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Title Author Date
Rotary International President Ravi Ravindran
Rotary International President Ravi Ravindran 2015-07-04 07:00:00Z
Governor Bill's Official Club Visit Schedule
Governor Bill's Official Club Visit Schedule Sean Hogan 2015-07-01 07:00:00Z
Greetings From Governor Bill
Greetings From Governor Bill 2015-07-01 07:00:00Z
District Member Benefits Chair
District Member Benefits Chair 2015-06-27 07:00:00Z
Rotary: Building Peace Video
Rotary membership connects you with a network of passionate community leaders focused on positive change through service. Together we are building peace. Find out how in this video and get involved.

 

 
Rotary: Building Peace Video 2015-06-08 07:00:00Z
Governor Installation Dinner
Governor Installation Dinner 2015-06-03 07:00:00Z
Democracy In Action Youth Conference BC
Democracy In Action Youth Conference BC 2015-06-01 07:00:00Z
Rotaract Calendar Fundraiser
Rotaract Calendar Fundraiser 2015-05-27 07:00:00Z
Dave Robinson & Larry Stinson
Past District Governors Dave Robinson and Larry Stinson receive awards from Rotary International
      
Congratulations to Larry Stinson (left) who received the Service Above Self Award and Dave Robinson (holding plaque) who received the Citation for Meritorious Service - two of Rotary's highest recognitions.    Adding congratulations were PDG Larry Jubie, PDG Harv Jubie, Governor Lyle Ryan and PDG Denis Boyd.
Dave Robinson & Larry Stinson 2015-05-23 07:00:00Z
White Rock Rotary Club 60th Anniversary

Congratulations to the White Rock Rotary club which celebrates its anniversary this week.  CLICK HERE to read some of the Club's early history. 

The District is looking to add Club histories to the website in addition to those of White Rock and Anacortes.  Email your Club's history and any pictures or attachments you may want to include to Sean Hogan (shogan@buckleyhogan.com)
White Rock Rotary Club 60th Anniversary 2015-05-19 07:00:00Z
Y.E.S. - Youth Engaged In Service
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Do you know a student going into the 11th Grade who is interested in international travel
and helping others?

District 5050's Rotary Y.E.S. Program will be taking students to Honduras in June 2016.


CLICK HERE FOR MORE
OR UNDER THE YOUTH SERVICE TAB ABOVE

DEADLINE MONDAY, JUNE 1

Y.E.S. - Youth Engaged In Service Bev Harrington 2015-05-16 07:00:00Z
Golfun 2015 Golfun 2015 Scott Dudley 2015-05-14 07:00:00Z
Rotary Flash Mob To End Polio
 
Rotary Flash Mob To End Polio 2015-05-14 07:00:00Z
District Awards 2015
District Awards 2015 Sean Hogan 2015-05-02 07:00:00Z
Literacy Committee Literacy Committee Bill Robson 2015-04-07 00:00:00Z
The Rotarian Magazine The Rotarian Magazine Sean Hogan 2015-04-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary Pet Clubs Rotary Pet Clubs 2015-04-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary Fellowships

Rotary Fellowships Sean Hogan 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z
Rotarian Action Groups

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Rotarian Action Groups Sean Hogan 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club Survey 2015
Rotary Club Survey 2015 2015-03-13 00:00:00Z
Rotaract Week Rotaract Week Allan Stjernegaard 2015-03-11 00:00:00Z
Why Rotary?
If someone asks you "What is Rotary?",
show them this video.

 
Why Rotary? 2015-03-08 00:00:00Z
Peace Arch Journal

Peace Arch Journal Mohan Mohanan 2015-03-05 00:00:00Z
RYLA 2015
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RYLA 2015 Jacqueline Smith 2015-03-02 00:00:00Z
District Conference 2015 District Conference 2015 Sean Hogan 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z
Exchange Ideas - RLI

Exchange Ideas - RLI Carol Tichelman 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary District Conference Rotary District Conference Sean Hogan 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary Proclamations & PR Rotary Proclamations & PR Mohan Mohanan 2015-02-14 00:00:00Z
Peace Scholarship Peace Scholarship Jack Rae 2015-02-09 00:00:00Z
Rotarians At Work Day - April 25, 2015 Rotarians At Work Day - April 25, 2015 Sean Hogan 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary: Innovative & Flexible Club Pilot Program

DEADLINE MARCH 31
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Rotary: Innovative & Flexible Club Pilot Program W. (Bill) Robson 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary Theme Months Rotary Theme Months Sean Hogan 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary 110th Birthday

Founder Paul Harris held the first
Rotary meeting on February 23, 1905.


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Watch this video on the history of Rotary

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Rotary 110th Birthday Sean Hogan 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z
Video: This Is Rotary

Video: This Is Rotary Sean Hogan 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary Releases $34.8 Million For Polio Fight

Rotary International released $34.8 Million to support polio immunization in 10 countries, including the 3 remaining endemic countries of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STORY

Rotary Releases $34.8 Million For Polio Fight Sean Hogan 2015-01-26 00:00:00Z
Rotary Theme 2015-16

Rotary President-Elect K. R. (Ravi) Ravindran introduces his theme for the coming Rotary year:  Be A Gift To The World.

 

 

Rotary Theme 2015-16 W. (Bill) Robson 2015-01-22 00:00:00Z
Happy New Year Rotarians

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Happy New Year Rotarians Sean Hogan 2015-01-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary Awareness Month

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Rotary Awareness Month Robert Knight 2015-01-01 00:00:00Z
Grants Management Seminars

Grants Management Seminars
on February 7 and 21.
Click here for more information.

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Every club intending to apply for a matching grant for service projects (both local and international) must have the  President-Elect and another member attend either seminar.
CLICK HERE for February 7 in Mount Vernon
CLICK HERE for February 21 in Surrey

 

Grants Management Seminars Lawrence Jubie 2015-01-01 00:00:00Z
RLI RLI Carol Tichelman 2015-01-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary's Vision For A Better World

A New Year's Resolution by Rotarians

Rotary's Vision For A Better World Sean Hogan 2015-01-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary Convention Promo: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Bem-vindo ao Brasil!
Register for the Rotary International Convention.
in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

 Watch the video:
 CLICK HERE
to visit the Convention Website and to register

CLICK HERE
to visit the Host Organizing Committee website
Rotary Convention Promo: Sao Paulo, Brazil Sean Hogan 2014-12-25 00:00:00Z
Linda Coyle: District Governor Nominee 2017-18

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Linda is currently serving as Assistant Governor for the White Rock / South Surrey Rotary clubs and on the District Membership Committee.

Linda's term will follow those of District Governor Lyle Ryan, Governor-Elect Bill Robson and Governor Nominee Scott Dudley.

Linda Coyle: District Governor Nominee 2017-18 Jane Helten 2014-12-12 00:00:00Z
December: Family of Rotary
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December: Family of Rotary Sean Hogan 2014-12-01 00:00:00Z
Support The Rotary Foundation in December Support The Rotary Foundation in December Lawrence Jubie 2014-12-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary Convention Promo: The Art of Sao Paulo

 

Rotary Convention Promo: The Art of Sao Paulo Sean Hogan 2014-11-24 00:00:00Z
Selfless Selfies Selfless Selfies Sean Hogan 2014-11-11 00:00:00Z
Peace Scholarship Candidates Peace Scholarship Candidates Jack Rae 2014-11-03 00:00:00Z
Rotary Selfless Selfies



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Lets Start A Movement!

Rotary Selfless Selfies Aaron Theilade 2014-11-01 00:00:00Z
Dean Rohrs Nominated as Rotary Director Dean Rohrs Nominated as Rotary Director Sean Hogan 2014-11-01 00:00:00Z
Past RI President Wilf Wilkinson To Visit

Past Rotary International President, Wilf Wilkinson will be visiting local Rotary clubs in November: 
Langley Central on November 19 and
Chilliwack on November 21
Rotarians are welcome to attend either meeting for a rare opportunity to hear one of Rotary's senior leaders.

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Wilf is from the Rotary club of Trenton, Ontario and served as Rotary President in 2007-8 ("Rotary Shares") and Trustee Chair of the Rotary Foundation in 2012-13.

Past RI President Wilf Wilkinson To Visit Hendreen Rohrs 2014-11-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary Networking Plus

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An innovative business networking tool designed by Mount Baker Rotarian Greg Penner using Google Maps, this site allows Rotarians to advertise their own and other ethical businesses who support our clubs.

   Visit the website:  http://www.rotarynetworkingplus.com
   
See below for instructions on how to register your business

Rotary Networking Plus Denis Boyd 2014-11-01 00:00:00Z
Learn About The Rotary Foundation Learn About The Rotary Foundation Lawrence Jubie 2014-11-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary Foundation - Reasons To Give
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Rotary Foundation - Reasons To Give Lawrence Jubie 2014-11-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary Youth Exchange Rotary Youth Exchange Marc Baker 2014-10-02 00:00:00Z
Capital For Kids Leadership Program Capital For Kids Leadership Program Sean Hogan 2014-09-16 00:00:00Z
DG Lyle and Prince Edward at Ditidaht Library Opening

Prince Edward & Sophie, Governor Lyle & PJ 
joined North Delta Rotary club members for the official opening of the Rotary library for the
First Nations community of Ditidaht.
The library included books donated by Rotarians at the 2014 District Conference in Whistler.

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CLICK HERE for pictures on the District Facebook page.
CLICK HERE to read about the Write to Read Project.
CLICK HERE for a news story on the District YouTube site

DG Lyle and Prince Edward at Ditidaht Library Opening Sean Hogan 2014-09-16 00:00:00Z
Rotary's Partnership with the Write To Read Project Rotary's Partnership with the Write To Read Project Sean Hogan 2014-09-16 00:00:00Z
Youth Service Programs: Rotary District 5050 Youth Service Programs: Rotary District 5050 Denis Boyd 2014-09-13 00:00:00Z
Write To Read Project

One of Rotary's newest literacy programs is the Write to Read Project.  The story below was broadcast on CBC National TV in May.
 

This video and others have been uploaded to the new Rotary District 5050 YouTube page (click here to visit)

 

Write To Read Project Sean Hogan 2014-09-07 00:00:00Z
Nominations for District Governor

NOMINATIONS DUE NOVEMBER 28
Do You Have The Right Stuff To Be
   District Governor in 2017-2018


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Nominations for District Governor
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Nominations for District Governor Jane Helten 2014-09-06 00:00:00Z
District Grants District Grants Malcolm Kennedy 2014-08-03 00:00:00Z
Club Membership Survey 2014 Club Membership Survey 2014 Michael (Mike) Reddington 2014-08-02 00:00:00Z
Golfun Golfun Clive Evans 2014-07-20 00:00:00Z
Governor Installation Dinner

Governor Lyle and his Assistant Governor team sworn in.
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Click for pictures on the District 5050 Facebook page.

Governor Installation Dinner Robert Knight 2014-07-19 00:00:00Z
PolioPlus Chair Dr. Bob Scott Retires PolioPlus Chair Dr. Bob Scott Retires Sean Hogan 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z
RI President Gary Huang on Light Up Rotary

Rotary International President Gary Huang announces and expands upon his theme of Light Up Rotary.
 

Click here for President Gary's biography.

RI President Gary Huang on Light Up Rotary Sean Hogan 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary Lights Up End Polio Messages

Watch this video showing Rotary Lights Up buildings around the world to show our End Polio Now message.

 

Rotary Lights Up End Polio Messages Sean Hogan 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z
Membership Survey Membership Survey Linda Murray 2014-05-27 00:00:00Z
Goldfinch Most Valuable Rotarian Award Goldfinch Most Valuable Rotarian Award Carol Tichelman 2014-05-19 00:00:00Z
Rotary: The Peak Experience

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Rotary: The Peak Experience Maureen Boyd 2014-05-05 00:00:00Z
Peak Experience Club Projects Peak Experience Club Projects Denis Boyd 2014-05-04 00:00:00Z
Polio Fundraising Ties & Scarves Polio Fundraising Ties & Scarves Stephen Morach 2014-04-06 00:00:00Z
Rotary and Lions To Un-Merge Rotary and Lions To Un-Merge Sean Hogan 2014-04-01 00:00:00Z
Surrey Central Rotary Club Charter Night Surrey Central Rotary Club Charter Night Sean Hogan 2014-03-29 00:00:00Z
Little Free Libary Little Free Libary Kim Hissink 2014-03-17 00:00:00Z
Guatemala Book Bus Guatemala Book Bus Rhian Piprell 2014-03-03 00:00:00Z
Josh The Baby Otter Josh The Baby Otter Denis Boyd 2014-03-01 00:00:00Z
Polio in Ethiopia - National Immunization Day

Powerful video of local Rotarians from Washington State and BC immunizing children against polio in Ethiopia.
Polio in Ethiopia - National Immunization Day Carol Tichelman 2014-02-10 00:00:00Z
Rotary At Work Rotary At Work Ajay Caleb 2014-02-02 00:00:00Z
Rotary District 5050 Calendar
Upcoming Events In 2014!
Rotary District 5050 Calendar Sean Hogan 2014-02-02 00:00:00Z
Malala Is One Of Us Malala Is One Of Us Sean Hogan 2014-01-22 00:00:00Z
Light Up Rotary Light Up Rotary Lyle Ryan 2014-01-13 00:00:00Z
India Celebrates Polio Victory

On January 13, 2014, India will be officially "polio free".

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Watch this video to see how this "impossible" task was accomplished

India Celebrates Polio Victory Sean Hogan 2014-01-01 00:00:00Z
United Charity Air Miles Giveaway United Charity Air Miles Giveaway Sean Hogan 2013-12-31 00:00:00Z
Delwen Stander - Rotary District 5050 Poet Laureate
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Delwen Stander - Rotary District 5050 Poet Laureate Denis Boyd 2013-12-22 00:00:00Z
Rotary World Help 300th Shipment Rotary World Help 300th Shipment Bonnie Sutherland 2013-12-01 00:00:00Z
District Governor 2016-17
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District Governor 2016-17 Denis Boyd 2013-12-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary Friendship Exchange Rotary Friendship Exchange Danielle Mullen 2013-11-16 00:00:00Z
Polio Donation Matching Polio Donation Matching Jack Rae 2013-11-16 00:00:00Z
Paul Harris Society Paul Harris Society Stephen Morach 2013-11-10 00:00:00Z
Literacy Newsletter Literacy Newsletter Rhian Piprell 2013-11-08 00:00:00Z
Join The Bequest Society Join The Bequest Society Sean Hogan 2013-11-03 00:00:00Z
World's Biggest Commercial World's Biggest Commercial Sean Hogan 2013-10-14 00:00:00Z
PBS: Polio In Pakistan

PBS aired a story on the fight against polio in Pakistan and highlighted Rotary's work.

PBS: Polio In Pakistan Hendreen Rohrs 2013-10-12 00:00:00Z
Vocational Service Month Vocational Service Month Sean Hogan 2013-10-05 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club Events
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To promote Rotary Club events across District 5050 we have created a new page for you to advertise your event to other clubs and Rotarians.

Click the Upcoming Club Events icon on the left side of this page.

To have your club event added, email District Webmaster, Sean Hogan at shogan@buckleyhogan.com with a link to your event's website page.
Rotary Club Events Sean Hogan 2013-10-02 00:00:00Z
Friendship Exchange - New Zealand Friendship Exchange - New Zealand Danielle Mullen 2013-09-22 00:00:00Z
Rotary Visioning Rotary Visioning Jane Helten 2013-09-08 00:00:00Z
District Hike - September 21 2013 District Hike - September 21 2013 Ajay Caleb 2013-09-08 00:00:00Z
Rotary Leadership Institute
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Rotary Leadership Institute Carol Tichelman 2013-09-08 00:00:00Z
Rotary's Membership Thunderclap Rotary's Membership Thunderclap Robert Knight 2013-08-04 00:00:00Z
Governor Denis' Installation Governor Denis' Installation Sean Hogan 2013-07-21 00:00:00Z
Greetings from Governor Denis Boyd Greetings from Governor Denis Boyd Denis Boyd 2013-07-05 00:00:00Z
Rotary Theme 2013-14 Rotary Theme 2013-14 Denis Boyd 2013-07-05 00:00:00Z
Johnny Miller - Ambassadorial Scholar
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Johnny Miller - Ambassadorial Scholar Sean Hogan 2013-06-10 00:00:00Z
End Polio Flash Mob
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End Polio Flash Mob Sean Hogan 2013-06-09 00:00:00Z
Rotary Flash Mob To End Polio Now! Rotary Flash Mob To End Polio Now! Sean Hogan 2013-06-09 00:00:00Z
Governor Sean - 100 Years of Rotary in BC
Governor Sean - 100 Years of Rotary in BC Andrew Franklin 2013-04-14 00:00:00Z
Abbotsford Celebrates 100 Years of Rotary In BC

Here is one way to personalize one of Rotary International's promotional videos.

The Rotary Clubs in Abbotsford celebrate 100 Years of Rotary in BC

Abbotsford Celebrates 100 Years of Rotary In BC Andrew Franklin 2013-04-14 00:00:00Z
100 Years Of Rotary

This week, Rotary celebrates 100 years of Rotary in BC since the founding of the Rotary Club of Vancouver.

To celebrate, here's a video from a few years ago of the history of Rotary in Canada.

100 Years Of Rotary Sean Hogan 2013-04-14 00:00:00Z
District Assembly, April 13th
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District Assembly, April 13th Kevin Wood 2013-04-02 00:00:00Z
iRotary District Conference iRotary District Conference Sean Hogan 2013-03-17 00:00:00Z
Music In The Mancave Music In The Mancave R. Lee Harman 2013-03-06 00:00:00Z
Music In The Mancave Returns!

                    Free Admission - Limited Seating!

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Music In The Mancave Returns! R. Lee Harman 2013-02-24 00:00:00Z
Rotary Peace Forums Rotary Peace Forums Sean Hogan 2013-02-24 00:00:00Z
Rotary PR Rotary PR Jaqui Joys 2013-02-21 00:00:00Z
Bikes and More For Children
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Generous Rotarians

Giving bikes and sports equipment to children and families!

Bikes and More For Children Sean Hogan 2013-01-11 00:00:00Z
Rotary - Make A World Of Difference
Rotary - Make A World Of Difference Sean Hogan 2013-01-01 00:00:00Z
Semiahmoo Rotary Inspires Students
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Delivering Wheelchairs In Mexico

Naomi Gantung's Letter to the Editor

Semiahmoo Rotary Inspires Students Sean Hogan 2012-12-04 00:00:00Z
Rotary Awards & Recognitions
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       Do you know a person or organization

       who has done something outstanding?

Consider nominating them for one of these awards.

Rotary Awards & Recognitions Sean Hogan 2012-11-01 00:00:00Z
Sedro-Woolley Rotarians Build A Skateboard Park
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       A Tourist Destination Skateboard Park!
Click to see pictures from the Oct 13 Grand Opening
Sedro-Woolley Rotarians Build A Skateboard Park Sean Hogan 2012-10-13 00:00:00Z
PolioPlus Musical Celebration
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Great Event - Great Celebration!
                        Great Fundraiser: Over $89,000!

PolioPlus Musical Celebration Sean Hogan 2012-10-09 00:00:00Z
Youth Adventures In Leadership
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      Leadership for ages 15 to 17
          January 18-20, 2013

Youth Adventures In Leadership Nita Hollick 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z
Youth Experiencing Service
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    Y.E.S. - an exciting new
District 5050 Youth Program!
Youth Experiencing Service Beverly Harrington 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z
A Rotary Poet
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A Rotary Poem from John Milnor
       "My Friends And I"
A Rotary Poet John Milnor 2012-09-30 00:00:00Z
Visit Us on Facebook
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         Visit our
District Facebook page!
Visit Us on Facebook Sean Hogan 2012-09-09 00:00:00Z
PolioPlus: A Musical Celebration
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    On September 7
 We Celebrate Raising 
$1 Million for PolioPlus!
PolioPlus: A Musical Celebration Sean Hogan 2012-09-01 00:00:00Z
Golfun Was Fun!
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A Day Filled With Golf
Friends & Fundraising
See the pictures and find out what we raised!

Golfun Was Fun! Sean Hogan 2012-08-24 00:00:00Z
District Grants
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      We Shared $47,800
 In One Day To Help People

District Grants Gayle Carter 2012-08-11 00:00:00Z
District Hike
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The Conquest Of The Oyster Dome!
District Hike Ajay Caleb 2012-07-14 00:00:00Z
Rotary Peace Fellowships
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Do you know a professional peace maker???
Rotary Peace Fellowships Tiffany McFadyen 2012-02-06 00:00:00Z
Rotary: Humanity In Motion - Lend A Hand

 

Rotary: Humanity In Motion - Lend A Hand Sean Hogan
Rotary - Incredible Machine Video

 

Rotary - Incredible Machine Video Sean Hogan
Doing Good In Ghana

A new Rotary Foundation video
about Rotary's work in West Africa

 

Doing Good In Ghana Sean Hogan
Rotary District 5050 YouTube Page Rotary District 5050 YouTube Page Sean Hogan
Rotary - Engaging Younger Members

 

Rotary - Engaging Younger Members Sean Hogan
Rotary Builds Hope

A great video by a young man on how Rotary builds hope.

Rotary Builds Hope Sean Hogan
Help Rotary get air miles with your vote

VOTE FOR ROTARY IN UNITED’S 10 MILLION CHARITY MILES GIVEAWAY

Help us earn miles by voting for Rotary in United’s 10 Million Charity Miles giveaway. United is giving at least 25,000 miles to each of its nonprofit partners participating in the promotion. The more votes we get, the more miles we’ll receive. The remaining portion of the 10 million miles will be distributed to participating charities based on the percentage of total votes received.

Vote daily between now and 31 December. And share your vote on Twitter and Facebook to encourage others to support Rotary, too. You can follow our progress on United’s webpage, where our ranking is listed along with a running tally of the votes we’ve received.

Rotary has been United's partner for many years through the Rotary Miles program, which provides free airfare for hundreds of children and adults in need of lifesaving surgery and other worthy causes.

Finishing in second place, Rotary received 2.5 million charity miles in last year’s promotion.

Help Rotary get air miles with your vote Mike Leighan
Rotary: Doing Good

Rotary: Doing Good Lawrence Jubie
Rotary Doing Good: Promoting Peace
Rotary Doing Good: Promoting Peace Sean Hogan
Put Your Skills To Use: Become A Rotary Foundation Technical Advisor
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Interested in helping Rotarians plan, implement and evaluate service projects?
Put Your Skills To Use: Become A Rotary Foundation Technical Advisor Sean Hogan