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Fort Wayne

"Opening Doors Through Service"

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Parkview Field, Second Floor, Suite Level
1301 Ewing St
Corner of Ewing and Breckenridge
Fort Wayne, IN  46802
United States
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President Elect
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Vice President
Immediate Past President
October 2015


Attend one of five presidential conferences
Find new and innovative ways to improve your community by attending one of five presidential conferences this year, hosted by RI President K.R. Ravindran and Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith. The conferences, to be held around the world between January and March, will highlight Rotary’s areas of focus. Use these links to learn about each of the programs and to register to attend: Peace and Conflict Resolution, 15-16 January in Ontario, California, USA Disease Prevention and Treatment, 19-20 February in Cannes, France Economic Development, 27 February in Cape Town, South Africa...
Under One Sky lights the way to a better world
Rotary and ONE, an international advocacy organization, joined other event partners in downtown Chicago on 24 September to demonstrate a commitment to ending extreme poverty and inequality and to promoting action on climate change on the eve of the United Nations launch of its Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 ambitious goals constitute a road map for finding solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, and dovetail with Rotary members’ work to create positive change in their communities and around the world. As dusk fell over Chicago, participants in the Under One Sky event held up...
Nigeria declared polio-free, removed from endemic list
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on 25 September that Nigeria is now polio-free and has been officially removed from the list of countries where polio is endemic. It’s been 14 months since any cases of polio caused by the wild virus have been detected there. With Nigeria’s historic achievement, polio remains endemic in only two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. That means transmission of the virus has never been stopped there. Nigeria was the last country in Africa where polio was endemic. The continent celebrated its own first full year without the disease on 11 August. Once...
Save the date: 23 October, Rotary’s World Polio Day event
Celebrate our remarkable progress toward a polio-free world with the Rotary World Polio Day event, streamed live from New York City on 23 October. Co-hosted by UNICEF, the event will highlight recent milestones: In July, Nigeria marked one year without a case of polio caused by the wild poliovirus, and in August, the entire African continent celebrated one year without a case. Jeffrey Kluger, health and science editor at Time magazine, will serve as moderator, joining other health experts, including UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and polio ambassadors. The event, which drew 23,000...
What peace means to me
People and nations worldwide will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, the date designated by the United Nations in 2001 “to be observed as a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence.” That commitment to peace is directly linked to goals pursued by Rotary members since The Rotary Foundation’s mission to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace was proclaimed in 1917. To fulfill that mission, Rotary conducts global forums, hosts international peace symposiums, continues its decades-long collaboration with the UN, and promotes initiatives such as the Rotarian Action...

Celebrating 100 Years


CENTENNIAL GALA | Celebrating 100 Years of Service


Friday, October 2, 2015   6:00pm
Grand Wayne Center | Calhoun Ball Room


For More Information: Rotary Secretary Jane Wilks 260.341.1600

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Baianna Clopton our Southside High School student Rotarian spoke about how Southside students, through the Kiwanis Key Club, have created “Community Service the Southside Way.”

One particular project is the packing of backpacks of needed items for students who needed help transitioning between the school weeks.



Mike Mushett director of Turnstone spoke about the new 125,000 square foot Plazman Athletic Center just recently completed. The Center will serve a six state area and provide assistance for those with disabilities. Currently they serve 2200 clients annually. Adaptive sports and recreation will fill a much needed space for those who they serve.

Matt Simpson, one of the Paralympians, spoke about the game of Goalball for the blind and how disabilities should not be a barrier to one’s life dreams.

This is one of our top five programs year to date. Nice Job Program committee


See the video below for a Goalball tutorial by Matt Simpson


Rotary International President Ravindran Centennial Gala Keynote Speaker

K.R. Ravindran , 2015-16 Rotary International President, will be the keynote speaker at the October 2, 2015, Rotary Club of Fort Wayne Centennial Gala at the Grand Wayne Center.
Mr. Ravindran, of Western Province, Sri Lanka, is CEO of a publicly listed company, which he founded with a worldwide clientele in the tea packaging industry. He also serves on the board of several other companies and charitable trusts.
He is the founding president of the Sri Lanka Anti-Narcotics Association. As his country’s national PolioPlus chair, “Ravi” headed a task force consisting of the government, UNICEF, and Rotary and worked closely with UNICEF to successfully negotiate a ceasefire with the northern militants during National Immunization Days.
A Rotarian since 1974, Ravi has served Rotary International (RI) as treasurer; director; Foundation trustee; committee member, vice chair, and chair; task force member; RI training leader; and district governor. He also chaired the Schools Reawakening project, sponsored by Rotary clubs and districts in Sri Lanka, to rebuild 25 tsunami-devastated schools to benefit 15,000 children.  
Ravi and his wife, Vanathy, are level 4 Major Donors of The Rotary Foundation.  They have been married since 1975, and have two children and one grandchild.
To learn more about Mr. Ravindran, please read this profile which appeared in The Rotarian Magazine. 



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Lauren Erickson Mamane
Director of the Peace Corps
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Mayor Tom Henry
Democratic candidate for Mayor
Oct 19, 2015
Councilman Mitch Harper
Republican Candidate for Mayor