Rotary Weekly
13 July 2018 A roundup of Rotary news
Canada a champion in polio eradication
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accepted Rotary's Polio Eradication Champion Award at the Rotary Convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in recognition of his country's contributions to polio eradication. Canada has been a strong contributor to polio eradication efforts for decades.
MusiCamp breaks down barriers
Sharon Bay, a member of the Downtown Breakfast Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, and her husband have hosted talented young musicians from other countries for the past four years. Part of District 5340's MusiCamp, a short-term youth exchange, the program allows students to experience new cultures and make new friends while planting the seeds for greater international understanding. Read more about how the program has been breaking down barriers in Sharon's blog post for Rotary Voices.
E-club of nomads builds connections
Spread out across thousands of square miles in eastern states of Australia, members of the Rotary E-Club of Australia Nomads fire up laptops, tablets, and smartphones and log on to weekly club meetings from their RVs using a teleconferencing app. Members map routes for the jamborees, service projects, and fundraising they plan to do with their club. Read more about this innovative club in The Rotarian online.
How to host a Rotary Day
In an effort to increase membership and highlight Rotary’s inspiring work, RI President Barry Rassin is urging clubs and districts to organize fun, informal community events called Rotary Days. Any club, big or small, can host a Rotary Day. Neighboring clubs can pool their resources and co-host an event, and entire districts can come together for a large-scale Rotary Day.
Computer damage causes issues
On 15 June, Rotary International World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA, experienced a water leak in our data center that caused severe damage to hardware. We are continuing to experience intermittent technical issues and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
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