This author Chris H has created 161 entries.

01 Feb

Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation extending fundraising partnership to eradicate polio

Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation extending fundraising partnership to eradicate polio Partnership will infuse an additional US$450 million into global polio eradication effort EVANSTON, Il. (January 22, 2020) – Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are renewing their longstanding partnership to end polio, announcing a joint commitment of up to $450 million to support the global polio eradication effort. “Because of the efforts of Rotary and its partners, almost 19 million people are walking today who would have otherwise...

01 Feb

How Rotary’s emblem evolved

Rotary  Club of Chicago emblem, circa 1906. The Rotary wheel, unchanged since 1924, was redesigned many times in the early years of the organization.  A Rotary Club of Chicago emblem that featured a wagon wheel influenced early logos of other clubs and Rotary International.  Early club emblem In 1905, Montague M. Bear, an engraver and member of the Rotary Club of Chicago, sketched a wagon wheel with 13 spokes as a club emblem. When fellow club members began to complain that the...

20 Jan

Incoming RI president announces 2020-21 presidential theme

Rotary International President-elect Holger Knaack is encouraging Rotarians to seize the many opportunities Rotary offers to enrich their lives and the communities they serve. Watch the theme address Knaack, a member of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany, revealed the 2020-21 presidential theme, Rotary Opens Opportunities, to incoming district governors at the Rotary International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA, on 20 January. Rotary isn’t just a club for people to join, but rather “an invitation to endless opportunities,” said Knaack, who becomes...

07 Jan

Toastmasters and Rotary partner to help members grow professionally and make a difference in their communities

Toastmasters and Rotary partner to help members grow professionally and make a difference in their communities ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 7, 2020 — Members of Toastmasters and Rotary will enhance their skills, broaden their networks and increase their positive impact in communities through a new collaboration. The ongoing relationship between the two organizations will begin at the grassroots level with local club members learning and working together. Additionally, Toastmasters will create a set of eight structured communication and leadership development courses for Rotary with...

30 Oct

Rotary provides millions in polio funding as wild polio virus type 3 is eradicated

Rotary provides millions in polio funding as wild poliovirus type 3 is eradicated US$50 million will impact over 38 million children as the program reaches two key milestones: wild poliovirus type 3 eradication and Africa reaching three years with no wild poliovirus transmission Read more… https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-provides-millions-polio-funding-wild-poliovirus-type-3-eradicated ...

17 Apr

2nd Annual Rotary Golf Tournament

A Tradition unlike any other…⛳️🏌🏼‍♂️💪🏽🐯 The 2nd Annual Rotary Club of Alexandria’s golf tournament held at the Belle Haven Country Club this Monday April 22!Want to be part of a foursome? Please Let Roger Grooms (rgroom77@gmail.com) know right away. 18 hole scramble with cart, drink cart all day, a box lunch will be provided with dinner after the tournament!Come show your best birdie, or bogey dances on Monday! 🐥⛳️🐥 $195 per golfer, please reach out to Roger Grooms right...

21 Jun

MEALS ON WHEELS NEEDS YOU

Dear Fellow Rotarians, We are scheduled to deliver Meals on Wheels on Saturday June 24 and Sunday June 25. Please let me know if you can help on either of these date. John Moorman needs a partner on Sunday and we need two people to cover one route on Saturday! Saturday meals are picked up at 10:00 AM and on Sunday at 12:00 PM at Jeffery’s Catering (4415 Wheeler Avenue). Thank you very much for your support of this vital program for Alexandria’s most vulnerable seniors! Mary Lee...

11 Oct

World Runs Out of Time

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11 Oct

We Hear Your Prayers

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