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Indoor air pollution linked to millions of deaths
After decades dreaming about the Himalayas, Rotary member George Basch went on his first trek through the mountains in 2001, when he was 64. A member of the Rotary Club of Taos-Melagro in New Mexico, USA, Basch found that the experience was even more than he had hoped. "My expectations were high, and dramatically exceeded," he remembers. But a less-than-pleasant aspect of the experience was the indoor smoke pollution he encountered in the guest houses and private homes he visited. Many families in the Himalayas use rudimentary cookstoves or, in some cases, an open fire pit inside the home to...
Rotary staff members bond over Miles to End Polio bike ride
For six staff members from Rotary headquarters in Evanston, the fight to eradicate polio has become personal. Together, they biked the physically grueling 104-mile (167-kilometer) Tour de Tucson in Arizona, USA, collectively raising more than $20,000 for polio eradication while putting their bodies and minds through a feat of endurance. For the tightknit group, the experience was about more than just raising money and crossing the finish line. It was about learning about each other and what Rotary members are doing to rid the world of this crippling disease. They advocated together, trained...
How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...
Business camps prepare students to become entrepreneurs
Before college, business school, or their first jobs, more than 2,000 U.S. high school students are learning what it takes to become tomorrow's brightest business leaders. Each year, nearly 25 Rotary clubs and districts conduct three-day educational retreats in a program known as Camp Enterprise. At each retreat, seasoned business professionals and entrepreneurs teach 100 or so area high school juniors how to develop, launch, and operate a successful business in a free enterprise economic system. The intensive weekend camps, funded entirely by the clubs and offered at no cost to participants...
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...
 

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Turn Royals Spirit into Rotary Spirit! Here is a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy a limited edition Royals-inspired Rotary t-shirt. Short-sleeve or long-sleeve, Royal blue for only $20!
 
You must act quickly because you only can buy for 12 more days!  We all love our Rotary club and now it is time to show it! Wear your Rotary pride around town, at the ballpark, or to your projects.
 
Proceeds will benefit End Polio Now in the name of our district, and will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Be sure to note which district/club you belong to in the COMMENTS section when you purchase so funds can be sent appropriately.
 
Go to https://www.booster.com/letsgorotary  and buy your t-shirt now!
Please let us know if you have any questions, and Go Royals! Go Rotary! Trish Reedy trish@houseloan.com Rotary Club of Overland Park

 
 

 
 
Bart Redford is Assistant to the Director.  A graduate of the University of Kansas REES M.A. program, Bart Redford worked for a number of organizations while living in Russia, most notably IREX and American Councils for International Education. Prior to working at CREES he served as Associate Director of the KU Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). While most of Bart's time at CREES is spent on administrative duties, he also teaches REES 110 Introduction to Russia and Eastern Europe and REES 220 Societies and Cultures of Eurasia. Bart speaks Russian and a smattering of Ukrainian.

 
 

 
 
We would like to introduce our newest Rotarian Nick Pickard.
 
Nick is an Associate with Newark Grubb Zimmer. Nick specializes in commercial real estate in the Kansas City area and provides both owner and tenant representation.
 
Others shown in the picture is Club President Paul Mayo (left) and Membership Chair Jim Frost (right). Congratulation Nick and welcome to our club!! — with James- Jim Frost and Paul Mayo.

 
 

 
 

Please welcome Joe Harrison to the Rotary Club of Western Johnson County.  Joe was inducted into the club on Tuesday, August 26th.  Joe comes to our club as a transfer from the Beloit Rotary Club, Beloit, KS.

Joe (left) is congratulated by James Frost (center, membership) and Paul Mayo (right, president).


 
 

 
 

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world. To learn more about how you can help, please visit: http://www.rotary.org/en/AboutUs/TheRotaryFoundation/Pages/ridefault.aspx

For additional information, please contact Gary Proctor, Foundation Chair for our club. 


 
 

 
 

This is a great video that Rotary International put together for existing and prospective Rotarians. Please take the time to view it. Click Here


 

 

 
 

We are excited to announce our new Facebook page for our club.  Stay informed about upcoming events, speakers and photos.  If you have any questions, please contact Scott Hamele.

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If you are a fan of Twitter, please visit our new club page at http://twitter.com/westjocorotary


 

 
 
 
 

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