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Rotary is accepting applications for International RYLA 2014, scheduled for 26-29 May in Sydney, Australia. A global leadership training event, International RYLA connects more than 100 young leaders with Rotarian teachers and mentors worldwide. The application deadline is 17 January.
This is an opportunity for those ages 19 to 30 to develop skills and connections that will help you mobilize others and make a difference. If you are over 30, share this opportunity with young professionals in your network and consider serving as a Rotary mentor. Learn more on the International RYLA website and join a Twitter chat on 10 December about how to apply.
Rotary clubs around the world are pledging emergency aid to communities in central Philippines after last week’s massive typhoon flattened entire coastal towns and villages, killed thousands of people, and displaced nearly 600,000 more.
The situation remains dire as widespread destruction has made food, water, and medicine scarce in remote areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm to make landfall on record.
Rotary President Ron Burton is urging our 34,000 clubs worldwide to continue to assist storm victims.
"I know we all want to help. I am urging our clubs to take action to provide emergency aid now and begin planning for the future when we can help rebuild homes, schools, and businesses," says Burton. "We are in the business of helping people in need."
Rotary partner ShelterBox has committed aid for 4,000 families in the form of emergency shelter and other relief assistance.
Such disasters are “exactly why we entered into our partnership with ShelterBox,” says Burton. “It gives Rotary members worldwide...read more....
--What are you missing if you're not registered to attend the Foundation Awards Banquet on November 23? (HINT: A lot! Please sign up right away.)
--Who's the AFA of the month? (What's an AFA?)
--Which club got how much to do what project with their District Grant money distributed last month?
--What does it mean when you hold up your thumb and forefinger? (HINT: Think polio!)
--Who from this district is in Nigeria right now immunizing kids against polio?
--What club just recently became a first-time 100% Paul Harris Fellow club?
--Why is Peace & Conflict Resolution an "Area of Focus", and who just got selected as a Rotary Peace Fellow from this district?
--How's our Global Scholar Reagan Thompson doing in London? (What is she doing?)
--How is a Ukrainian orphanage benefitting from one of our Matching Grants?
--Who just got to stand up in front of their clubs and receive recognition as a Major Donor or Paul Harris Society member?
A Rotary team boards the Africa Mercy, a 500-foot floating hospital, to provide a stream of care and compassion to ports of call.
Photo Credit: Mercy Ships
A team of health professionals is touring Donka hospital in Conakry, Guinea, in March when they spot more than a dozen large, greenish masses covering the ground. To the U.S. team members, they look like an art installation; in fact, they are hospital gowns and surgical drapes, laundered and spread out to dry. They are a vivid example of the group’s objective: to lower deadly infection rates caused by unsterile procedures.
This Rotary Foundation vocational training team is the first to serve under Rotary’s partnership with the nonprofit Mercy Ships. Rotary District 7690 in North Carolina, USA, sponsored the team with a packaged grant, part of the new Rotary grant model that launched worldwide 1 July. The team’s five members will train Guinean health professionals at the two national hospitals.
The Africa Mercy, a 500-foot oceangoing hospital ship, is docked in Conakry for a 10-month medical mission. The Mercy Ships staff and visiting experts, such as this team, will ...Read more....
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