Baroness meets South Wales Rotarians

Baroness Gillian Shephard, Deputy Chair of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, attended a meeting with seventeen Rotary clubs organised by the Rotary Club of Cardiff Breakfast. The Baroness heard about a range of projects carried out by Rotarians in the area, including the Rotary Club of Cardiff Bay Peace Programme, Rotaract, Interact, Rotakids, Read more >

Rotary shows commitment to helping end modern slavery

John Kenny (far right), Past President of Rotary International and Mark Little (far left), Chair of the Rotary Action Group Against Child Slavery, accompanied Judith Diment (second from left), Rotary International Representative to the Commonwealth of Nations, to the Santa Marta Conference on human slavery. The event was organised by the Home Office, Metropolitan Police Read more >

Dolly becomes honorary member

The Rotary Club of Cleethorpes is pleased to announce that American music legend Dolly Parton has become an honorary member, in recognition of the club’s work for her worldwide book project. Dolly is already a honorary member of two Rotary clubs in America and Cleethorpes is the first club in the rest of the world Read more >

Rotarian in live online polio fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Reading Matins has partnered with a YouTube group called The Yogscast to help raise money for End Polio Now, one of five charities selected for The Yogscast yearly Xmas live stream. The Yogscast is a group of YouTube broadcasters who produce gaming-related video content, focused around their main YouTube channel, YOGSCAST Read more >

Lifting people out of poverty

Rotary welcomes the news that the charity Opportunity International UK (OIUK) has been selected for financial support by the UK government as part of its overseas aid programme. Rotarians in the Oxford area and other clubs around Great Britain, Ireland and France, have been working with OIUK and the Rotary Club of Lilongwe in Malawi Read more >

Rotary supports Strictly Democracy

Rotary in London led the way on the metaphorical democratic dancefloor when it hosted an unique event highlighting the contribution of five highly skilled and innovative women. Strictly Democracy, part of the British Federation of Women Graduates Houses of Parliament Week, provided a platform for rising stars from science and research backgrounds. Lottie Birdsall-Strong, studying gender divide Read more >

Rotary treads the boards

Rotary is pleased to announce that it is supporting the Shakespeare Schools Festival (SSF), the UK’s largest youth drama festival, to offer students the opportunity to perform Shakespeare. SSF provides tools, support and guidance to enable students aged 8-18 to perform Shakespeare plays at their local professional theatre to a paying audience. Since it began Read more >

Surgical glove campaign to tackle ebola crisis

Rotary in London has launched a new fundraising campaign to support the Rotary Club of Monrovia’s worldwide effort to help those affected by the ebola crisis. With schools closed, children orphaned and hospitals overwhelmed, the Monrovian Rotarians are using the money raised to source much needed supplies, provide food for quarantined families and help those displaced Read more >

Rotarians in 100,000 poppy sale

Rotary clubs in Nottinghamshire have joined with the Royal British Legion to sell 100,000 specially knitted poppies, created to commemorate the men from the county who were killed in the First World War. Groups and individuals from all over the county took up the challenge from BBC Radio Nottingham to create 11,000 poppies –  one Read more >

Google Doodle celebrates Dr. Jonas Salk

This image comes from today’s ‘Google Doodle’ which celebrates the 100th anniversary of Dr. Jonas Salk. On the 28th October 1914, Jonas Salk was born – a man who would change world history by inventing the first effective vaccine against polio. When the vaccine was introduced in the United States in the 1950s, polls indicated that Read more >

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