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Rotary AIDS day event turns spotlight on world’s deadliest infectious disease
The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst ever, has claimed several thousand lives and generated worldwide concern. But its impact pales in comparison to that of AIDS, which, despite advances in treatment, still kills more than a million people a year, the majority of them in Africa. "Even with the Ebola outbreak at its worst expected levels, it's never going to reach what we've seen with the HIV/AIDS epidemic," said Dr. Timothy B. Erickson, director of the Center for Global Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, speaking at Rotary's World AIDS Day event in Evanston on 1...
Statement by Rotary International on the deadly school attack in Pakistan
Rotary International condemns the horrific attack that killed more than 130 schoolchildren and wounded over 100 of their classmates in Peshawar, Pakistan. We believe that children everywhere have the basic right to receive an education in an environment unthreatened by violence or fear. Rotary extends our heartfelt sympathy to all of the families in Pakistan, including those of seven Rotary members, who have lost children as a result of this unfathomable tragedy. We stand with them in mourning their loss. Gary C.K. Huang, PresidentRotary International
Indoor air pollution linked to millions of deaths
After decades dreaming about the Himalayas, Rotary member George Basch went on his first trek through the mountains in 2001, when he was 64. A member of the Rotary Club of Taos-Melagro in New Mexico, USA, Basch found that the experience was even more than he had hoped. "My expectations were high, and dramatically exceeded," he remembers. But a less-than-pleasant aspect of the experience was the indoor smoke pollution he encountered in the guest houses and private homes he visited. Many families in the Himalayas use rudimentary cookstoves or, in some cases, an open fire pit inside the home to...
Rotary staff members bond over Miles to End Polio bike ride
For six staff members from Rotary headquarters in Evanston, the fight to eradicate polio has become personal. Together, they biked the physically grueling 104-mile (167-kilometer) Tour de Tucson in Arizona, USA, collectively raising more than $20,000 for polio eradication while putting their bodies and minds through a feat of endurance. For the tightknit group, the experience was about more than just raising money and crossing the finish line. It was about learning about each other and what Rotary members are doing to rid the world of this crippling disease. They advocated together, trained...
How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...
 
 
 

 
Please note that on Monday we will be discussing some venue options.  Following our meeting, via email, I will circulate a link to an online survey to vote on these venue options.  Please plan to attend Monday's meeting so that you will be aware of what is available to us.  If you are not a regular attendee, please let Rob Roy know as soon as possible that you plan to attend so that he can notify the Wandlyn Inn to make sure we have plenty of food. 
 
On another note, please remember to promote our concert next week and make sure that you get your tickets sold.  It is our "Rotary Days" event and it will provide us with the funds necessary to continue improvements to the Rotary Seniors Park.
 
As an update on attendance, the breakdown for the last three months compared to the same three months last year is:
 
 
2013
2014
July
50.85%
58.82%
August
39.77%
55.00%
September
56.06%
68.67%
 
The Strategic Planning Committee is progressing with the operational objectives and many of the Committees have been asked to provide comments and suggestions.
 
If you can sell more Trip of the Month tickets please let Bernie know asap.  The price can be pro rated. 
 
Committee Chairs please make sure your committees have met and provide an update to your Director. 
 
Our October Board meeting was canceled.  I will let you know when our next board meeting will be held on Monday.
 

 

Dear members,

 

We have received the following invitation from EasterSeals, which is also being extended to our community and business leaders in northern Nova Scotia.  It is an event that is important to us as Rotarians and I hope we can all attend.  Angela

 

All members of Amherst Rotary are invited to attend a presentation about Camp Tidnish on the evening of November 13th. This event is being hosted by Stephen Maltby and Easter Seals Nova Scotia CEO Henk van Leeuwen. It’s their effort to share the story of our barrier-free Camp Tidnish with business and community leaders in northern Nova Scotia, and their plan to renew camp (and other Easter Seals NS) programs for Nova Scotians with disabilities. This talk will take place at 7 pm at Breakfast at Brittany’s on Victoria St. in Amherst, and there are more details in the attached invitation.

 

 

 
 
 

 
2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, with exception for October
 
July 14
July 28 (club assembly)
August 11(DG's visit)
August 25
September 8
September 22
October 6
October 27
November 10
November 24
December 8
December 22
January 12
January 26
February 9
February 23
March 9
March 23
April 13
April 27
May 11
May 25
June 8 (club assembly)
June 22
 

 
 
 

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We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Wandlyn Motor Inn
1539 Southampton Rd
Amherst, NS  B4H 3Y4
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