We meet Tuesdays mornings at 7:00 am
twice per month
Bollocks Pub & Kitchen
736 Kingston Rd.
We also meet Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm once per month
(Check the Calendar for Dates/Times/Venues/Maps)
Pollinator habitats installed at Pickering park to help boost bee population
“We at the Pickering Rotary Club are proud to take an active part with the City of Pickering, the TRCA (Toronto and Region Conservation Authority), and SoRo (South Rosebank) Good Neighbours to ensure that important issues such as the declining bee population can be addressed,” said Perry Halls, Pickering Rotary member and past president. “We are hoping that this type of project can be repeated throughout the province and indeed all over the world.”
Connecting Employers to a Valuable Workforce
The goal of at Rotary at Work is to help people with a disability find meaningful work. That means a real job with real pay, commensurate for the position.
Rotary at Work is a new business to business educational program that takes a fresh look at disability and how this market segment can contribute to the workforce.
Alumni recognized for expanding mental health services and supporting Rotary’s work
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.
Jayaram is a psychiatrist and associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. Her work expanding access to mental health services is much needed. Depression affects at least 350 million people and is the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.
Rotary releases $34.8 million for polio immunization activities worldwide
Rotary International released an additional $34.8 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, the three countries where the disease has never been stopped.
The funds, whose release was announced 20 January, will be used by the World Health Organization and UNICEF for polio immunization and surveillance activities in the 10 countries, as well as to provide technical assistance in several other countries in Africa.
More than three years after an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster triggered widespread devastation in Japan, the physical scars are beginning to mend. Debris has been removed. Coastal communities are being rebuilt. Farming and fishing have resumed, and thousands of people have moved in to new housing. RI
A Dangerous Idea Offers Hope for Girls in Afghanistan.
In 2005, Razia Jan came up with a dangerous idea: to start a free private school for girls in her native Afghanistan. The Taliban were using extreme violence to keep girls from learning. In 2008, the year she opened the school, terrorists in the country -- armed with bombs, poison gas, guns, grenades, and acid -- killed 149 teachers, students, and employees in Afghan schools. RI
Polio Vaccinators Earn Community Trust in Pakistan
No polio vaccinator had ever set foot in Killi Baksho, near Pakistan's rugged northwest border with Afghanistan. Most people there have long opposed immunization, believing the polio vaccine causes infertility or AIDS.
Leonor Fraser and other members of her Rotary club arrived in Masaya, Nicaragua, ready to deliver shoes to the elementary schoolchildren and play with them.
It immediately became apparent that the school, located near a diesel plant, had bigger problems. The plant emitted pollutants into the air, which made the children and teachers lethargic, and the cracked building had no sanitation facilities. Fraser had difficulty breathing during her visit.
Rotary Leader: helping clubs and districts achieve success.
This multimedia, online publication features practical information and links to help club and district officers meet the challenges they face every day. Rotary Leader regularly covers topics including membership development, how to run a club or district, and best practices for effective projects. Each issue is packed with helpful links to online resources and club and district deadline reminders. Published bimonthly, Rotary Leader is distributed to all current and incoming club and district officers in addition to other groups. There is no cost to subscribe to Rotary Leader.
What is Rotary? Have you ever struggled with an answer to that question? You’re not alone. How do you describe an organization that is so many things to so many different people? It turns out that we had the answer all along.
In research conducted over the past two years, we heard the same message from our members: Rotary brings together friends, family, and community leaders to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.
Volunteering at one or more of our events qualifies high school students who are seeking to complete their 40 hours of community service required for graduation.
We can use your help in many different ways.
Through Foundation grants and programs, Rotarians and other contributors can help change the world. They can finance a well for a village that lacks clean water, improve the environment, or provide scholarships to educate the next generation. The grants and programs available to Rotarians allow them to realize Rotary's humanitarian mission throughout the world, including its number-one goal of eradicating polio.
To eradicate polio, Rotarians have mobilized by the hundreds of thousands. They're working to ensure that children are immunized against this crippling disease and that surveillance is strong despite the poor infrastructure, extreme poverty, and civil strife of many countries. Since the PolioPlus program's inception in 1985, more than two billion children have received the oral polio vaccine.
Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge is the Rotary Foundation's response to the two grants totaling $355 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help eradicate polio. Every dollar given to PolioPlus will be counted toward the $200 million match, which must be completed by 30 June 2012.