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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
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Claire Preston, CEO of Sound Training, gave an overview of what her company does to help people learn. Sound Training is a UK-based company which provides individuals with the strategies they need to achieve higher results and to maximize their potential. The program is suitable for mainstream students ages 10 and up. Programs are tailored to enhance exam results and work readiness for all students.
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At our weekly luncheon today, Aaron Wilson discussed the ECHS Welding Program. He brought along two of his students, Brycen and Trevon, and the school's virtual welding machine. The three demonstrated how the simulator worked. The virtual welding machine was purchased by El Campo Rotary for the ECHS Welding Program. Money well spent!
Russell Kacer with YK Communications gave a very informative presentation on their fiber optic infrastructure investment in El Campo. The entire project is being conducted in phases with a completion date within the next four years. They just completed the first phase of fiber optic installment for parts of the city. Phase 2 begins soon. Fiber optic cables provide much faster internet speeds and greater reliability.
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