Monthly Archive:: November 2016

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Rotarians report email scam

Some Rotarians have reported receiving a scam email asking them to click a link to update names and contact information in a directory. The email, which stems from a gmail account, is not from Rotary. Source link

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Arch Klumph’s hometown raises over $2 million through centennial celebration

Rotary members in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, celebrated 100 years of The Rotary Foundation on 23 October with a banquet and a concert by The Cleveland Orchestra that have so far raised more than $2.1 million for the Foundation’s next century of good work. Arch Klumph, a Cleveland Rotarian, planted the seed for

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Rotary's World Polio Day event continues to grow

Participation in this year’s World Polio Day live-streamed event continued the growth registered since it began in 2014. Rotary, the world’s leading advocacy organization on polio eradication, held this year’s program on 24 October at the headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The

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Rotary Foundation named World's Outstanding Foundation for 2016

The Association of Fundraising Professionals has recognized The Rotary Foundation with its annual Award for Outstanding Foundation. The award honors organizations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs. Some of the boldest names in American giving — Kellogg, Komen, and MacArthur,

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Featured Excerpt From Chapter 2, “The Seed Is Planted”

In 2016-17, The Rotary Foundation turns 100. That’s a century of helping Rotary members change lives and improve communities all over the world. Throughout the year we’re posting excerpts from “Doing Good in the World: The Inspiring Story of The Rotary Foundation’s First 100 Years.” You can purchase the book at shop.rotary.org.

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Rotary-UN celebration mixes business with diplomacy

Outside the United Nations building in midtown Manhattan stands an imposing sculpture of a man wielding a sword in one hand and raising a hammer with the other. It reflects a shared goal that Rotary and the United Nations celebrated at the organizations’ annual meeting on Saturday, 12 November: to use our

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2016 Interact Video Awards now open

Show us your Interact club in action and you could receive $500 for your club’s next project. For our eighth annual Interact Video Awards, we’re asking Interact clubs to create a short video (30 seconds to three minutes) showing one of the following: If Interactors ruled the world — Imagine a world

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Featured Excerpt From Chapter 7, “3-H: A Bright New Dawn for The Rotary Foundation”

In 2016-17, The Rotary Foundation turns 100. That’s a century of helping Rotary members change lives and improve communities all over the world. Throughout the year we’re posting excerpts from “Doing Good in the World: The Inspiring Story of The Rotary Foundation’s First 100 Years.” You can purchase the book at shop.rotary.org.

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Sewing skills ease job woes in KwaZulu-Natal

While the picturesque Valley of 1,000 Hills outside Durban, South Africa, offers stunning scenery to visitors, job prospects for the Zulu people who live on tribal land there are bleak. Three years ago, the nearby Rotary Club of Hillcrest addressed the unemployment rate by partnering with Embocraft, a skills training group serving

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Culture: Grievance counseling

Several years ago, I had an experience that forced me to confront an aspect of myself I had denied for many years. It began when a friend forwarded me a link to a prominent literary blog launched by a guy who clearly was not a fan of my writing. “The adulation accorded