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By Kerry Jacobson I feel more urgently than ever the need to share how polio impacted my life. In 1952, I contracted bulbar-polio, the rarest and most dangerous of the strains of the polio virus. I had just turned 7. I caught the virus from a neighborhood…
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Having been diagnosed with a less deadly strain of Polio after working in Tajikistan, I can empathize with Kerry and share this message to my peers. I don't favor the message that we are so very close to a cure because despite the numbers, this is the most difficult stretch of the eradication of the disease and more energy and money is needed than ever. 
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By Rotary Heritage Communications staff In My Road to Rotary, Paul Harris recalled how his longing for friendship like that he had known in Vermont was one of his inspirations for founding Rotary in 1905. But in 1935, in This Rotarian Age, he wrote of the…
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This week marks 110 years since Paul P. Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram E. Shorey gathered in Loehr’s office in Room 711 of the Unity Building in downtown Chicago for what would become known as the first Rotary club meeting. It also…
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I will put together a brief sequence of events of the early years of Rotarian involvement in the poliomyelitis epidemic that culminated in Rotary turning it into the cause they have championed for the past 30 years...a few determined individuals, in Australia of all places, drove this from one bloke having an idea in the 70's and connecting with a friend who knew someone of influence.....very interesting story of people who were not interested in getting the credit. They used the Rotarian network of connections to change the world.
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Join Raya at the World Water Summit #ricon15

If you have a passion for helping communities all over the world improve their access to clean water and sanitation, you won’t want to miss World Water Summit 7 on 4 June, immediately prior to the Rotary Convention in São Paulo. The water summit is your…
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Merci pour votre engagement pour que chacun puisse trouver l'eau potable pour sa consommation. Mon projet c'est donner l'eau de manière durable en reboisant autour des forages, des puits afin que les arbres favorisent l'infiltration de l'eau en saison pluvieuse pour alimenter les nappes phréatiques de manière continue et durable.
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Register today to hear Dr. Óscar Arias Sánchez, former president of Costa Rica (1986-90 and 2006-10) and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize during the Rotary Peace Symposium 4-5 June. During his first term as president, Arias brokered a peace agreement…
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Be recharged in Sao Paulo

Register for the 2015 Rotary Convention by 31 March to save off the cost of on-site registration. Connect with Rotarians over your favorite blend. It’s the Brazilian way! And when São Paulo locals invite you for coffee, simply answer, “Sim, por favor…
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Dr. Geetha Jayaram has dedicated her life to helping people in her native India and the United States overcome the torment of severe depression, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, and other mental illnesses. She is a psychiatrist and associate professor at…
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By Margaret Lesjak, Rotary Club of Broken Hill South, New South Wales, Australia I grew up in Sydney. So attending my first Rotary convention last year in Sydney was less about the location and more about meeting people from all over the world. My days…
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How cool was Sydney....lived the dream.
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Why we need to share Rotary's good news

By Nisha Kotecha, president of the Rotaract Club of Hampstead, Hendon and Golders Green, England I know a Rotary Club that has changed the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of young people over the years. I know this because I have attended some of…
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Rtn. prabhavathi from Hyderabad, faculty in college of social work.I feel the same way that you do. We, the R C .chandanagar , RC puram trying for a BRILLE type mechine for SAIBABA SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND, CAN ANY ONE FROM THERE HELP US TO BUY US ONE..We from the club also contribute some money.Sorry for taking liberty but my passion for the club is such..
 
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By Neal Beard, past president of the Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA Rotary members from District 6760 returned from Central America on 5 Feburary, after completing a 59-home electrification project in Chaguiton, Honduras. This was the tenth…
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This year is the 30th since Rotary launched its campaign to rid the world of polio. During a speech at Rotary’s annual training event for leaders on 23 February, 1985, then President Carlos Canseco announced what he called “the biggest news in Rotary,” an…
This year is the 30th since Rotary launched its campaign to rid the world of polio. During a speech at Rotary’s annual training event for leaders on 23 February, 1985, then President Carlos Canseco...
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By Charlene Santala Gearing, public relations chair, Rotary Club of Kapolei Sunset, Hawaii, USA Are you familiar with the word serendipity? That certainly seems like what has happened for the Rotary Club of Kapolei Sunset, Hawaii. We started the project…
By Charlene Santala Gearing, public relations chair, Rotary Club of Kapolei Sunset, Hawaii, USA Are you familiar with the word serendipity? That certainly seems like what has happened for the Rotar...
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