Christmas message from RIBI President John Minhinick

As 2012 draws to an end, I would like to extend my thanks to everyone, everywhere who has made this year a tremendous success in communities at home and overseas. From the Rotary Global Swimarathon in February, organised by the Rotary Club of Grantham, set a new world record and brought Rotary together all over Read more >

Rotary pedal power helps End Polio Now

Ninety Rotarian cyclists from clubs in America adopted pedal power for polio eradication and have raised over USD$375,000. The El Tour de Tucson took riders, including RI General Secretary John Hewko and his wife Marga, through Arizona. The Rotary team was joined by 9,000 riders from around the world completing various course distances. Rotarians have Read more >

Spotty success for Rotary clubs and BBC Children in Need

Rotary clubs are being thanked for their support for BBC Children in Need after contributions helped donations to top £26m on the night. The Rotary Club of Horsham featured on the national television broadcast when thanks were given for their mascot madness and the efforts of clubs countrywide. The family fun day can be seen Read more >

Lost lunch raises hundreds for Foundation

Many Rotary clubs enjoy a quick bit to eat when they meet up but one club in England decided to make a change and make a difference. Colchester Rotarians gave up their normal lunch and raised an amazing £600 to help The Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Club of Colchester Forum meeting venue donated a frugal Read more >

Rotary Scholar bids farewell to UK

Rotary Scholar Masumi Ono first came to the United Kingdom as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar in 2007 from Tokai-mura in Japan. She was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tokai-Naka, District 2820 Japan. Dr Bill Ward of the Rotary Club of Colchester Forum and his wife Marilyn generously became Masumi’s hosts. She became a Read more >

Poppy Appeal boost from local Rotary clubs

Rotary clubs across the country have shown support for Remembrance Sunday. In Nottingham, Rotary members were personally asked by the Lord Mayor to help out for a second year, following the tremendous success of last year’s support in the area. Past District Governor Rotarian Val Leivers, who organises the collections, says the clubs are very Read more >

Rotary working with BBC Children in Need

Rotary clubs across Great Britain and Ireland are helping BBC Children in Need as the organisation partners with the charity for the second year running. Many clubs have been out and about in communities and doing all sorts of activities to help raise funds for projects which will enhance the lives of youngsters. From static Read more >

Disabled athletes rise to challenge in sports championships

Things were fast and fun at the weekend as disabled athletes from across England took part in the 31st English Disabled Sports Team Championships, supported by their local Rotary clubs. The games at the Xcel Leisure Centre in Coventry involved ten teams from across the Midlands participating in a weekend of competitive activities including New Read more >

A double first for peace

Rotary District 1090 has been successful in gaining two Rotary International Peace Student awards. Amardeep Kainth has been given a Rotary World Peace Scholarship to study Peace and Conflict Resolution for two years at the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan, starting next summer. Her application had the endorsement of the Rotary Club of Reading. Read more >

India anti-polio drive gets British volunteer boost

34 British Rotarians are joining Rotary members in India for a major anti-polio vaccination drive. 170 million children, aged up to five years old, will be immunised in one day, 4th November, thanks to Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign. The team members are funding their own airfares and ready to roll up their sleeves in Read more >

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