rotary releases $40.3 million for polio immunization activities

Rotary is releasing $40.3 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, three countries where the disease has never been stopped. The funds will help build on gains Rotary and its partners have been making in the fight to eradicate polio. Nigeria hasn’t seen

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Knocking down language barriers

Before the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Russian was the predominant second language offered in Polish schools, leaving tens of thousands of Polish emigrants without the English skills they needed.   That has changed over the last 25 years. English proficiency drastically improved after the government reformed its

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Member benefits program unveiled as convention draws to a close

RI President-elect K.R. Ravindran introduced a member benefits program at the 9 June closing session of the 2015 Rotary International Convention, saying that many more hands are needed to continue Rotary’s work around the world. The program, Rotary Global Rewards, aims to boost membership and enhance member satisfaction. It will debut on

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General secretary and treasurer reports now available

The reports given to the 2015 Rotary International Convention in São Paulo by General Secretary John Hewko and Rotary International Treasurer Holger Knaack are now available. Hewko addressed the convention during today’s business session, which also included the election of President-nominee John Germ. Download the general secretary’s reportDownload the treasurer’s reportFind more

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Africa on brink of polio eradication

Nigeria and the whole continent of Africa is on the cusp of being polio free, Dr. Hamid Jafari told audience members at the Rotary Convention on 8 June in São Paulo, Brazil. Between 2013 and 2014, the reported cases of polio dropped from 53 to just six in Nigeria. Even more encouraging,

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Alumni Award Winner Helps Others Overcome Mental Illness, Speaks at Rotary Convention

Dr. Geetha Jayaram has dedicated her life to helping people in her native India and the United States overcome the torment of severe depression, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, and other mental illnesses. Jayaram is a psychiatrist and associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Armstrong Institute for Patient

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Water summit urges Rotary members to invest in youth

Almost 200 million days of school attendance are lost every year because of the lack of proper sanitation. Many  diarrhea cases in children result from transmission of disease in schools rather than at home. “A school is a place where children should feel safe, not a place where they are susceptible to

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2015 Rotary Convention photo gallery

See our photo gallery from São Paulo.  Source link