Monthly Archive:: March 2016

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Get live updates from the Council on Legislation

Get live updates and vote totals from the Council on Legislation on Rotary.org beginning on 11 April. Representatives from Rotary clubs worldwide will gather in Chicago 10-15 April to consider changes to the policies that guide Rotary International and its member clubs.  Many of this year’s proposed changes are designed to increase

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Grant brings clean water to thousands in Ghana

Feature on the Featured Story Module:  Featured Story Module Headline:  Grant brings clean water to thousands in Ghana Featured Story Module Content:  While people all over the globe observe World Water Day on 22 March, Rotary members show that their commitment to the cause is ongoing. See how one Rotary grant is

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Institute equips regional leaders to advance Rotary’s story

Regional leaders from around the globe gathered at Rotary World Headquarters in Evanston in early March for training they will use to inspire members in their respective areas. Several participants – most of whom will begin their term on 1 July – noted that the true measure of the institute’s success will

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UNESCO-IHE scholarship applications now available

The Rotary Foundation and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education are offering up to 10 scholarships for graduate study at UNESCO-IHE’s Delft campus in the Netherlands. The aim is to increase the number of trained professionals who can devise, plan, and implement water and sanitation solutions in developing areas. The scholarships also are

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Successful women mentor youth through Rotary

When Clara Montanez was a student, she never heard the word mentoring. The idea of having a role model help you pursue your ambitions was unfamiliar to her. “You basically chose your career based on personal interest and hoped you could find a job,” says Montanez, senior director of investment for Oppenheimer

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Doctor treats the poorest of the poor

From the March 2016 issue of The Rotarian Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is the 11th-largest city on earth. Nearly a third of its 15 million residents live in trash-strewn slums, subsisting on less than $2 a day. Women have it worst: Second-class citizens, often married off in their midteens, many struggle

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Best in a supporting role

From the March 2016 issue of The Rotarian I believe I am safe in assuming that most of you are not regular readers of the Journal of Leadership Studies. Nor that you had the pleasure of perusing the article in that magazine’s Winter 2014 issue titled “Followership in Leadership Studies: A Case

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Q&A: John Germ is a man of commitment

From the March 2016 issue of The Rotarian When John Germ takes office as Rotary International’s president in July, it will mark his 40th year in Rotary. In that time, he’s likely best-known for leading Rotary’s $200 Million Challenge, a fundraising effort sparked by a challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda

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Rotarian Action Groups: Breaking the invisible chains of slavery

From the March 2016 issue of The Rotarian Anne Marie called her home “the abandominium” – an abandoned building without heat or lights – to make it sound more posh. She told me that the man who said he loved her turned out to be a pimp and forced her to stand

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Sports: Baseball gives back

From the March 2016 issue of The Rotarian One day last summer, the New York Mets hosted the San Francisco Giants, but that wasn’t the main event. Not to the softball players tearing around the field before the baseball game. To Marine Sgt. Marco Velarde, Coast Guard specialist Kayla Hartley, and a