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 >

$450 million polio pledge highlight of Rotary Convention

Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a commitment of up to $450 million to support the eradication of polio. To an audience of nearly 40,000 Rotary members attending the Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Bill Gates and Rotary International President John Germ, renewed Rotary’s longstanding support for ending polio in a keynote Read more >

Rotary’s polio story brought to Bewdley museum

Rotary’s fight to end polio has been the focus of a new exhibition at Bewdley museum, organised by the local Rotary club. At the centre of the exhibition is an ‘Alligator’ Iron Lung, designed by George T. Smith-Clarke who was born in Bewdley. Iron Lungs, or more correctly, respirators, saved the lives of many polio Read more >

Highlights from 2017 National Rotary KidsOut Day

Each year, Rotary teams up with KidsOut for the National Rotary KidsOut Day, giving thousands of disadvantaged children the chance to experience fun trips and days out, and 2017 was no different. Over the last 25 years, this collaboration has allowed over 650,000 children to visit theme parks, activity centres and seaside resorts across Great Read more >

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