Merry Christmas from RIBI

Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland (RIBI) is wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and saying a heartfelt thank you for your continued support. To celebrate this time of year and to share the cheer, try the RIBI Christmas Card. Watch out for the little robin! 2011 could be your year Read more >

Bloomin? marvellous record set for lifesaving campaign

Rotary members have, today, been awarded the Guinness World Record for the greatest number of people planting bulbs at the same time, in aid of Thanks For Life, the campaign to raise awareness and funds for polio eradication. The Rotary Club of Hitchin Tilehouse, Hertfordshire, recruited 636 participants to plant purple Ruby Giant crocus bulbs Read more >

RIBI ready for National Citizen Service

Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland (RIBI) is delighted to announce that it will be delivering National Citizen Service Green, part of the coalition government’s Big Society vision, in partnership with the Field Studies Council (FSC) and Action. Rotary clubs in pilot areas across England* will provide 16 year olds with environmental opportunities and Read more >

Rotary responding to Congo polio outbreak

In response to the polio outbreak in the Congo, Rotary International and partners, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, WHO, UNICEF, and the CDC, are taking action. Rotary is providing a total of US$500,000 in emergency grants for immediate polio immunisation efforts throughout the country. Nearly a hundred people have died in the outbreak, with 226 Read more >

Radio Four digs Rotary

BBC Radio Four presenter, Allan Beswick, speaks to Anjie Clay, a Sherwood Sunriser, about being in Rotary. The sun was barely up on Saturday morning but the Rotary Club of Sherwood Sunrisers were digging into the Nottingham City Hospital garden to tidy up the fallen Autumn leaves. Joining District Governor Val Leivers and the rest Read more >

Rotary Club of Hitchin Tilehouse plants new world record

Photograph: Getting stuck in. Some of the willing volunteers. Photo by Andrew Hyde. The Rotary Club of Hitchin Tilehouse, District 1260, is waiting to hear if they have officially set the new Guinness World Record for the greatest number of people planting bulbs at the same time. The bizarre feat was achieved when the Hertfordshire Read more >

Rotary Peace Fellows on world stage

Photograph: This year’s Rotary Peace Fellows who will go on to bring conflict resolution to many parts of the world. Bradford University played host to international peace experts when the Bill Huntley Seminar showcased the unique Rotary scheme that helps to promote world understanding and reduce conflict. Rotary Peace Fellows promote national and international cooperation, Read more >

Rotary aid on way to combat cholera in Haiti

Photograph: Water Survival Box near Leogane, Haiti. Image courtesy of Pompieres sans Frontieres. The alarming news of a cholera outbreak in Haiti has further spurred Rotary’s rapid response boxes into action. Water Survival Box (WSB) was amongst the first responders to the disaster zone when the earthquake struck in January this year. WSB chair, Hugo Read more >

Polio cases rise in flood hit Pakistan

Photograph: The devastating effect of polio. The virus attacks the nervous system causing paralysis and, in some cases, death. Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland (RIBI) is deeply concerned and saddened about the sudden increase of polio cases which have been discovered in flood hit areas of Pakistan. The figures, from colleagues at UNICEF Read more >

Get ready to plant one on polio

Friday October 1st 2010 sees London’s Trafalgar Square being handed over to Thanks for Life for a day. Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI), the Eden Project and the International Flower Bulb Centre (IFBC) are joining forces to launch the Big Bulb Plant in conjunction with Thanks for Life. A massive stage is Read more >

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