Monthly Archive:: January 2016

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District leaders set to celebrate Foundation’s centennial

Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith asked district governors in training at the International Assembly to lead the celebration of the Foundation’s centennial year, 2016-17. “You are the primary contacts between the Foundation and our 34,000 Rotary clubs in the world. The success of the centennial celebration is largely in your hands,”

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Rotary's 2016 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 new presidential theme, Rotary Serving Humanity, and find photos, videos, and speeches from the event. Download resources to use with your club and district. News

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2016 Rotary International Assembly Photo Gallery

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Michele Berg named deputy general secretary

Michele Berg has been selected to help lead Rotary’s operations as deputy general secretary. In this role, she will work alongside General Secretary John Hewko to ensure effective internal operating policies and implement strategies and programs.  In her previous role as Rotary’s chief programs and member services officer, Berg led a team

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Germ reveals ‘Rotary Serving Humanity’ as 2016-17 presidential theme

Rotary’s founder, Paul Harris, believed that serving humanity is “the most worthwhile thing a person can do,” RI President-elect John F. Germ said, and that being a part of Rotary is a “great opportunity” to make that happen. Germ unveiled the 2016-17 presidential theme, Rotary Serving Humanity, to incoming district governors on

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Rotary condemns deadly attack on polio security personnel in Pakistan

Rotary members and our partners in the fight to eradicate polio offer our heartfelt condolences and express a deep sadness in the wake of a horrific bomb attack in Quetta, Pakistan, that took the lives of at least 15 security personnel on 13 January. This tragic attack outside a polio immunization center

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Rotary gives $35 million boost to polio eradication

Rotary is releasing $35 million in grants to support polio immunization activities and research in nine countries, including Afghanistan and Pakistan. The funds will build on last year’s historic achievement of stopping the transmission of the wild poliovirus in Nigeria and all of Africa. “We are closer than ever to achieving a

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Alumna honoree creates opportunities for the poor

For her work to mitigate extreme poverty around the world, Susan Davis has received many honors. But the 2015-16 Rotary Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award has special significance. “It feels like a circle of completion,” says Davis, who was a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar in 1980-81, doing graduate studies in international

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What it's like to tell your club your secret

From the January 2016 issue of The Rotarian. In this issue, we kick off 2016 with first-person accounts of Rotary members’ most harrowing and heartfelt personal experiences. Pick up the issue to explore more stories. Dushan “Dude” Angius Rotary Club of Los Altos, Calif. On Christmas Eve 1988, I picked up my

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Sports: A winning goal

From the January 2016 issue of The Rotarian Anyone who spends a weekend morning or weekday evening as a casual observer of a youth sporting event is likely to come away thinking that too many adults take kids’ sports far too seriously. Whether it’s parents who harbor illusions that their children are