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IPPC Polio Funding
EVANSTON, Ill. (17 January 2017) — Rotary today announced another US $35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, bringing the humanitarian service organization’s contribution to US $140 million since January 2016.
Did you know that Rotary International receives inquiries from approximately 800-1,000 prospective members worldwide each week? RI gathers their information, forwards it to Rotary districts, and asks the districts to match the potential members with clubs. But only a few clubs used these leads to increase their membership in 2015-16. These prospective members are an untapped resource that can help clubs reach their membership goals this year.
Congratulations to the Interact Club of Constanta, Romania as they earned the "BEST VIDEO" Award for the 2016 Interact Video Awards! Watch this club’s refreshing and humorous take on how they would rule the world!
At the recently concluded 2017 International Assembly, RI President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley urged incoming district leaders to seek gender and age parity and protect the environment in announcing the 2017-18 presidential theme Rotary: Making a Difference. “We know that we can do more together than we could ever do alone. I ask you to keep that spirit of teamwork and cooperation always in your minds and to take it back with you to your districts.”
Basseterre, St Kitts: The Rotary Club of Liamuiga (RCL) has long been a leader in foot care management, providing specialist training in the care of the diabetic foot by the International Diabetic Federation (IDF) to medical staff throughout The Federation.  In keeping with this focus RCL, together with the North American School of Podology (NASP), is organizing a dynamic group of 48 dedicated aestheticians and pedicurists to provide FREE foot care service in The Federation.
Children getting drinking water
It’s a new year, and here’s something you can resolve to do for your club and for Rotary in 2017...Think about the last time someone gave you a “word-of-mouth referral” that influenced your decision to do something. Maybe a friend shared a new favorite restaurant over Facebook, or your neighbor recommended a plumber. Or maybe it was that friendly suggestion to come along to a Rotary club meeting that got you involved in Rotary in the first place. Regardless, you probably acted on the referral, in part, because it came from someone you trust! If you’re passionate about Rotary, District 7030 encourages you this year to become an ambassador for your own club — and more importantly for Rotary — by using your “word-of-mouth referral” power.
The Rotary Clubs in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis are super excited to welcome the youth from around District 7030 to RYLA 2017. This year promises a dynamic curriculum that includes a range of insightful, thought-provoking and motivating topics, to be delivered in a mix of interactive and stimulating plenary and group sessions! We know you can’t wait to attend so here a few need-to-know tidbits to help you make the best of your RYLA experience...
As a measure of your club adopting some of the new flexible policies regarding membership from Rotary International, learn how the Rotary Club of Melbourne, Victoria - the first Rotary Club chartered in Australia - introduced corporate membership into its regular routines in 2011, the pros and cons debated, and the consequences that precipitated since.
Show Us Your Best Shot

Do you have a great shot from a club project or fundraiser? Did you capture a memorable moment at the convention or during an international trip? Enter your images in The Rotarian's 2017 photo contest and you might see them in the pages of the magazine.
RC Schoelcher is organizing the 2nd annual Schoelcher Carnival Run on Saturday 11th February at 3pm on Madiana Beach, Martinique. Once again, the event aims to raise awareness among the general public about DYS (dyslexia, dysphasia, etc.) and other learning disabilities.
Le Rotary Club de Schoelcher organise sa 2ème édition de la Schoelcher Carnival Run, le Samedi 11 Février à 15h sur la plage de Madiana. Comme pour la 1ère année, cette course a pour but de sensibiliser le grand public aux DYS (dyslexie, dysphasie...). 

In recognition and celebration of Rotary Foundation's Centennial, Zone 34 and the other zones across the world, have launched a new video promotion. All Rotarians are asked to participate and send in a video vignette telling their Rotary story. All submissions will be posted and shared online.
Discover how your club can use the new club flexibility policies of Rotary International to adapt your club experience to fit the needs of your members and attract new ones. The policies allow clubs great latitude in deciding when, where, and how you meet.
For several decades, the Rotary Club of Saint Lucia has provided a Christmas lunch to the less fortunate and indigent of the island, including those living in shelters and often under homeless circumstances. Traditionally held on the day after New Year’s, this example of meaningful and relevant community service serves as a shining example to the rest of the District.
2016-17 ROPA
Nominate A Project For A Rotaract Outstanding Project Award
Every year, Rotaract clubs around the world change lives. Rotaractors develop innovative solutions to community problems. Tell us about your Rotaract club’s best local or international service project from the past year. We’ll share your success with the world and inspire others to take action.
If you haven’t visited recently, you’re missing out!
In January, visitors to will discover a new, contemporary site that tells Rotary’s story in a fresh and exciting way. It’s the first step in a two-part process to refresh our entire website: first the public site,, and then My Rotary. Additionally, RI is pleased to announce the debut of the new Grant Center, formerly known as the grant application tool.
Rotary Channel
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...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...