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Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
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Through the Rotary Club of Nedlands, we are indeed Changing Lives. Located in the slums of Kaptembwo, Nakuru, Kenya a whole community now has access to water through receiving a Global Grant received in 2015. Access to water has allowed a change throughout the 270,000 community. Giving opportunities of work through the washing of clothes for others, giving higher personal hygiene conditions, health: changing habits from collecting water from drainage, improved flushing sanitation within improvised toilets of the slums.
 
Changing Lives through providing education, food, and refuge to a further six children who attend the Nakuru Hope school. The opportunity of an education allowing them to be able to pursue a future, follow their own dreams, and inturn for them to change lives. 
 
The Rotary Club of Nedlands also provides a fundraising platform for Nakuru Hope which has assisted with the procurement of our school bus and library and the future development of over 300 children and 50 orphan/abandoned children.
 
 
 
                    
 

An estimated 500 million people worldwide became infected. Many cities closed theaters and cinemas, and placed restrictions on public gatherings. Rotary clubs adjusted their activities while also helping the sick.

This is how Rotary responded to the influenza pandemic that began in 1918 and came in three waves, lasting more than a year.

The Rotary Club of Berkeley, California, USA, meets in John Hinkel Park during the 1918 flu pandemic.

Photo by Edwin J. McCullagh, 1931-32 club president. Courtesy of the Rotary Club of Berkeley.

Rotary and the United Nations have a shared history of working toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues around the world.

During World War II, Rotary informed and educated members about the formation of the United Nations and the importance of planning for peace. Materials such as the booklet “From Here On!” and articles in The Rotarian helped members understand the UN before it was formally established and follow its work after its charter. 

Many countries were fighting the war when the term “United Nations” was first used officially in the 1942 “Declaration by United Nations.” The 26 nations that signed it pledged to uphold the ideals expressed by the United States and the United Kingdom the previous year of the common principles “on which they based their hopes for a better future for the world.” 

 

Every hero has an origin story. “I was 10 years old when the entire journey started,” explains Binish Desai. It began with a cartoon called Captain Planet, an animated TV series from the 1990s about an environmentalist with superpowers. Desai can still recite the show’s refrain: Captain Planet, he’s our hero / Gonna take pollution down to zero! “That tagline stuck in my mind,” he says. “I wanted to do something to help Captain Planet.”