Monthly Archive:: June 2017

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Get Together Meeting at Hotel Gem Park on 30th June 2017

As the new Rotary Year begins, we the members of Rotary Club of Ooty Town will be meeting at 7.00 pm at GEM PARK Hotel, Ooty tomorrow the 30th June. It will redefine the way we grow and serve the society. Request all members to attend the same. Members can log in

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Japanese diplomat earns Rotary alumni award

Japanese diplomat earns Rotary alumni award   The recipient of this year’s Rotary Alumni Global Service Award is Dr. Sadako Ogata, a former Ambassadorial Scholar and a past United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.  Born in Japan to a family of diplomats, Ogata was drawn to studying international relations after Japan’s defeat

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Understanding vaccine derived polio outbreaks

Understanding the recent polio outbreaks By Ryan Hyland and Teresa Schmedding Outbreaks of vaccine-derived polio have been reported this month in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Syria, according to the World Health Organization. At least 17 cases were identified in Syria and at least four in Congo. In both countries, health

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Rotaractors help build homes in Florida

Rotaractors pair up with Habitat for Humanity to help neighborhood The New Town neighborhood of Jacksonville, Fla., has been struggling for a long time, and it shows. In this area, creeks lie choked with old tires, jobs are few, and roughly 10 percent of the housing stock consists of abandoned or blighted

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Exploring the world through Rotary

Rotary Friendship Exchange unites members from across the globe Edwin Bos and his family have visited India, Nepal, and most recently, the Philippines, through one of Rotary’s unique programs, Rotary Friendship Exchange. This exchange program gives Rotary members and their families the chance to experience new cultures — and make lifelong friends

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Opening up the World

650 students broaden horizons through Rotary exchange program By Frank Bures Growing up in a village near the shores of Lake Victoria in Tanzania, Wanzita Ally never seriously thought about getting on a plane and flying to America.  Her father had died when she was young, and she lived with her mother

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The power of one

Candlelight vigil, survivor stories shine a light on the issue of modern slavery If Rotary members’ had any doubt that human trafficking and modern slavery occur in the United States, Brad Myles, executive director of Polaris, put that doubt to rest.  “We’ve recorded more than 35,000 cases of human trafficking since our hotline

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Rotary’s new VR film draws more than 3,000

Film debuts at international convention By Teresa Schmedding and Sallyann Price More than 3,000 people watched the debut of Rotary International’s new virtual reality film, “One Small Act,” Tuesday at one of the largest simultaneous viewings of a VR film. The film follows the journey of a child whose world has been

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In defense of children

Ashton Kutcher and Rotary address the global scourge of human trafficking Actor and philanthropist Ashton Kutcher took the stage today at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, to address a major human rights issue: human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Kutcher, who rose to fame in the early 2000s with a

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Bill Gates outlines final push to end polio

Rotary Convention keynote speaker spotlights historic fight, remaining challenges to reaching zero polio cases By Ryan Hyland and Teresa Schmedding Bill Gates, speaking on 12 June at the Rotary International Convention, highlighted the extraordinary progress that’s been made toward a polio-free world, along with challenges ahead.  Speaking at the Georgia World Congress