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Posted by Jennifer Best
on Jul 10, 2014
Our short term exchange student John Schlichting is having a blast in Argentina. His family keeps in touch via Skype email/Facebook messages. Argentina is still in the World Cup so the whole country watches together -- even in the middle of the school day. John said the teachers just turn the game on and everyone watches. There isn't even the pretense of classroom work. John's host brother will be here in December.
Columbus Rotary has arranged for discount tickets to the Columbus Crew vs. Montreal Impact game Saturday, July 19, 2104.
You are invited to join the Columbus Crew and Rotary Clubs throughout Ohio for a pre match cook out and an exciting opportunity to experience Crew Stadium Saturday, July 19th as the Crew host Montreal Impact at 7:30pm. Prior to the match you are invited to join other rotary club members for a cook out and tail gate in the parking lot for food and fun.
Discounted tickets for the Rotary Club start as low as $24.00. Click Here to Purchase Tickets using promo code: rotary.
on Aug 11, 2014
As a follow-up to today's speaker, some of our members may be interested in the Debate to be held Augut 11, 2014 during the weekly Columbu Rotary meeting at The Boat House at Confluence Park.
From Columbus Rotary:
On August 11 we will welcome our Kiwanis friends to our Monday meeting. We have planned a debate about the legalization of marijuana in Ohio. If you have a question that you would like addressed, please forward them to Scott Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 4, 2014.
Posted by Dave Jordan
on Jul 02, 2014
Posted by Trevor Donaldson
on Jul 04, 2014
Political strife, protecting U.S. diplomats are part of the job for former Rotary Peace Fellow
As an agent for the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service, Justin Peele applies the education he received in conflict resolution as a Rotary Peace Fellow to a job that puts him in some dicey situations – including one in 2013 in which his actions won him State Department recognition for his courage and decisiveness. Peele is one of 2,000 DS agents who protect U.S. diplomats and embassies around the world. The Diplomatic Security Service, the law enforcement and security arm of the U.S. State Department, is the most extensive global security agency in the government, operating in more than 160...
Polio vaccinators make significant headway in Nigeria
Nigeria is closer than ever to eradicating polio, riding a successful effort to reach children in seven northern states at highest risk for the disease. "Rotarians have [gone] into remote areas of the country by car, canoe, motorbike, and even on foot to ensure every child gets the vaccine," says Rotary's Nigeria PolioPlus Committee Chair Tunji Funsho. In Katsina state, members of the Nigeria PolioPlus Committee (NPPC) recently met with leaders of two communities notoriously opposed to immunization, mainly on religious grounds and in protest of the lack of basic health care. They persuaded...
Rotary Scholar’s unique ability in bringing clubs together
In a municipal hospital in Cubatão, Brazil, a new mammography machine funded by a Rotary global grant provides breast cancer screening to women who previously had to wait for weeks before they could get in for a checkup with a doctor. A Rotary global grant also funded training for medical staff and cancer awareness education for people in the community. Isis Mejias Carpio of Houston, studying at the University of São Paulo on a Rotary scholarship, played an instrumental role in bringing together Rotary clubs in two countries to make the grant possible. Members of the Rotary Club of Cubatão,...
Rick Burns’ thoughtful approach to Iraq and Afghanistan
Humanitarian Rick Burns, a retired civil affairs officer in the U.S. Army, has been helping people in the war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq since 2003. He's seen a lot of good, but he's also seen what happens when good intentions go awry. Take the fertile grounds of Arghandab River Valley in Afghanistan, for example. Burns recalls an initiative to help fruit exporters become profitable again after the war. Cold storage facilities were built, but because no one considered the country's spotty electricity, the facilities ended up being too expensive to maintain. "We really want to make...
Pedaling coast-to-coast for a purpose
Keith Harris is pedaling for a purpose. At the tender age of 50, he's set out on an eight-week, 4,400-mile bike ride across the U.S. to raise $25,000 for The Rotary Foundation. He's also hoping to raise an additional $2,500 for Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where a few years ago he was treated for a life-threatening heart condition. "The trip is sort of my midlife crisis," he admits but it's not the first time he's pedaled across the country. He made the trek about 20 years ago, before he married his wife, Christina. Harris has been a Rotary member for 18 years. He's...