Monthly Archive:: January 2018

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Rotary gives millions in grants to fight polio

Rotary gives $53.5 million to help eradicate polio EVANSTON, Ill. (Jan. 25, 2018) — With 22 confirmed cases in 2017 to date, and just one case in 2018, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. Rotary gives

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Healing scars of war

In the mountains of Poland, 26 children traumatized by violence get a chance to be kids again at Rotary camp By Iuliia Mendel Produced by Monika Lozinska Beneath the emotional scars of living in a Ukrainian war zone, Mykyta Berlet flashes the same mischievousness of any other 12-year-old boy headed to camp. He

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Migration challenges inspire Rotary peace scholar

Migration challenges inspire peace scholar Rotary Peace Fellow Linda Low could not have known what world events would bring when she took a position as the communications manager for the Europe region of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in 2015.  But shortly after she started her new

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Saving mothers and babies

Have you ever decided to help someone and spent months planning the project, motivating and inspiring people about it, and securing funding for it? And what if you realized, once you’d put in all the work, that although the project was a nice idea, it wasn’t what the community really needed?  That’s

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Rassin's 2018 presidential theme

2018-19 RI President Barry Rassin wants Rotary members to Be the Inspiration By Hank Sartin Photos by Monika Lozinska Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin laid out his vision for the future of the organization on Sunday, calling on leaders to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community