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Rotary Weekly
16 November 2018 A roundup of Rotary news
Honoring ingenuity
Innovation was the theme at Rotary Day at the United Nations on 10 November. Nearly a thousand Rotary leaders, members, and guests from around the world met in Nairobi, Kenya, to hear about creative solutions to challenging world problems. Six Rotaract and Rotary members age 35 or under were also honored as Rotary People of Action: Young Innovators. 
This week's stories
Painting the way to peace

Yesenia Uribe, a Rotaractor in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, attended a workshop held by the Institute of Economics and Peace last year, and was inspired to put into practice the message she learned that peace starts in small communities. Members of her Rotaract Club of Juárez Integra began an ambitious project to paint murals in graffiti-ridden public spaces to create a clean and safe environment. 

Multiplier effect

At first glance, everything about the Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown seems modest. Its meeting space is a cozy conference room in the lobby of a downtown high-rise; its roster 11 members at the start of this Rotary year, and even its short list of past presidents includes several of whom have held the office more than once in the club’s 10-year history. But it's achievements are disproportionate to its size. The secret: every member is an active member. 

The Rotary Foundation receives highest rating
For the 11th straight year, The Rotary Foundation has received a four-star rating, the highest possible, from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator. 
Golf with legend Jack Nicklaus
Twelve generous supporters of Rotary's polio eradication efforts will have the opportunity to play golf with legend Jack Nicklaus, a Rotary ambassador for polio eradication. To qualify, donors need to complete a gift intent form and make the full donation by 22 January 2019.

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