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The Rotary Global Essay Competition (ROGEC) is being organized by Rotary Club of Pune Katraj (R.I. District 3131). Through this competition, we intend share ideas and promote understanding on humanitarian issues among the Rotary fraternity.
Peace is typically described as not having violence, avoiding being in conflict and most importantly not being under constant fear of brutality. However on the other side of the coin, peace is also a way of life, it is about having constructive relationship not only every human being, but environment as whole. The concept of peaceful existence extends right from constraints of an individual's mind to that of a family and from the community that you live in to national and international levels.
Rotarians celebrate the opening of the House of Friendship and attend the Opening Session of the 2015 Rotary International Convention in São Paulo, Brazil.
On May 13th at the Clarion Inn, The Rotary Club of China Lake is hosting it's annual Scholarship Luncheon. Barbara Butler, New Generations Director, and members of the Scholarship Committee will welcomed the scholarship recipients, their family and members of the community at the luncheon. The program will include the presentation of over 20 academic scholarships to some very deserving young ladies and gentlemen.
This amazing scholarship program is possible, in part, due to the community's support of the Rotary Club of China Lake Charitable Foundation's Annual Dollars for Scholars Auction and Dinner. This club project will make an impact on the lives of the scholarship recipients today and has the potential to make the world a better place in the future.
We express our profound sadness and extend our sympathies to all those affected by the devastation resulting from the 25 April deadly earthquake in Nepal. Rescue missions and emergency aid continue to arrive in Nepal for the 8 million people impacted by the massive 7.8 magnitude quake.
As we mourn the thousands of lost lives, Rotary joins many international agencies in providing immediate relief to survivors and mobilizing our expertise to support long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts.
How to help:
- District 3292, Nepal, has established a disaster relief fund to provide needed equipment and supplies to affected communities. Contact District Governor Kumar Piya for information about contributing to the fund.
- Rotary’s service partner ShelterBox is working closely with Nepali Rotarians to coordinate immediate relief efforts. On Monday, 27 April, and Wednesday, 29 April, Rotarians greeted ShelterBox response teams in Nepal who will mobilize temporary housing and relief efforts. An initial 1,000 housing tents and 1,000 shelter kits will be distributed throughout affected communities. Two more ShelterBox relief teams and additional kits are ready to be deployed once further assessments are complete. Learn more about supporting ShelterBox’s relief efforts.
- As with all disasters, the Rotary family may apply for global grants to support long-term recovery efforts in Nepal. Once immediate health, safety, and relief efforts have been addressed, work with local Nepali Rotary members and their international partners to develop projects within Rotary’s six areas of focus.
Our thoughts are with our Nepali neighbors during this difficult time. Thank you for continuing to Light Up Rotary through your compassion and generosity.
Yours in Rotary,
Gary C.K. Huang
President, Rotary International 2014-15
Dear District 5240 Rotarians,
By now, you all know about the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal this past Saturday. More than 3,800 people are confirmed dead and that total is expected to rise. Thousands more are injured and/or displaced because their homes have been destroyed. The isolated region and damage to the roads and infrastructure are making it extremely difficult for aid supplies to get through, although headway is being made. Many relief organizations are already providing immediate aid to the affected area; however both short and long term assistance will be needed.
Non-Profits participated in selling tickets for the Community Dinner and Rotary was pleased to return $3600+ to those present for their portion of the ticket sales. 2014 was the 18th year Rotary hosted the Community Dinner, using it as opportunity for the community learn about services offered by local organizations. It is also an fundraiser for these local non-profit organizations.
Represented today were Daughters of Revolution (DAR), Eastern Star Cancer Comfort Station, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Habitat for Humanity, Immanuel Christian School, IVW CERT Team, IWV Concert Association, IWV Family Resource Center, IWV TV Boosters, Lions Club, Pink Ladies Volunteer AUX, Rand Museum, Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society, DCOA, Women’s Center, and the Maturango Museum. Others unable to attend today, but who will receive their funds: A Helping Hand, AAWU, BHS Boosters, Boy Scouts Troop 412, CA Turtle & Tortoise Club, Cherokee Community of CA, Exchange Club, NCMA, Pregnancy Care Center, Sage Pistol Club, Scorpions Soccer Club, Sister City, St Anns, and TOPS. Rotarian Wade Tallman, Chair for Community Dinner, was on hand to hand distribute the checks.
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