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June-July 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.

People of Action

When there is a problem, Rotary asks “how can we help?” Rotary clubs across the UK and Ireland have mobilised to support their communities during COVID-19. Head to @RotaryGBI on Twitter and check out our thread of over 100 club projects. Or search #RotaryResponds to see how clubs around the world are rallying to give support.

Snail Mail Sunshine

A day rarely goes by when Queen Elizabeth Interact Club in Darlington aren’t posting something positive on their Twitter account. They are

@QEInteractClub – a must follow! They’ve sent over 1,000 cards to isolated elderly people in their community for their Snail Mail Sunshine project. Amazing!

#HealthyAtHome

The World Health Organization has been at the centre of the coronavirus response, and their Instagram account, @WHO, is full of important tips on staying healthy. From how to prepare food, to being active at home, or supporting a child with autism.

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We are better together

During lockdown, Rotary GB&I launched a brand new online series of events called togetherTalks. The online sessions with leading speakers give viewers the chance to interact and engage with guests they wouldn’t ordinarily encounter from the comfort of their own home. Head to our YouTube channel to catch up with the guests so far.

Inspiring young people

2020 has seen another group of inspiring young people win Rotary Young Citizen Awards, all of whom were interviewed live on BBC News! Catch up on those interviews and hear their inspiring stories on our YouTube channel.

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Home Heroes

The 2.6 Challenge has taken the nation by storm, encouraging you to safely fundraise in weird and wonderful ways to boost the income of the country’s charities. Search #TwoPointSixChallenge on Twitter to see how people have been getting on!

Polio infrastructure tackling COVID-19

Fighting #COVID19 requires worldwide solidarity. Check out the @EndPolioNow Twitter account to see how and why the polio programme is committed to lending its tools, workforce and surveillance network to help countries respond.

#NHSHeroes

The job that all key workers are doing to keep the country moving is exceptional, including those in our hospitals, care homes and other healthcare settings. Tweet #NHSHeroes to show your support for our frontline health workers!

#RotaryResponds Telethon

Over 65,000 viewers worldwide tuned in to the #RotaryResponds Telethon, which raised over $525,000, enough to fund 21 grants toward COVID-19 response efforts. Head to the video section of Rotary International’s Facebook page to catch up and watch highlights from Rotary clubs around the world.

Saluting Captain Tom

You’ll have all seen 100-year-old war veteran’s record breaking fundraising, but you can also give him a follow on Twitter, @CaptainTomMoore, which at the time of writing has over 300,000 followers! He has captured our hearts during lockdown!

2020 Convention goes virtual

This year’s Rotary International Convention is going virtual, from 20th – 26th June! Be sure to visit the RI Convention website, riconvention.org or find our more on the Events section of Rotary International’s Facebook page to find out what’s on.

Stay in the loop

As well as the Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland social media pages, you can also follow the Rotary Magazine Editor, Dave King, on Twitter and Facebook, where you’ll find loads of content from clubs around the UK and Ireland. Go to @RotaryEditor to give Dave a follow!

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