Posted by Sallyann Price on Aug 09, 2016
The 2016-17 Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International has unanimously nominated Samuel Frobisher Owori, of the Rotary Club of Kampala, Uganda, to be the president of Rotary International in 2018-19. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
Owori says he sees in Rotary "an incredible passion to make a difference." As president, he plans to "harness that enthusiasm and pride so that every project becomes the engine of peace and prosperity."
Posted on Jun 27, 2016
The Scholarships Committee is pleased to announce that Natalie Kauf, nominated by the Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston and selected as District 7040 Global Grant Scholarship candidate has been approved by The Rotary Foundation for the Global Grant Scholarship of $30,000 USD.
Natalie will be pursuing her studies at Cambridge University in the UK.
Posted by By Kevin Cook, The Rotarian on Jun 23, 2016
Just before John Germ dropped by, Rick Youngblood took a deep breath. “You want to match his energy,” he says, “but he makes it hard to keep up.” Youngblood is the president and CEO of Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank in Chattanooga, Tenn., that Germ helped found in 1972. After his visit with Youngblood, Germ strode between mountains of empty bottles and cans at Chattanooga’s John F. Germ Recycling Center at Orange Grove, which he designed, before he drove to a construction site and popped a cork to dedicate a Miracle League field where special needs children will play baseball – all before zipping to the airport for a flight to Chicago and a cab ride to Rotary International World Headquarters, where he takes office as president of RI this month.
Why the breakneck pace? “I don’t have hobbies,” he says. “Civic work is my recreation.”
Posted on Jun 27, 2016
The Rotary Adventure in the Environment program is offered by the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise September 12th - 15th, 2016.
Participants will have the opportunity to interact with scientists from the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences for four days of field biology and environmental sciences. This program is offered for youth at least 16 years of age and have a minimum of 2 years of high school science.
Posted by Roger Black, District 7040 Website Administrator on Jun 22, 2016
Rotary International will make your club’s July 2016 invoice available online around the middle of July. RI uses the membership data that’s in Rotary’s database as of 1 July to generate the invoice, so you need to make sure that your club’s information is current by then. Having an accurate membership figure is vitally important — RI can no longer adjust invoices after they’re made available.
Posted by By Erin Biba, The Rotarian, July 2016 on Jun 28, 2016
When was the last time there was polio in Europe? If you guessed 2002, the year the region was certified polio-free, you were wrong. The last time polio affected a child in Europe was last summer. In 2015, two Ukrainian children were diagnosed with paralytic polio, and, given the way the disease manifests itself, that means many more were likely infected and didn’t show symptoms. At least one Western news outlet deemed the outbreak “crazy” – but the reality is that no place on earth is safe from polio until the disease is eradicated everywhere.