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Rotary International News
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
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Home Page Stories
President Ruth Ann Rocchio presents Assistant Governor Karen DeMatteo with her Paul Harris +3 and Jim Becker his Paul Harris +4.
Students from the DECA program at MCTI spoke about their experiences in the hospitality, management, marketing and finance programs. DECA (whose initials really don't stand for anything) is a community oriented organization and the students volunteer in church programs and non-profit activities. The students also participate in leadership conferences and competitions in preparation for the work force, careers, and entry to college and universities.
Stan Miles introduced Maureen Modzelewski from Cherry Creek Hideaway Restaurant as the newest member of the club. Welcome Maureen!
Please welcome an existing Rotarian joining us from another club, Claudette Williams! She is pictured with Cleo Jarvis and President Ruth Ann Rocchio.
The club had a special little visitor last week. Jessica Peetz' daughter Hailey cruised around the room saying hi to all that she could and also got a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Together, they introduced Dr. Kerry Weiss, Hailey's Neonatologist from Geisinger Wyoming Valley. He talked about prematurity, babies that are born going through drug withdrawal and the long term affects and costs to the families and society.
A big huge THANK YOU tonight to Tommy Farda from Peppe's for his help on our Pizza Fundraiser. We were able to add another nice amount to our Foundation Grant so that Resica Community Playground can purchase a much needed wheelchair swing to add to this awesome play space. Thank you to everyone that came out last week to Peppe's and ate PIZZA for our cause! Yay Rotary and Wahoo to Peppes that also hosts our weekly Satellite meetings on Thursday nights at 6pm.
Please join us in welcoming the newest Rotarian in the world (to the BEST club in the world) Herline Raphael! She stand with President Ruth Ann Rocchio and her sponsor Cleo Jarvis.
Neil Simpson was inducted as a Paul Harris Fellow. Michelle Baehr and Dave Fox received the Paul Harris +3 and +2 respectively. President Ruth Ann Rocchio thanked them all for their continued support to Rotary Foundation.
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