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World Polio Day: Health officials laud polio eradication achievements, point to disease’s endgame
After a year of shrinking polio cases worldwide, the crippling disease is now on the cusp of being eradicated, said top health officials at Rotary's second annual World Polio Day event on 24 October. At a special Livestream program -- World Polio Day: Make History Today -- Rotary leaders joined global health experts and celebrity singers to hail the progress of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. After nearly 30 years, the GPEI, which includes Rotary, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is on...
Dynamic young club uses social media to grow
Erin Mills had just finished teaching for the day in Montevideo, Uruguay, when her smartphone buzzed with a message. An impromptu gathering to watch Uruguay's World Cup soccer match was being organized. Through the power of a mobile messaging app, a majority of the Rotary Club of Plaza Matriz had soon assembled at a member's home to munch on baked goods and chips while rooting for their national team. That enthusiasm and ability to draw a crowd has made the club, which just received its charter in July, a success in the country's capital city. Made up almost entirely of young professionals,...
Previewing the World Polio Day Livestream event
Rotary celebrates World Polio Day on 24 October with a Livestream event featuring expert speakers and celebrity performers. Hosted by Time magazine science and technology editor Jeffrey Kluger, the Chicago event also includes a global status update on the fight to end polio and the challenges that remain, as well as information about joining Rotary's historic campaign. The program, being held before a live audience at 18:30 Chicago time (UTC-5), includes a performance from Tessanne Chin, 2013 winner of the TV show "The Voice," an introductory message and videotaped performance by reggae star...
Creating works of art helps refugee children repair their lives
When asked to describe his future, a refugee child from Iraq draws a picture of himself as a doctor. Another child uses colorful paints to depict happy memories of his former life in Iraq. Both children are among the 200,000 displaced Iraqis who now live in Jordan, a country that has become a safe haven for those fleeing oppression and war in neighboring Palestine, Syria, and Iraq. Alexandra Dawley, a former volunteer with the Collateral Repair Project in Jordan, emphasizes how something as simple as an art project can help young refugees adjust to their new lives in a foreign country. With...
Chat with food experts on Twitter about alleviating hunger
Hunger affects more than 800 million people worldwide, according to the United Nations' World Food Programme, and one-third of all the food grown every year goes to waste. Together, we can change that. On World Food Day, Thursday, 16 October, join a conversation on Twitter from 12:00 to 13:00 Chicago time (UTC-5), using the hashtag #RotaryHunger. During the chat, food experts will talk about ways to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in your community and around the world. Rotary (@Rotary) will moderate the chat, and experts from organizations including Rotary First Harvest (@RFHarvest), 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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