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Helping to dump polio with Rotary Grand Tour

Remember the Iron Lung Man – well Roger Frank is back! Roger is the creator behind the iron lung replica which has been wheeled around the country to teach a new generation about polio. Now he and his teammates Arthur Littlefair, John Taylor and Alan McViety are one of over 50 teams with their keys Read more >

Rotary Young Chef 2018 cooks up a storm

Seven cooking enthusiasts aged between 13 and 16 battled it out in the kitchens of the Abraham Darby Academy in the national final of Rotary Young Chef 2018, but there could only be one winner. The judges tasted dishes, examined the presentation and the methods used, and after much deliberation chose their champion. Huge congratulations Read more >

Befriending scheme which tackles loneliness

Mike Curtis tells the story of how a Rotarian and an RAF widow bonded over Burma – a friendship which has helped spawn a befriending project. Stroma Williams was only 12 weeks old when her father was killed in a flying accident in 1944. Now, nearly 75 years later, the wartime experiences of her father Read more >

Rotary’s polio campaign prominent at Commonwealth Summit

Commonwealth leaders have lent their support in the fight against polio, with Rotary taking a prominent role at the recent seven-day summit in London. 53 Heads of State, Foreign Ministers, Ambassadors and High Commissioners, were joined by 5,000 delegates from across the world for the event. In a 54-point communiqué issued following the summit, the Read more >

Rotary bangs the drum at CHOGM 2018

53 performers, one representing each Commonwealth nation, helped kick off the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) with a bang – literally – thanks to Rotary in London. The days when the CHOGM were an exclusive event for Heads of State are long gone. These days, the Forums have an equally central role, and at Read more >

Rotary’s polio volunteers celebrated at government reception

Government Minister Penny Mordaunt has saluted the work of Rotary’s immunisation programme in India over the past decade. 16 million Indian children have been directly vaccinated as part of the Rotary-supported initiative which enabled India to be declared polio-free in 2014. Hundreds of Rotarians from Great Britain & Ireland have participated annually in the polio Read more >

Stirring up a delight

Two members of Newbury Rotary Club have just returned from Tanzania having promised seven primary schools, each with over 1,000 pupils, that they will all receive breakfast at school three times a week. The schools are on the Lake Victoria island of Ukerewe, accessible only by a three and half hour ferry journey from the Read more >

Princess Royal: “Rotary is for communities everywhere”

The Princess Royal has paid tribute to Rotary members for the work they do in communities across the globe. Princess Anne, who is an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Elgin, in Scotland, spent more than two hours visiting the Rotary in Great Britain & Ireland annual conference in Torquay on April 7th. Besides Read more >

International Champions of Change 2018

International heroes from across Great Britain and Ireland will be honoured at the fifth annual awards night in Cardiff on 18th May. Unsung heroes from across Great Britain and Ireland will be honoured at the fifth annual awards night in Cardiff on 18th May. The Lord Mayor of Cardiff will host the event in the City Read more >

Home Champions of Change 2018

Home heroes from across Great Britain and Ireland will be honoured at the fifth annual awards night in Cardiff on 18th May. Unsung heroes from across Great Britain and Ireland will be honoured at the fifth annual awards night in Cardiff on 18th May. The Lord Mayor of Cardiff will host the event in the City Read more >

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