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Rotary Weekly
22 March 2019 A roundup of Rotary news
Celebrate World Water Day
Rotary has worked for decades to provide people with clean water by digging wells, laying pipes, providing filters, and installing sinks and toilets. But the biggest challenge has come after the hardware is installed. Too often, projects succeeded at first but eventually failed. As we celebrate World Water Day 22 March, read why Rotary has shifted its focus over the past several years to emphasize education, collaboration, and sustainability.
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This week's stories
Why returned Peace Corps Volunteers make great members 

The Rotary Club of Denver LoDo, Colorado, USA, recently increased its membership by 50 percent by welcoming 10 returned Peace Corps Volunteers, who formed a satellite group. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers are expected to continue to be involved with community service, making Rotary an ideal fit for them. Charlie Masilae Hunt, himself a returned volunteer and Rotarian, explains why Rotary and Peace Corps are a perfect match and how to recruit returned volunteers. 

Youth Exchange experience grows Roots of Peace

Heidi Kühn arrived in Utsunomiya, Japan, in 1975, a few months after the end of the Vietnam War. She was a Rotary Youth Exchange student, and what she saw and experienced in Japan led her to found Roots of Peace. The nonprofit has worked to remove hundreds of thousands of land mines and other unexploded ordnance from farmland and replace them with productive fields, such as orchards and vineyards. 

Share your convention moments with us
Learn more about the 2019 Rotary Convention in Hamburg including this year’s program, and share your favorite convention moments with us. The last day to receive preregistration savings is 31 March. 
 
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Council on Legislation to review policy changes
Rotary members from all over the world will gather in Chicago on 14-18 April to consider changes to the Constitutional documents that guide Rotary International and its member clubs.
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