San Diego students tackle vaccine controversy

From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian A group of teenage journalism students in suburban San Diego were in the early stages of a new project – an educational film funded by a Rotary grant – when their teacher’s…

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What happens when what you know turns out to be wrong?

From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian One evening, sitting in the back seat of the car, our two girls, ages six and eight, were discussing the show we were on our way to attend. Called The Illusionists, it…

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Out of tragedy, some people create something good

From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian What’s the worst that could happen? For most of us, that’s a simple question. We might be late for a train. We might miss out on a promotion, or even lose a…

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You’ve been fighting Ebola all along

From the February 2015 issue of The Rotarian Among the loved ones Elizabeth Mulbah has lost to Ebola: her foster daughter, Isatu Bayon, a nurse who caught the virus while caring for an Ebola-positive mother and infant; Bayon’s 20-year-old daughter,…

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Australian students take opportunity by the horns

The rules of the Shaftesbury Rodeo Academy are simple: no school, no rodeo. It’s a message that teenagers who attend school at Bisley Farm, most of whom have never attended any school regularly, take seriously. Because come Friday night, these…

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Illiteracy traps adults, and their families, in poverty

Around the world, millions of adults are unable to read or write, and therefore struggle to earn a living for themselves and their families. Even in the United States, with its considerable resources, there are 36 million adults who can’t…

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Accolades for End Polio Now campaign and The Rotarian magazine

Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign was recently recognized for improving society through public relations by the Publicity Club of Chicago, the largest independent PR membership organization in the United States. End Polio Now won the 2015 Edwin J. Shaughnessy Quality…

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Start saving with Rotary Global Rewards

Rotary members can enjoy discounts on travel, hotels, dining, entertainment, and more through Rotary Global Rewards, a new member benefit program that begins 1 July. Anyone can view the offers, but only Rotary members who sign in to their My…

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Apply to serve on an RI committee

If you would you like to contribute to Rotary by serving on a committee, this is your opportunity. The nine committees listed below are searching for qualified candidates for openings in 2016-17. Each of these committee works with Rotary leaders…

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Meet Rotary’s new president

This excerpt from the July issue of The Rotarian magazine profiles the 2015-16 RI president. Before he gives a speech, K.R. Ravindran doesn’t like flowery, adulatory introductions. They make him uncomfortable. The 2015-16 Rotary president would rather keep a low…

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