Monthly Archive:: July 2017

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From Peace Scholar to World Wildlife Fund

Building peace at every level Rotary peace fellow applies lessons to life in Bogotá As a child in Bogotá, Colombia, Lucas Peña was shocked to learn that violence between government forces and insurgent groups prevented his family from visiting relatives elsewhere in the country.  Years later in college, he studied the conflict

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Remembering Sam

Rotary remembers Sam Owori for his ‘quiet confidence,’ integrity, and friendship  By Ryan Hyland and Abby Breitstein The Rotary flags in front of Rotary International World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA, and Rotary offices around the world fly at half-staff this week as friends and Rotary colleagues mourn President-elect Sam F. Owori,

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President elect Sam Owori dies

Rotary President-elect Sam F. Owori dies Sam F. Owori, Rotary International president-elect, died unexpectedly Thursday as a result of post-operative complications from a planned surgery.   Sam was a member of the Rotary Club Kampala, Uganda, for 38 years. Rotary President-elect Sam F. Owori died Thursday. “Rotary has become a way of

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Interactor from Brazil combats a deadly online game

Interactor from Brazil combats a deadly online game  White Whale designed to promote peace and self-esteem Horrified by stories about an online suicide game called Blue Whale, Gabriel Kenji of Brazil decided to create a game to counter the dangerous online trend, and hopefully, save lives.  The Blue Whale challenge is a

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Why good intentions aren't enough

Rotary members, volunteers, and donors are usually excited to talk about successful projects. Marilyn Fitzgerald, a member of the Rotary Club of Traverse City, Michigan, USA, draws inspiration from a far less popular topic: failure. A clinical psychologist and author, Fitzgerald has spent years studying economic development projects in poor countries, where

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Rotarian goes from Interactor to Arch Klumph Society inductee

From Interact to Youth Exchange to Arch Klumph Society Mumbai man gives back after ‘transormational’ Rotary experience  Saif Qureishi began his association with Rotary nearly four decades ago when he was president of his school’s Interact club in Mumbai.  Two years later, he spent a year in the United States as a