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International students welcomed in Birmingham

Students from across the world who have been granted a prestigious Rotary scholarship to help promote world peace and understanding descended on Birmingham this week for a special welcoming event. The 84 students taking part in the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship programme enjoyed the sites of Birmingham at the Ambassadorial Link Weekend from Friday 26 September Read more >

Young Yorkshire chef cooks up a storm at London restaurant

A budding young chef from Yorkshire was cooking up a storm in a top London restaurant this week as part of his prize for winning the Rotary Young Chef 2008 Competition in association with Filippo Berio. Thomas Souter, from Helmsley, spent the day learning the tricks of the trade from top chefs at Fifteen London Read more >

Wolves clubs drug awareness programme gets thumbs up from Home Office

Home secretary Jacqui Smith has applauded Rotary clubs in Wolverhampton for their joint drug awareness efforts. At a recent launch in Jenny Lee Centre, Wednesfield, also attended by The Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Christine Mills,MPs Ken Purchase and Rob Marris and an invited audience of over150, the Home Secretary said the combined clubs new Drug Read more >

Rotary welcomes triumphant return of Lively Lady

Intrepid adventurer Rotarian Alan Priddy and his young crew received a lively welcome home this week after their two-year voyage around the world. The crew of historic yacht Lively Lady sailed into Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth on July 5th, cheered on by new RIBI PresidentIan Thomson and the hundreds of well wishers who gathered at Read more >

Rotary’s villages of hope

Sri Lanka victims of the devastating 2004 Tsunami have started to move into their new homes thanks to a £1 million Rotary project. Members of Rotary clubs from North West England and North Wales who are this week celebrating the completion of their £1million project to rebuild 86 dwellings in two Sri Lankan villages. On Read more >

Rotary makes dreams real for inspiring teenager

An inspiring teenager from Kent who suffers from a rare type of cancer has been granted her wish of travelling to New York by her fairy godparents Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland. Nicole Dryburgh, who has spent the last eight years fighting tumours, a brain haemorrhage and blood clots that have left herblind, Read more >

Rotary Disabled Games get the thumbs up

More than 260 athletes competed in the renowned Rotary Disabled Sports Team Championships in Coventry this week, as Rotary did its bit to find the paralympians of the future. The elated team from Leicester were crowned overall winners after taking gold in the kurling, men’s weights, pitstop, shooting, slalom and table tennis disciplines. Paralympians Nigel Read more >

Rotary aims for Schools for All in Africa

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) has selected Leonard Cheshire Disability as its partner charity from 1 July 2008 until 1 July 2009. Over the course of the year RIBI members will seek to raise £500,000 from fundraising and matching grants from their owncharity, The Rotary Foundation, for an inclusive education School 4All Read more >

Rotarian ‘Walks on Water’

A Rotarian who last year became the first disabled person to sail 1,500 miles single-handed around Great Britain has released abook recounting his inspirational journey. Geoff Holt was an 18 year old professional yachtsman when on September 5 1984 he dived into a tropical sea and hit his head on the sand, breaking his neck. Read more >

RI Director helps to End Polio Now

  RI Director Gordon McInally has made a New Year resolution with a difference as he faces up to the challenge of taking part in the 2009 Loony Dook. Gordon, 51, is currently serving his second year on the Board of Directors, but on 1 January 2009 he will be diving into the icy waters Read more >

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