Monthly Archive:: April 2017

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Rotary Support Center certified as Center of Excellence

The Rotary Support Center has earned BenchmarkPortal’s certification as a Center of Excellence, a noted designation in the customer service and support industry. The certification puts Rotary’s Support Center in the top 10 percent of industry peers that requested evaluation by BenchmarkPortal. The Rotary Support Center received nearly 50,000 phone calls and

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Drawing Connections

Rotary Club pairs students with celebrity and CEO mentors Written by Arnold R. Grahl Photos by Monika Lozinska Chalk art by Nancy Pochis Bank Art Studio Snow is falling in St. Joseph, Michigan. On this December day, the overcast sky, swirling flakes, and twinkling bulbs of holiday decorations have created a festive,

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Mentor program fuels successful Interact Club in Michigan

It’s 07:15 on a Tuesday, and already the choir room at St. Joseph High School in Michigan, USA, is filled to capacity with members of the school’s Interact club.  With 147 members, they have maxed out the space and will need to find a larger space. For now, officers calmly go through

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8,000 kilometers to peace

Rotary members in a small town of Nova Scotia, Canada, took action to bring two families from war-torn Syria to their country, where the refugees are starting a new life. By Ryan Hyland Produced by Andrew Chudzinski This explosion was close – much closer than the others that had rattled the village

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Incoming Rotary president challenges clubs to make a difference 

View Slideshow See photos from this year’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA. Rotary International President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley made the case on Monday that protecting the environment and curbing climate change are essential to Rotary’s goal of sustainable service. Riseley, a member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia,

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Sustainable projects earn top Rotaract honors

The 2017 Rotaract Outstanding Project Award recognized the Rotaract Club of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, for launching a three-year project to improve lives in the rural community of Ranugalla. The club, which represents Rotary District 3220 (Sri Lanka), hopes to empower residents through sustainable education and economic development initiatives.  During

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A special place – ROTARY NEWS

Pawan has a gift, he can paint almost anything he sees. “He painted the Nilgiris Mountain Railway train with just thumb impressions and went around the class holding it and whistling like the steam engine,” says his teacher Arul Mary, who is delighted that this 14-year-old special child has begun to express

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Rotary ASHIA

Rotary ASHIA residential rehabilitation centre for the differently abled is the flagship project of  Rotary Club of Ooty Town. It was in the year 2011, the then District Collector of Nilgiris, Mrs Archana Patnaik I.A.S., handed over the running of the District Mentally Retarded Home to our Club. We took over the

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Education breaks the cycle of modern slavery

While many people would like to think that slavery was a tragedy of the past, the truth is that it still exists today, with up to 46 million people enslaved worldwide. The Rotarian Action Group Against Slavery (RAGAS) has a strategy for fighting this horrible problem, working at the local level.  “It’s

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Welcome to Rotary Club of Ooty Town

Welcome to the official website of Rotary Club of Ooty Town. Visit this site often to update about what is happening in our Club located in the Blue Moutain