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Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
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Posted on Aug 11, 2016
Today, David Bright, Asst. Superintendent of Finance for ECISD and fellow Rotarian, talked about the Tax Ratification Penny Swap Vote.
Thank you, David, for a very informative presentation. Early voting is now until August 23rd. Regular voting is on August 27th. Don't forget to vote!
For more information on the Tax Ratification Election, click on the video below.
Posted on Jun 17, 2016
What a great program by young entrepreneur, Marin Croix. Marin is the 12 year old daughter of Rotarian JJ Croix and Christy Croix. Marin makes and sells all-natural dog treats, called Red Ruby Treats. She did a fantastic job! You can find more information about her treats here:https://www.facebook.com/redrubytreats/?fref=ts
Posted on Jun 03, 2016
Posted on May 06, 2016
Posted on Apr 07, 2016
Thank you to Cindy Blaha for sharing the Wharton County Youth Fair schedule of events. The BBQ cookoff is set for April 15- 16 and the fair is scheduled April 23-30. Check out all the details on their website: http://www.whartoncountyyouthfair.org/default.aspx
Posted by Trista Lauritsen on Mar 31, 2016
Posted by Trista Lauritsen
A tremendous "thank you" to Jill Stafford, Chief Professional Officer, and Ja'Vonna George, Youth Development Professional, for the program on the Boys and Girls Club. They shared great information on all the wonderful club services they provide. We also received a "subliminal message" about their Hamburger Supper, taking place this Thursday, February 18 from 4 - 6. Contact the club for ticket information. (979) 543-8320
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