Archive | October, 2017

What makes your Interact club great?

31 Oct

Rotary Voices

This week, World Interact Week, we honor the accomplishments of an estimated half a million Interact club members. And we are recognizing the positive impact young people have made through Interact for more than 55 years.

To celebrate Interact we asked clubs around the world, “What makes your Interact club great?” Here are some of the responses:

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Ready to ride for more in Tucson

28 Oct

Rotary Voices

By Chelsea Mertz, Community Specialist, Rotary Service Connections

Since starting at Rotary in August 2015, I have been fortunate enough to support both the 2015 and 2016 Miles to End Polio teams. While supporting these teams, I’ve come to know many Rotarians and staff who are committed to funding the fight to end polio. I admire their hard work and dedication; they’ve inspired me to do more, to finally put myself forward and join the ranks of Rotary’s volunteer army.

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Observing World Polio Day

25 Oct

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Observing World Polio Day

25 Oct

Service in Action

By Rotary Service and Engagement staff 

Today, on World Polio Day, we are celebrating all the progress we’ve made in fighting polio over the years. Since 1988, we’ve reduced cases by 99.9%. With three countries remaining endemic, we still have a lot more work to do to eradicate the disease for good.

Past District Governor Ann Lee Hussey, Executive Director of the Rotarian Action Group for Polio Survivors and Associate, shares her story of living with polio in the video below. Her experiences drive her commitment to end the disease once and for all.

The Rotarian Action Group for Polio Survivors and Associates (PSA) gathers and disseminates information to increase awareness around the health of polio survivors and those involved with their health care. We encourage you to work with the group on your polio initiatives.

Join our live event today at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at…

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Attend the Uniendo America Project Fair in Belize

21 Oct

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Attend the Uniendo America Project Fair in Belize

21 Oct

Service in Action

By Marcello A. Blake, Co-Chair of 2018 Uniendo America Project Fair

Greetings from Belize!

On behalf of Districts 4240 and 4250, we would like to invite you to Uniendo America Project Fair 2018 to be held in Belize City, from January 25 to 27, 2018. Project fairs are the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in international service and find a project that meets your club’s service goals.

The phrase Uniendo America means Uniting America. Uniendo America is the longest running project fair and is going into it’s 25th year. The fair takes place annually and rotates between various Central American countries. Over the years, international visitors have learned about more that 2,000 local projects from the region.

This is the third time the fair will be held in Belize. All ten of the Belize clubs will be represented at the fair, as well as representatives from 100 other Rotary…

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Ethical dilemma: what would you do?

20 Oct

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