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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River

Kitchener Grand River

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Crowne Plaza K-W (temporary location)
105 King Street East
Trillium Room
Kitchener, ON  N2G2K8
Canada
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MISSION OF OUR CLUB

To be a dedicated, diverse and engaged fellowship organization, focussed on supporting children, youth and future leaders both locally and internationally by way of living, promoting and supporting Rotary core values, beliefs and programs. 
 

Home Page Stories

 
 

This great fundraiser will be held at Laurel Creek Conservation area again this year.   It is a great event for runners and a great event for the youth of the community as it raises funds for youth.

Check out this website for more information   http://www.mudpuppychase.com/trail-race.php

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

All five Rotary Clubs in K-W got together to provide a day of fun for kids and families from KidsAbility on June 14.

 

 
 
 
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The new members are Rick Hanek second from left and Dan Yanke next to him

 

 
 

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Thank you for your interest in Global Polio Eradication. Cupcakes for Polio is a fundraising initiatives of the Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River.

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, what better way to show appreciation to your family, friends and work colleagues. Please consider purchasing some delicious cupcakes to help our cause.

Cupcakes for Polio - this link will take you to the page where you can order your cupcakes or make a donation to help eradicate polio from the world.

Rotary International, along with UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and governments of the world, have reduced polio cases by 99% worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. More than 10 million people are walking today who otherwise would have been paralyzed. The number of countries with endemic polio has since been reduced from 125 to 3.

It’s a Good Investment: This objective aims to ensure that the world remains permanently polio-free. The benefits of a polio-free world will extend to all children everywhere, in perpetuity, protecting them forever from this debilitating, preventable disease. The world has invested $9 billion dollars toward polio eradication and an independent study published in the medical journal Vaccine estimates the net economic benefits at US$40 to 50 billion over the next 20 years – a savings that can be put toward fighting other diseases.

The Human Cost: If we don’t end polio now, experts say the disease could rebound to 10 million cases in the next 40 years.

Resources:

- In this video, Dr. Bruce Aylward delivers his talk on how we will stop Polio for good. Bruce Aylward is a Canadian physician and epidemiologist who heads the polio eradication programme at WHO, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative

- Rotary news release: Rotary and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Extend Fundraising Partnership

- Newswire article on Canada's $250 million dollar increased investment

Sponsored by: The Cake Box

The Cake Box was named as one of Canada's top 5 bakeries by Bakers Journal. They bake their cupcakes fresh daily sourcing local ingredients when possible and making everything from scratch. No artificial ingredients or preservatives are added.

 

 
 

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Skate 48 is The Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River's largest fund raiser.   Millions of dollars have been raised through this event to help children and youth in our community and in the international community.  Thanks to all of the great volunteers who make the event such a success and thanks to the wonderful supporters who come out year after year and work so hard to raise the money to further the work for children and youth.

 

 
 

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Making the world a better place is an intricate puzzle and piece by piece, the women and men of Rotary have worked hard to fight hunger, promote literacy, and move the world toward peace. But there is still much to be done, still some missing pieces, and one of those missing pieces is you. Learn how you can help Rotary put together a better world at Rotary.org.Rotary. Humanity in Motion

 

 

 
 

On Wednesday, October 24th, people around the world added their images to creat the world's biggest commercial to mark

World Polio Day and to tell the world that we are "this close" (1%) to ending polio in the world.

Click on the link and watch, you may see people you know.

http://thisclose.endpolio.org/en/watch

 

 
 

Go to iTunes to support the End of Polio and buy this terrific collection.

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As we approach the Holiday Season - consider donating in the name of a family member or friend to help achieve 100% polio eradication.  You do not have to be a Rotarian to help in this campaign to create a polio free world!Image
 

 
 
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This new song will be premiered at the Rotary International Convention in New Orleans.

Come Join Us version two (featuring Rotarians)-EN from Rotary International on Vimeo.

 

 
 
Lincoln Heights Public School was one of the recipients of the proceeds from our fund raising.  The school expressed their gratitude on their school sign!
 

 
 

The Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River provides opportunities for funding to charitable organizations that focus on children and youth under the age of 18.  Check out the allocations process by downloading our Allocations Committee package.  Deadline for application is March 1, 2010. 

 

 
 

Have you considered becoming a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member with an annual gift of $100 (US)?   Donate today at www.trfcanada.org

 
 
 

The Rotary Foundation Receives Top Rating!  The Rotary Foundation has been declared one of the best charitable foundations in the world!

The Rotary International Foundation has been declared number three out of 10 of the top charitable foundations in the US by Charity Navigator.  Rotary was ranked third behind the National Christian Foundation and Feed the Children.  Rotary was ranked just above the Mayo Clinic.  Rotarians should be proud of their Foundation!!

 
 
 
 

If you have someone who is hard to buy for on your list - why not consider a donation to PolioPlus?  Make a difference in the life of a child by making a donation to PolioPlus and make the donation in the name of a family member or friend who doesn't need more "stuff".  Donations go to the Rotary Foundation of Canada.  Let Kathi Smith or Paul Walman know and we will provide you with the certificate to give as a gift.

 

 
 
Bill Gates announces new US$255 million grant for ending polio at the Rotary International Assembly for 2009-10 District Governors.
 
 
 

You can make on-line donations to the Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River. Whether in support of a Skate 48 team, a Mudpuppy runner, or any other club project. Follow the link below to get the details.

 
 
 
 

Speakers

Feb 03, 2015
Lowell Ewert
Global Peace Initiatives at Conrad Grebel College, U of W
Feb 10, 2015
Christina Marchand
Uganda Project
Feb 17, 2015
Abdi Maawiye
Education 4 Change - Ethopia Project
Feb 24, 2015
Lindsay Restagno
Round Table Social Time
Mar 10, 2015
Butch Carter, former Coach of the Raptors
New ProBasketball League in our area
Mar 24, 2015
 

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Intense summer program gives Israeli and Palestinian teens new perspectives
Students from Israel and Palestine sat together at a local art studio in Encinitas, California, USA, one day last summer, drawing portraits of one another and learning how to live in peace. Kelly Mellos, an organizer of the project from the Rotary Club of Encinitas Coastal, says that drawing someone who is sitting so close helps break down social barriers between the young people. "They see how many similarities there are between them," she says. "And they begin to understand we are all just people. There is a respect and trust that builds." The students were participating in a program run by...
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. The grants include $8.1 million for Nigeria to support its final push to eradicate the disease. Nigeria...
President-elect urges Rotary members to ‘Be a Gift to the World’
Using their talents, expertise, and leadership, Rotary members worldwide are asked to be gifts to the world this upcoming 2015-16 Rotary year. Rotary International President-elect K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran called Sunday's address to incoming district governors the "most significant moment of my life." "All of you have been given so many gifts. And you have now been given this great gift: one year to take all your talents, all your gifts, everything that you are and can become -- and Be a Gift to the World," said Ravindran, revealing his presidential theme at the annual five-day training meeting...
Man in iron lung discovers Rotary
One might think a man living with polio in an iron lung would know about Rotary. But it wasn't until Paul Alexander had a business meeting with a member in Duncanville, Texas, earlier this year that he learned Rotary fights to eradicate the very disease that left him almost completely paralyzed. "I was completely blown away by the idea. For all these years, I didn't know the work they were doing," says Alexander, a practicing attorney in Dallas. "It's such a perfect fit for me." Alexander contracted polio during a major U.S. outbreak of the disease in the late 1950s when he was six years old...
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. "In India, there is no mental...
 
 
 
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