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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Why Join Rotary??

Young professionals are joining Rotary for a multitude of reasons. Watch this video to be inspired by their stories. This is great to show at your District Conferences, District Assemblies, Club meetings, or other events.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

"Largest Rotary Wheel in the World"

Yesterday I took at trip to Wilmington, North Carolina to the ribbon cutting ceremony opening the Azalea Festival AND THE LARGEST ROTARY WHEEL IN THE WORLD. The six Wilmington Rotary Clubs collaborated on a grant project and worked closely with the Wilmington Garden Club to restore the wheel and beautify the garden.

Check out the photos on Facebook.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bigger Bolder Better Grant

In early 2010, The Rotary Club of Maysville and The Rotary Club of Central Calcutta sponsored a Matching Grant for 100 pediatric heart surgeries in India. The project called "Healing Little Hearts" is a part of the bigger, bolder, better brain child of RIDE Shekhar Mehta. Director Elect Shekhar told us at District Conference in New Bern about his initiative to form a Rotary India Humanity Foundation and bring many projects under one umbrella. Hospitals, schools, micro grants, vocational centers, safe water and maternal and child centers are included and will bring more focus on what is truly needed in India as well as place them in strategic locations. 

The first pediatric heart surgery recipient is pictured. This surgery is the first of 100 and the cost is approximately $1,100 for each child. Along with the two sponsoring clubs 2 other Districts in USA and Districts in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, and India contributed to make the grant total $118,000. This shows the impact of collaboration between Districts and shows the power of Rotary. 

Matching Grants are successful when a personal connection is made between Rotarians. When that occurs, BIG THINGS HAPPEN. If you would like more information on a grant opportunity for any part of this initiative in India or information on connections in other countries, please contact Assistant Rotary Coordinator Nancy Barbee. Dream Big!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Concert to End Polio

Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar announces The Concert to End Polio in Chicago, Illinois. Renowned violinist and polio survivor Itzhak Perlman will join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in this one-night concert to raise funding for Rotary's $200 Million Challenge.

Itzhak Perlman Will Headline “A Concert to End Polio” in Chicago from Rotary International on Vimeo.

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Little Holiday Cheer

Just wanted to change the subject a bit for Christmas. Could this increase membership??? Enjoy!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"Come Join Us"

This song was written by Jerry Mills to honor President Ray Klinginsmith. The video was produced by Rotarian Bob Gallagher with full cooperation from Jerry Mills. Let this be our cry every day but especially during this holiday season.

Come Join Us-EN from Rotary International on Vimeo.