District & Club News
This new RAG has a Facebook presence at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rotarian-Advocacy-Group-for-Business-Ethics/850202518328201?fref=ts and discussion group on the RI site at https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/exchange-ideas/groups/action-group-financial-integrity
Russian Friendship Exchange
By PDG Judy Byron, District 5020 US-Russia ICC Secretary 2014-15
Are you ready for a Russian adventure? ICC is currently finalizing the details for a Russian Friendship Exchange to take place in May 2015. Our Russian hosts have extended an invitation for two teams of 6-8 Rotarians each to tour European Russia starting and ending in Moscow
EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The continued fight to eradicate polio gets an additional $34.8 million boost from Rotary in support of immunization activities and research to be carried out by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The funds will be used by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF for polio immunization, surveillance and research activities in ten countries, as well as to provide technical assistance to additional countries in Africa.
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."
The Rotary Foundation's continued success in changing lives will be buoyed by four new priorities aimed at expanding Rotary's work and enhancing the image and awareness of the Foundation's achievements.
The four priorities are: ending polio – now and forever; strengthening Rotary members' knowledge, engagement, and financial support to the Foundation; increasing the quality and impact of humanitarian services through Rotary grants and the areas of focus; and enhancing the image and awareness of the Foundation's record of achievements, particularly the success of PolioPlus and its 100-year record of doing good in the world.
Written by Bob Cairns, District 5020 Rotary Peace Fellowship Chair
District 5020 is proud to announce that Annemieke Holthuis was selected in Oct 2014 by Rotary International to be a Rotary Peace Scholar. As a pioneer district from the inception of the Rotary Peace Fellowship program, District 5020 has had a nominee selected almost each year since the inception of the program in 1987-1988.
Polio, a virus that can paralyze people, still exists in 3 endemic countries but with your help we have a chance to end polio for good. Tell congress thank you for their support and that sustained funding is critical to #EndPolio forever. Write, call or email your elected officials, and help spread the word by sharing this video.