UK leads final push to make polio history

Rotary’s president in Great Britain and Ireland has welcomed the UK government’s £100 million cash boost towards the global battle against polio. Denis Spiller said he was proud that Rotary has been the catalyst for a worldwide campaign which, he believes, will help in the final push towards eliminating polio for good. International Development Secretary, Read more >

World Para-athletics medal success for Rotary Young Citizens

Two Rotary Young Citizen Award winners have enjoyed medal success as part of the Great Britain squad at the 2017 World Para-athletics Championships in London. Samantha Kinghorn and Kare Adenegan were recipients of the Young Citizen Wheelchair Sports Award, sponsored by WheelPower, at the Rotary Young Citizen Awards in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Samantha is Read more >

Rotary remembers Sam Owori for his ‘quiet confidence,’ integrity, and friendship

The Rotary flags in front of Rotary International World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA, and Rotary offices around the world fly at half-mast this week as friends and colleagues mourn President-elect Sam F. Owori, who died on 13th July from complications after surgery. With an engaging smile and a calming voice, Sam put everyone he Read more >

ShelterBox helps Grenfell Tower therapy group

Rotary project partner ShelterBox has responded to a request from a therapy group helping young people and adults traumatised by the Grenfell Tower fire. It has provided all-weather cover for a range of outdoor activities and counselling sessions designed to help this damaged community recover. Kids on the Green is a collective of trained therapists Read more >

Purple4Polio Photo Competition winners announced

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2016/17 Purple4Polio photo competition. In the winter of 2016, Rotary clubs teamed up with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), including their Britain in Bloom and community gardening groups to plant 7 million crocus corms across Great Britain and Ireland. The purple crocus is a symbol of Rotary’s Read more >

The Changing Face of Rotary – World’s Youngest Rotary President?

The person thought to be the world’s youngest Rotary club President may well have taken the reins at Manchester’s newest club. Manchester Trailblazers Rotary Club is certainly living up to its name having recently named 22-year-old Martin Judd as their new President for the year. He is also among the youngest in Rotary’s 112-year international Read more >

Rotary welcomes Denis Spiller as new President

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland is welcoming Denis Spiller as President for 2017/18. “It might be mid-summer, but for Rotary, 1st July is New Year’s Day and I am excited to be taking over as President of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland for the next 12 months.” Denis commented. “The coming year Read more >

Afghan Girl provokes reflection in Rotary Young Writer

One of the most iconic photographs of all time was the inspiration for a winning story in this year’s Rotary Young Writer competition. As is often the case with the Rotary Young Writer competition, entrants have their creative flair put to the test with a theme that serves up a great deal of imagination. For Read more >

Rotary Young Photographers are Picture Perfect

Perfectly capturing a single moment in time is one of the gifts of a talented photographer. Budding snappers put their skills to the test in the Rotary Young Photographer competition. This year’s theme of Reflection allowed entrants to explore both literal and metaphorical ideas around the word. For some, reflection was about capturing the juxtaposition Read more >

Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair makes visit to thank Irish Rotarians

Rotary’s biggest ever celebration is underway – a year-long, global celebration of The Rotary Foundation’s 100 years of Doing Good in the World. And this week that celebration came to Belfast, with the arrival of Kalyan Banerjee – The Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair and 101st Rotary President – who has made the visit from the Read more >

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