Monthly Archive:: October 2015

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See schedule highlights for the Seoul convention

Prepare to be entertained, inspired, and energized at the Rotary International Convention in Seoul, 28 May-1 June. View the schedule highlights, including dates and times for opening and closing ceremonies, evening activities, and the House of Friendship. Source link

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Celebrities, health officials come together to hail progress toward polio’s end

After a historic year during which transmission of the wild poliovirus vanished from Nigeria and the continent of Africa, the crippling disease is closer than ever to being eradicated worldwide, said top health experts at Rotary’s third annual World Polio Day event on 23 October in New York City. More than 150

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Rotary honors six women for leadership and humanitarian service

Rotary President K.R. Ravindran has named six Rotary Global Women of Action for 2015. The honorees were chosen for their dedication and service, which has improved the lives of thousands around the world. “Every day at Rotary I see firsthand how our members work to change lives and make a significant impact,”

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Rotary's representative network puts books into the hands of children in Ecuador

Schoolchildren in Ecuador are improving their reading, and their teachers are receiving additional professional development through a collaboration between Rotary and the Organization of American States (OAS). The effort began three years ago when Richard Carson, RI representative to the OAS, and other Rotary members met with staff at the agency to

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California’s drought may not be your drought, but it will be soon enough

From the November 2015 issue of The Rotarian In June, in the middle of the worst drought in California’s settled history, San Francisco did something bold that got almost no attention. The city passed an ordinance requiring all new developments of a certain size – commercial or residential – to install water

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Polio: The Rotarian Conversation with Tunji Funsho

From the November 2015 issue of The Rotarian In the summer of 2014, Tunji Funsho met a little girl with polio. In his more than 40 years as a physician, he had never had a patient who had just been diagnosed with the virus. The girl turned out to be one of

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Clubs: Mentor new members

From the November 2015 issue of The Rotarian When Anna Harry relocated to Evergreen, Colo., she knew no one. But her father, George Harry, a member of the Rotary Club of Cary-Page, N.C., had a plan. While he was in town to help her move, he took her along to a make-up

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Member interview: Colombian club's support for hospital spans decades

From the November 2015 issue of The Rotarian The Rotary Club of Cartagena, Colombia, has worked to bring health care to poor children for almost seven decades. Most recently, with support from a Rotary Foundation Global Grant and Rotarians around the world, the club has obtained more than $200,000 to provide pediatric

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Member spotlight: A shed of one's own

From the November 2015 issue of The Rotarian Left with a deep emotional void after the loss of his wife four years ago, Ron Bowden discovered the perfect respite, a place filled with the whirring of buzz saws, the clanking of wrenches, and the listening ears of a band of brothers: his

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Saying thanks

From the November 2015 issue of The Rotarian When I was 20 years old, I flew to Israel for a semester abroad. The moment we landed, all the passengers onboard burst into applause. I’d never seen such a thing. The man next to me, an elderly Hasid, sensed my bewilderment. “This is