Monthly Archive:: June 2016

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Member Spotlight: The book on Brad Rubini

From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian When Brad Rubini was reading a bedtime story to his seven-year-old daughter, Claire, she asked him why he was reading the words wrong. “I’m dyslexic, so I thought I was reading the words right,” recalls Rubini, a past president of the Rotary Club of

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Health: Survival of the Fitbittest

From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian In the seven days from 7 through 13 March, I took precisely 84,250 steps. This amounted to 39.85 miles. I also climbed 288 floors and burned 22,055 calories. I’m fairly certain that you, gentle readers, could not care less about those statistics. Unless, of

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Convention: Car-free Atlanta

From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian With a sprawling metro area, Atlanta gets a bad rap for its traffic. But the city’s downtown is home to a variety of pedestrian-friendly attractions, so when you’re in town from 10 to 14 June for the 2017 Rotary International Convention, a little curiosity

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Cynthia Salim: Former Rotary Scholar makes clothing with a conscience

From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian The way Cynthia Salim sees it, the fashion industry doesn’t have much to offer a young, socially conscious woman like her when it comes to work clothes. “The fashion industry often does ‘sexy’ or ‘fun’ or ‘hip,’ and things that encourage frequent purchases,” the

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Rotary Peace Fellows win competition to spread peace

Twelve Rotary Peace Fellows are about to get even more guidance in their area of focus. They are not just peace fellows but also a select group of Global Peace Index Ambassadors who were recognized for their innovative ideas on working with Rotary clubs in spreading the messages of peace. Through the

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Culture: Open to interpretation

From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Whenever I arrive in a new country, one of the first places I go is a bookstore. I do this for several reasons. Having spent much of my life and income in them, I always find them to be comforting spaces. And they often

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Member Interview: Susan Davis uses social entrepreneurship to fight poverty

From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Susan Davis has devoted the past three decades to using social entrepreneurship and microfinance to address extreme poverty, particularly in Bangladesh. A Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship in the early 1980s allowed her to study international relations at the University of Oxford. A decade ago,

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Rotary changes travel company

Rotary International has selected Raptim Humanitarian Travel as its official travel management company. The connection between Raptim and Rotary will allow them to offer more services and support to those traveling on Rotary business. “In selecting Raptim, we found an agency that shared our DNA and understood how best to meet the

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Changes to the Official Directory

The CD and full-length print version of the Official Directory will no longer be available starting for the 2016-17 Rotary year. A full-length PDF version will be made available and is only accessible with a My Rotary account. The front portion of the directory will be printed in a smaller, spiral bound

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What you don’t know about the campaign to end polio

From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian When was the last time there was polio in Europe? If you guessed 2002, the year the region was certified polio-free, you were wrong. The last time polio affected a child in Europe was last summer. In 2015, two Ukrainian children were diagnosed with