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19/10/2017 11:45 AM
A sensational sporting summer
It has been a memorable few months for several of Britain’s talented stars with a Rotary link on the track, in the pool and on the tennis court. What a sensational summer of sport it has been for a proud collection of Rotary-inspired sportsmen and women. A year ago, Rotary clubs in East Anglia rallied Read more >

10/10/2017 09:25 AM
Rotarians and ShelterBox on the ground following Rohingya crisis
More than half a million Rohingya people are facing fresh perils living in makeshift camps in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh where the coming cyclone season threatens to wash away their flimsy plastic shelters. Rotarian Liz Odell is currently working in Bangladesh as a response volunteer with the charity ShelterBox. “Conditions are dire, with most people Read more >

04/10/2017 10:06 AM
Distinct and Identical – Rotary Peace Scholar shares his experiences
By Will McInerney, Rotary Peace Scholar Saturday 28th October will see the Annual Bill Huntley Memorial Peace Seminar take place at the University of Bradford. Will McInerney is an American Rotary Peace Scholar and part of the 2016/17 cohort who will be presenting the Seminar. The theme for this year is ‘Paths to Peace’ and Read more >

02/10/2017 11:28 AM
Polio hits Hollywood big screen in Breathe
An inspirational true story of polio, paralysis and love without limits is hitting the big screens this month – and you can see the film before its full release at four Rotary charity screenings. Breathe follows adventurous and charismatic Robin Cavendish, played by Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge, Silence), who has his whole life ahead of Read more >

29/09/2017 12:36 PM
Scotland Rotarian among Rotary’s Six Champions of Peace
Scottish Rotarian Jean Best will be honoured in Geneva next month as part of the Rotary Day at the United Nations. Jean, a member of the Rotary Club of Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway, leads a peace project designed to teach teenagers conflict resolution skills. These can be used to create peace-related service projects in Read more >

27/09/2017 03:22 PM
United Nations to mark Rotary Day in Geneva
Rotary Day at the United Nations will be held for the first time at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on November 11th to celebrate the two organisations’ shared vision for peace and highlight the vital humanitarian activities that Rotary and the UN lead around the world. “Peace is much more than the mere absence Read more >

12/09/2017 02:41 PM
Remembering the impact of polio in Coventry 60 years on
A sobering reminder of the brutal impact of polio was delivered at a special event held in Coventry on Monday (September 11th). Rotary International and the One Last Push campaign co-hosted an event in the Transport Museum to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coventry polio outbreak of 1957. Then, around 100 people were infected Read more >

11/09/2017 02:33 PM
Rotarians load Aquaboxes bound for Nepal
With the world’s weather systems in turmoil, the Rotary-backed charity Aquabox is continuing to ship resources across the world to help communities in need. The charity sent a further 200 Aquaboxes to Nepal last Thursday (7th September), while also responding to the extensive flooding which has wreaked havoc across South Asia. According to UNICEF, nearly Read more >

07/09/2017 08:25 AM
Rotarian Harry named ‘Outstanding Young Person of the World’
Irish Rotarian Harry McCann has been named as one of the most influential voices for young people in the world. Eighteen-year-old Harry was chosen as one of the 10 Outstanding Young Persons of the World by Junior Chamber International (JCI), which is a non-profit organisation for people aged between 18 and 40-years-old. According to JCI, Read more >

05/09/2017 08:38 AM
Manchester Arena Families Trust begins distributing funds
The Manchester Arena Families Trust, which was established by Rotary District 1285 following the devastating bombing on 22nd May, is now in a position to distribute funds. The district, which includes the city of Manchester and surrounding areas, established the Trust to provide practical help to victims and families of those killed, injured or affected Read more >