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...

13 Dec

The Nominating Committee of the Rotary Club of Alexandria met on November 17, 2017 to select the 2018 – 2019 Slate of Officers and Directors. The Nominating Committee consisted of President Mike Wicks, President-elect Paul Anderson and the 5 most recent past presidents. They are Tom Roberts, Larry Alberson, Peter Knetemann, Ray Petniunas and John Woods. The election of these Officers and Directors will take place at our lunch...

30 Sep

SPEAKERS FOR OCTOBER 2017

October 3 – District Governor Ronnie Chantker, “Words about District 7610” October 10 – Shannon Steene, “Redevelopment of Carpenter’s Shelter, and What it Means for Alexandria” October 17 – Debbie Evans, “Domestic Violence Services Offered in the City of Alexandria” October 24 – Fred Barnes, “The Current State of American Politics” October 31 – Classification Talks ...

14 Apr

SPEAKERS FOR MAY 2017

May 2 – Jo Sabel Courtney of Cabot Creamer May 9 – Dr. Khan, Neighborhood Health May 16 -Dave Aland, Cyber Security May 23 – Police Chief Brown (remember no meeting on May 30) ...

03 Nov

Sir Stuart Matthews Honored by Home University

Our own Sir Stuart was honored by Hertfordshire University, his home university, when they named a new building the Sir Stuart Matthews Centre.  Below is the information on the whole process.  Hertfordshire is just outside and north of London.  We share the pride of his university in seeing Sir Stuart so honored.   Bottom of Form University of Hertfordshire opens new £120M accommodation News   •  Oct 31, 2016 16:27 GMT New student accommodation at the University of Hertfordshire College Lane Campus officially opened. A redevelopment...