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Rotary Weekly
18 January 2019 A roundup of Rotary news
After the storm
A year after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, local Rotary members continue to rebuild homes and lives. Mayagüez is home to 75,000 people and to the island’s second-oldest Rotary club after San Juan. In the past, the club carried out smaller projects, but the massive devastation caused by Maria motivated members to do more to help their neighbors, especially the very poor.
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This week's stories
5 ways to use your DDF

District Designated Funds never expire. But by not using them, districts miss out on opportunities to involve members in the life-changing work of The Rotary Foundation and use donors’ money to do good in the world. Find five excellent ways to use your DDFs to make a difference.

10 years of riding to end polio 

Ten years ago, a loose association of Rotarians fielded a team that rode in El Tour de Tucson and raised about $10,000 ($30,000 if you include the match by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation). Eighty-five cyclists came to Tucson in 2018 from as far away as France and Australia. Cumulatively since the idea was birthed, the ride has raised over $53.3 million. 

Clubs benefit from flexible membership models
The 2016 Council on Legislation paved the way for clubs to pursue flexible membership models. Read how some clubs have used this flexibility to stay relevant to their communities.
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Get theme materials
RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to expand connections to their communities and to grow Rotary by embracing innovative membership models.
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