Scottish Parliament celebrates World Polio Day

Members of the Scottish Parliament recognised World Polio Day showing their support for Rotary’s efforts to eradicate the disease across the world. They attended a photo call immediately after First Minister’s Questions on the Garden Lobby stairs in the Parliament, donning their Rotary purple crocus buttonholes. The event was organised by Rotary International in Scotland Read more >

World Polio Day 2017 – Best of Social Media

To mark World Polio Day, millions of Rotarians, campaigners, vaccinators, supporters and volunteers came together to celebrate World Polio Day. Social media was absolutely buzzing around the world – here are our highlights! Rotary goes live to the world One of the highlights of World Polio Day is always Rotary’s worldwide live stream event. This Read more >

Paralympian Ade Joins Rotary’s World Polio Day Celebrations At Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Paralympian and polio survivor Ade Adepitan, TV presenters Konnie Huq and Julia Roberts, also a polio survivor, joined members of the public and Rotarians for a mass planting of 50,000 purple crocuses at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The event was organised by Rotary to mark World Polio Day on 24th October 2017. The fountains outside Read more >

Meet the people on the front line of polio eradication

In 2017, we are closer than ever to eradicating polio for good. So far this year, there have been just 12 cases worldwide, the lowest ever in a single year. To mark World Polio Day, we take a look at the inspiring stories of individuals on the front line in the fight against polio in Read more >

A sensational sporting summer

It has been a memorable few months for several of Britain’s talented stars with a Rotary link on the track, in the pool and on the tennis court. What a sensational summer of sport it has been for a proud collection of Rotary-inspired sportsmen and women. A year ago, Rotary clubs in East Anglia rallied Read more >

Rotarians and ShelterBox on the ground following Rohingya crisis

More than half a million Rohingya people are facing fresh perils living in makeshift camps in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh where the coming cyclone season threatens to wash away their flimsy plastic shelters. Rotarian Liz Odell is currently working in Bangladesh as a response volunteer with the charity ShelterBox. “Conditions are dire, with most people Read more >

Distinct and Identical – Rotary Peace Scholar shares his experiences

By Will McInerney, Rotary Peace Scholar Saturday 28th October will see the Annual Bill Huntley Memorial Peace Seminar take place at the University of Bradford. Will McInerney is an American Rotary Peace Scholar and part of the 2016/17 cohort who will be presenting the Seminar. The theme for this year is ‘Paths to Peace’ and Read more >

Polio hits Hollywood big screen in Breathe

An inspirational true story of polio, paralysis and love without limits is hitting the big screens this month – and you can see the film before its full release at four Rotary charity screenings. Breathe follows adventurous and charismatic Robin Cavendish, played by Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge, Silence), who has his whole life ahead of Read more >

Scotland Rotarian among Rotary’s Six Champions of Peace

Scottish Rotarian Jean Best will be honoured in Geneva next month as part of the Rotary Day at the United Nations. Jean, a member of the Rotary Club of Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway, leads a peace project designed to teach teenagers conflict resolution skills. These can be used to create peace-related service projects in Read more >

United Nations to mark Rotary Day in Geneva

Rotary Day at the United Nations will be held for the first time at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on November 11th to celebrate the two organisations’ shared vision for peace and highlight the vital humanitarian activities that Rotary and the UN lead around the world. “Peace is much more than the mere absence Read more >

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