Monthly Archive:: August 2017

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Rotary districts collect emergency funds for Hurricane Harvey victims

Rotary districts collect emergency funds for Hurricane Harvey victims Rotary clubs along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana, USA, are collecting emergency relief funds to help flood victims of Hurricane Harvey, which slammed into southeast Texas over the weekend. Severe rainfall has caused historic flooding along the Texas coast, including in

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Texas Rotary district collects emergency funds for Hurricane Harvey victims

Texas Rotary district collects emergency funds for Hurricane Harvey victims Rotary clubs in District 5930 (Texas, USA) are collecting emergency relief funds to help flood victims of Hurricane Harvey, which slammed into southeast Texas over the weekend. Severe rainfall has caused historic flooding along the Texas coast, including in Houston, the fourth

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Eight Rotary donors changing the world

My gifts help young people lead healthy lives Ignacio Holtz, Rotary Club of Cuajimalpa, Mexico Nearly 20 years ago, Ignacio Holtz was suffering from chronic kidney disease and in need of a transplant. His wife, Beatriz, made the lifesaving donation of a healthy kidney. When he joined a Rotary club a few

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Help honor Sam Owori's legacy

Sam F. Owori was elected to serve as president of Rotary International in 2018-19 and would have been the second African Rotarian, and the first Ugandan, to hold that office. He died on 13 July, at age 76, from complications after surgery.   Owori is largely credited with the tremendous increase in clubs

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Press Release centennial fundraising

Rotary clubs raise $304 million in one year to strengthen communities and improve lives around the world  EVANSTON, IL (August 10, 2017) — As part of Rotary’s year-long centennial celebration of The Rotary Foundation – the global membership organization’s charitable arm, Rotary clubs raised $304 million to support positive, lasting change in

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2018-19 Rotary president selected

Barry Rassin Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2018-19. He will be declared the president-elect on 1 September if no challenging candidates have been suggested. As president, Rassin aims to strengthen our public

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2019-20 Rotary president selected

Mark Daniel Maloney Mark Daniel Maloney, of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2019-20. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested. “The clubs are where Rotary happens,” says Maloney,

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Rotary partners with International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Rotary partners with International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness EVANSTON, IL (August 7, 2017) — About 80 percent of the world’s 285 million visually impaired people have treatable eye diseases, according to the World Health Organization. Rotary and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) aim to promote eye

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Paralympian Dennis Ogbe on eradicating polio

Paralympian Dennis Ogbe takes his best shot at eradicating polio  Growing up, Dennis Ogbe longed to play sports with other kids near his home in rural Nigeria. He would ask to play soccer, but the children would ignore him. Some would taunt and make fun of him.  Earlier, at age three, Ogbe

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Rotary clubs help wildlife

Rotary clubs go wild for wildlife conservation Every day, species across the planet become extinct.  And for each species that becomes extinct, many more become endangered due to habitat loss, poaching, human activities, and climate change.  From the tiny western pygmy possum to the mighty African elephant, Rotarians across Australia, New Zealand,