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Posted by Terry Gingrow
on Nov 07, 2014
Hanover Rotary Club initiates their 2nd Annual Foundation Football Playoffs in order to encourage participation in giving to the Rotary Foundation. Our goal is to have 100% of our membership contributing at least some money to RF.
Posted by Warren Risk
on Nov 05, 2014
The Hanover Rotary Club has participated in our District's Group Study Exchange Program for many years. This program provides an opportunity for young professionals from other countries to visit our District to learn about our culture and explore similar vocational interests to the ones they pursue at home while we send a Team to our partnering country to do the same. Teams normally consist of 4 young professionals led by a Rotarian and visits last for one month. Our Club members have served as host families for incoming Team members, guides for various community activities, coordinators for in-coming Teams while they visit the Hanover area, and Team Leaders for out-going Teams. The goal of GSE is to foster peace and understanding throughout the world through emersion in other cultures.
Most recently we participated in exchanges with Scotland in 2013 and Argentina in 2014.
We are currently preparing for an exchange with a Team from the Czech and Slovak Republics which will take place in late April and May 2014.
The Hanover Rotary Club is planning to launch 2 major fundraisers this year.
The first one, Sports Night, is scheduled for Wednesday evening, February 18, 2015. Sports Night has been our main fundraiser for many years. The Rotary Club coordinates an evening devoted to youth sports which includes a dinner, presentations and a Q & A session by several significant sports figures, autograph sessions, silent auction of sports memorabilia, and scholar athlete awards to area high schoolers. Local businesses and individuals sponsor tables to help fund the event.
All proceeds from the event go to support area youth.
The second major fundraiser this year is a new venture for the Hanover Rotary Club. It is called Tastefest and will be held on Friday March 6, 2014 at the Eichelberger building. Tickets will be sold for individuals to attend and taste food creations from some of the areas finest eateries. Corporate and individual sponsors will be enlisted to help support the event. All proceeds will be used to support community causes as identified by the Hanover Rotary Club.
For more information go to www.Facebook.com/TastefestHanoverPA
Miles to end polio: $6 million crosses the finish line for polio eradication
Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and six RI staff members bicycled 104 miles in Tucson Arizona, USA, on Saturday, for the Miles to End Polio event, raising more than $6 million for polio eradication. The money raised by Rotary will receive a two-to-one match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition to the team from Evanston, 100 Rotary member riders took part in the ride. The fundraising ride is part of the annual El Tour de Tucson bike event in Tucson, Arizona, USA. The race attracts more than 9,000 cyclists a year, making it one of the top cycling events in the U.S. The...
Rotary Day at the United Nations highlights the strength of partnerships
To strengthen their 69-year-old partnership, leaders from Rotary and the United Nations met this month in New York City for Rotary Day at the United Nations. The two organizations began working together with the aim of maintaining peace after World War II. Today, the relationship has evolved to include humanitarian work in areas like gender equality, child and maternal health, and disease treatment and prevention. While the UN's Millennium Development Goals are set to expire in 2015, its leaders are preparing for an even more ambitious humanitarian agenda of eradicating extreme poverty by...
A major breakthrough against polio
Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are approaching a significant milestone: the eradication of type 3 wild poliovirus. The last case of polio caused by the type 3 virus was reported in Yobe, Nigeria, on 10 November 2012. "We may have eradicated a second of three; that's a major milestone," said Dr. Stephen Cochi, a senior adviser at the Center for Global Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaking to the BBC. Rotary has played an important role in bringing type 3 polio close to extinction. PolioPlus grants have provided key...
Rotary’s World Polio Day live-streamed event is a huge success
More than 23,000 viewers in 24 countries tuned in to Rotary's World Polio Day event, streamed live on 24 October. Health officials including James Alexander, senior medical epidemiologist for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gave an update on the polio eradication campaign and praised Rotary's achievements to date. Rotary has contributed more than $1.2 billion to polio eradication since 1979. For World Polio Day, Rotary released $44.7 million in grants to fight the disease in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. In addition to the update, the event included entertainment by...
Malala Yousafzai wins the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head for speaking out against the Taliban in support of girls' education, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014. Yousafzai, whose father is a Rotarian, shares the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, a native of India who has worked to combat the exploitation of children for financial gain, according to an announcement in October from the Norwegian Nobel Committee. In announcing the award, the committee praised Yousafzai for demonstrating that "children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations." It noted...