Member interview: How peace makes a Rotarian

From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian Patricia Shafer founded the nonprofit Mothering Across Continents, based in Charlotte, N.C., after a trip to Uganda with Save the Children. “I wrote an opinion piece in the Charlotte Observer and pointed…

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Why did you join Rotary?

Jennifer Jacobson, a police constable in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada, took part in a Rotary-sponsored Group Study Exchange (GSE) to Japan in 2009 after reading a post by a colleague and former participant.  “It was a life-changing experience, absolutely fantastic,” says…

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Take part in a Twitter chat with President Ravindran on why you joined Rotary

Share your Rotary story during a Twitter chat with Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran on 19 August at 13:00 Chicago time (UTC-5). Relate the reasons you joined, hear President Ravindran’s Rotary story, and find out what it means to Be…

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Africa reaches important polio milestone

Today marks a significant milestone for Africa in its effort to eradicate polio from the continent. A full year has passed since Africa’s last reported case caused by the wild poliovirus. Somalia was the last country to identify a new…

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Ian Riseley is selected as 2017-18 Rotary president

Ian H.S. Riseley, of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2017-18. He will become the president-nominee on 1 October if no other candidates challenge him. Riseley…

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A dozen ways to make a difference

August is Membership and New Club Development Month, which means it’s time to celebrate your Rotary club, your members, and the good you do in your community and around the world. Make the most of your membership. Here’s how. Learn…

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New delegation tool launches

As part of several recent updates to My Rotary, we’ve launched Delegation, a new tool that will help you carry out your responsibilities more efficiently. If you have a club, district, or regional role, you can now delegate your role-based access in…

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Join a Twitter chat on membership with General Secretary John Hewko

Kick off Membership and New Club Development Month by participating in a Twitter chat with Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko on 5 August at 10:30 Chicago time (UTC-5). Get tips and resources for gaining members and becoming more involved…

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Nigeria sees no wild polio cases for one year

Today marks one year since Nigeria last reported a polio case caused by wild poliovirus, putting the country on the brink of eradicating the paralyzing disease. The last case was reported on 24 July 2014 in the northern state of…

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Committee members named to nominate 2017-18 RI president

The following Rotarians will serve on the 2015-16 Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2017-18. The committee is scheduled to meet on 3 August. Zone 1 Masahiro Kuroda, Rotary Club of Hachinohe South, Aomori, Japan Zone 3Yoshimasa Watanabe,…

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