August-September 2020 | Articles

The Rotary Social

The Rotary Social

What is being watched, posted, liked, shared and tweeted around Rotary, COVID-19 and more in the world of social media.

Ready to respond

The grip of COVID-19 only adds to the challenges in responding to natural disasters, which are still occurring around the globe. Despite being ‘shut down’ during the pandemic, Aquabox, a Rotary supported charity supplying water filtration kits to disaster zones, has delivered essential aid to Kolkata following Cyclone Amphan. Head to Aquabox’s Facebook page for the latest updates on its activity.

Thank you Rotary!

To mark the start of a new Rotary year, members of the ShelterBox team from around the world said a huge ‘thank you’ to Rotary clubs and volunteers for their support. Rotary’s contribution is vital in raising funds and providing support on the ground during their response to a disaster. Head to ShelterBox’s Facebook page to watch the video.

Convention catch up

The Rotary International Convention went virtual this year, and you can catch up now on the opening sessions from the weekend on Rotary International’s YouTube channel. Join thousands who tuned in worldwide to discover how clubs are supporting their communities with special guests, and much more!

Making Caring Visable

As part of #CarersWeek, Rotary GB&I announced a yearlong partnership with @CarersUK. This year’s Carers Week focused on #MakeCaringVisible with thousands pledging their support to raise awareness for the challenges being faced by the estimated 6.5 million unpaid carers in the UK.

Young Musician Goes Virtual

COVID-19 has put paid to many events, including Rotary’s youth competition finals. But Rotary member Douglas Gilmour has created a Rotary Young Musician Virtual Concert with regional finalists from this year, in support of two charities. Head to YouTube to watch the concert.

Handover With A Difference

For Launceston Rotary in Cornwall, the change in Rotary year saw a handover with a difference as chains of office were exchanged in socially distanced fashion, by drone! Head to Launceston Rotary’s Facebook page to view the full clip.

Change The World

Two Rotary Young Citizens were among the 184 winners of this year’s Diana Award, recognising changemakers around the world. Head to The Diana Award YouTube channel to watch their virtual ceremony, meet some inspirational winners and celebrity guests.

A Shared Vision

June 2020 marked 75 years since the signing of the United Nations Charter to support peace after WWII. Head to the video section of Rotary International’s Facebook page to see the part Rotary played in the UN’s formation.

Follow Us On Instagram

Are you on Instagram? So are we! Head to @RotaryGBI and give us a follow to see even more Rotary pictures, videos and social media content!

Catch Up On TogetherTalks

Covering a wide range of topics from business to volunteering, the environment and personal development, Rotary GB&I’s togetherTalks series gives you access to world class speakers. A reminder that you can catch up on demand on all of the events so far by subscribing to Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland’s YouTube channel.

Rotary Honour For Captain Tom

Lockdown hero Captain Sir Tom Moore was recently awarded a notable Rotary honour – a Paul Harris Fellowship. You can watch the full virtual handover with Captain Sir Tom on the Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland YouTube channel.

Six Million Steps Challenge

Congratulations to members of Worcester Vigornia Rotary who smashed their charity challenge to walk 6 million steps – around 3,000 miles – in 30 days! They’re @VigorniaRotary on Twitter, give them a follow.

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