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Beer enthusiasts celebrate fellowship at the Korea Convention

30 Jun

Service in Action

Beers Rotarians Enjoy Worldwide (BREW) Fellowship is an international community of Rotarians who enjoy and appreciate the fine art of brewing, tasting and drinking of beer. Since water is a primary ingredient in beer, BREW also strives to support efforts and projects that bring clean water to those in need. Follow BREW on Facebook for more information and contact Fellowship Chair, Moses Aryee, or www.rotarybrew.org to join today!

Below are some pictures of their annual summit at the 2016 Rotary International Convention in Korea:

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Beer enthusiasts celebrate fellowship at the Korea Convention

30 Jun

Beers Rotarians Enjoy Worldwide (BREW) Fellowship is an international community of Rotarians who enjoy and appreciate the fine art of brewing, tasting and drinking of beer. Since water is a primary…

Source: Beer enthusiasts celebrate fellowship at the Korea Convention

Beer enthusiasts celebrate fellowship at the Korea Convention

30 Jun

Beers Rotarians Enjoy Worldwide (BREW) Fellowship is an international community of Rotarians who enjoy and appreciate the fine art of brewing, tasting and drinking of beer. Since water is a primary…

Source: Beer enthusiasts celebrate fellowship at the Korea Convention

How can you make new friends from all over the globe?

29 Jun

Service in Action

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service Connections Staff

By joining a Rotary Fellowship! Throughout the month of June, we’ve been celebrating Rotary Fellowships Month by sharing inspirational services stories from various Rotary Fellowships. We hope these stories have inspired you to join or start a Rotary Fellowship.

As the 2015-16 Rotary year comes to end, we’re taking a look back at all the new fellowships that were recognized this year:

  • International Fellowship of Rowing Rotarians plans joint travels and sporting contests for those interested in rowing. Visit their website or contact chair Hartmut Jaeger.
  • Rotarian Fellowship of Corporate Social Responsibility aims to help Rotarians address social responsibility issues as well as encourage clubs and districts to incorporate social responsibility themes into their service projects. Contact chair Gaetano Papa.
  • The International Fellowship of Rotarian Educators was formed to promote quality education (both public and private) as well as training and…

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How can you make new friends from all over the globe?

29 Jun

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service Connections Staff By joining a Rotary Fellowship! Throughout the month of June, we’ve been celebrating Rotary Fellowships Month by sharing inspirational services storie…

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Why surveillance is so important to polio eradication

28 Jun

Rotary Voices

Surveillance workers Amina Ismail, right, checks appointment registers for cases of polio – an essential part of surveillance efforts to trace this devastating disease. WHO/L.Dore

By Michael Zaffran, director of polio eradication for the World Health Organization

In a small health clinic in Tharaka Nithi, Kenya, Amina Ismail pours over a register documenting all of the doctors’ appointments from recent months, a nurse by her side. She is checking every record for symptoms of polio – the sudden onset, floppy arms and legs that signify acute flaccid paralysis.

As they work, she checks that the nurse knows what the symptoms are, and that she knows what she has to do if a child with acute flaccid paralysis is brought to the clinic. This detailed surveillance for polio, working hand in hand with those who know their communities best of all, has been the linchpin of the work of the Global Polio Eradication…

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What do you get when you give to The Rotary Foundation?

24 Jun

Rotary Voices

Ann Syrett, middle, with Past District Governor Ron Lucas and David Riley, president of the Rotary Club of Newcastle under Lyme Ann Syrett, middle, with Past District Governor Ron Lucas, who served as her counselor during her scholarship year, and David Riley, president of the Rotary Club of Newcastle-under-Lyme

By Ann Syrett, former Ambassadorial Scholar and member of the Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town, British Virgin Islands

In April, I paid an emotional visit to the Rotary Club of Newcastle-under-Lyme that had hosted my Ambassadorial Scholarship more than 40 years ago while I attended Keele University in North Staffordshire, England.

As I shared my experiences with them, I reflected upon how much the experience had changed my life. I grew up in Astoria, Oregon, and the cultural differences between small town USA and Keele University were immense.

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Doctors’ Fellowship aims to empower albino community in Tanzania

23 Jun

Service in Action

By Dr. John Philip, Past District Governor and Chair of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors

Albino FamilyThree years ago I was on the island of Ukerewe in Tanzania leading a Rotary project when I heard a child had been abducted and murdered. The child was an albino and was targeted by traditional healers. I was in utter disbelief when I discovered traditional healers, sometimes called witch doctors, target albinos to use their body parts in ritual practices, which they claim bring wealth and good luck. The Tanzanian government banned witch doctors in January 2015. Since then more than 200 witch doctors and traditional healers have been arrested, but many people with albinism still live under the threat of death.

People with albinism lack melanin pigment in their skin and appear to have “white” skin. They have sensitivity to ultraviolet radiation and are at risk of developing skin cancer and significant sight…

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Doctors’ Fellowship aims to empower albino community in Tanzania

23 Jun

By Dr. John Philip, Past District Governor and Chair of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors Three years ago I was on the island of Ukerewe in Tanzania leading a Rotary project when I h…

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Combining vocational service and fellowship

22 Jun

Service in Action

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By Dr. Charles Grant, Rotary Club of North Shore (Houston), Texas, USA, and Chair of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Educators

Last year when I received the June issue of the Rotarian magazine, I noticed the listing of all the Rotary Fellowships.  Before then, I wasn’t that familiar with fellowships, I thought they were just for Rotarians who were interested in the same hobbies like chess, golf, or yachting.  I didn’t know there were vocationally oriented fellowships as well.  I looked at the list and saw a few fellowships for professionals such as doctors, lawyers and police & law enforcement but I thought there were many missing, so I went on to Rotary.org to see if there were more and there weren’t. That’s when I decided I wanted to takeaction.

The last sentence on that page of The Rotarian encouraged those interested in forming a new fellowship to contact rotaryfellowships@rotary.org

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