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A place to call home

In the suburbs of Atlanta, Rotarians are filling a gap in social services to help struggling families get back on their feet. By Vanessa Glavinskas Photos and video by Alyce Henson It’s a sunny Friday afternoon in the quiet suburbs of Atlanta. Beatrice is at home with her 10-year-old daughter, who is

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From country doctor to crusader

What made Gates Foundation polio eradication director drop his country doctor dream to become an international polio crusader By Jay Wenger with Steve Almond At the Rotary International Convention in June, Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation renewed their long-standing support for ending polio in dramatic fashion: Rotary committed to

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Rotary pilots new approach to peace and spotlights six peacemakers

Rotary pilots new approach to peace and spotlights six peacemakers EVANSTON, Ill. (September 21, 2017) — Rotary has entered a new partnership with the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) to enhance its peace and conflict resolution efforts with data-driven methodologies and tools; as it honors six ‘Champions of Peace.’ The partnership

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Press Release Rotary pilots new approach to peace and spotlights six peacemakers

Rotary pilots new approach to peace and spotlights six peacemakers EVANSTON, Ill. (September 21, 2017) — Rotary has entered a new partnership with the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) to enhance its peace and conflict resolution efforts with data-driven methodologies and tools; as it honors six ‘Champions of Peace.’ The partnership

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Rotary 2017 peace champions

Ann Frisch, a member of the Rotary Club of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, USA — Frisch believes unarmed civilians can protect people in violent conflicts. She collaborated with Rotary members in Thailand to establish the Southern Thailand Peace Process training program in 2015 in Bankok, Hat Yai, and Pattani in southern Thailand.

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Five things to know about polio

5 things you might not know about ending polio  The road to eradicating polio has been a long and difficult one, with Rotary leading the fight since 1985. Going from nearly 350,000 cases in 1988 to just 10 so far this year has required time, money, dedication, and innovation from thousands of

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Rotary connects food banks and farmers

Rotary connects food banks and farmers Another program created by Rotarians in Seattle, Washington, USA, has also begun to fight hunger and poverty in Arkansas, thanks to connections forged through Rotary. David Bobanick, executive director of Rotary First Harvest, met with several Rotarians in the Little Rock Club, including Ben Wihebrink, operations

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Feeding farming and families

Rotary, Heifer program helps farmers provide healthier food to people in their own communities By Arnold R. Grahl Visuals by Miriam Doan Joe Carr bends over to pluck a handful of smooth, dark green leaves, using a pocket knife to prune away weak spots before bundling them with a rubber band and

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Rotary helps disaster victims

Rotary helps disaster victims Severe storms, an earthquake, and hurricanes are wreaking havoc across the globe from the United States and Mexico to South Asia and Africa. The Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs in affected areas are helping bring emergency aid to battered communities.  The Rotary Foundation is collecting emergency relief funds

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Greening the desert

Not long ago, young men in the semidesert areas of Rajasthan’s Sikar and Alwar districts were leaving their family farms to find work in the city. Faced with scarce water for crops and unreliable rainfall, they could no longer count on farming to feed their families. Our villages no longer have only