May Beyond Borders Newsletter
 

Posted by Hans Granholm on May 01, 2020
Click image to read the May edition of the Director's Newsletter
 
 
 
PDG Ariane Carriere is the editor of the Beyond Borders Newsletter
packed with information and ideas from a number of leaders in Zones 28 & 32 . 
 
Send submissions by mid-month to Ariane: ariane.carriere@rotary7040.com
 
Need to update or add an email address?
Contact Hans Granholm: 
hgrdane@telusplanet.net
 
 
The newsletter is emailed monthly to Rotary leaders in Zones 28 & 32.
May Beyond Borders Newsletter  Hans Granholm 2020-05-01 06:00:00Z 0 beyond,borders,newsletter

PolioPlus Responding to the COVID-19 Challenge

Posted by PRIVP Mike McGovern & PRIP John Germ on May 01, 2020
PolioPlus Responding to the COVID-19 Challenge
 
 
By Mike McGovern, Chair of the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee and John Germ, Past Rotary International President and Chair of the Polio Countdown to History Committee.

A program begun by Rotary is employing thousands of health workers to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) which includes Rotary’s PolioPlus program. From the earliest days of polio eradication in the Philippines, the generosity and advocacy of Rotarians and our partners has nearly stopped polio, stopped Ebola from becoming an epidemic in Nigeria and now re-sponds to Covid-19.

Over the next four to six months the polio program is offering its tools, workforce and extensive surveillance network to support countries as they respond. Globally, the polio surveillance network is being trained on COVID-19 case detection, contact tracing, laboratory testing and data management. GPEI is deploying its coordination mechanisms such as emergency operations centers and sharing physical assets like vehicles, computers and mobile phones to combat the pandemic. In Nigeria, an extensive network of polio commu-nication assets including 20,000 volunteer community mobilizers are working across the country to promote handwashing to reduce transmission. In Pakistan, polio staff have sensitized more than 6,000 health workers on Covid-19 and repurposed a helpline originally used for polio related calls to also address COVID-19 ques-tions. The polio surveillance team in Angola is training health care staff on case management of COVID-19 . Polio staff in Benin are developing a pandemic preparedness plan for that country. Each day we hear of more deployments of polio staff to address COVID-19 issues in additional countries.

So what about polio itself? The Polio Oversight Board made the hard decision to pause house to house vac-cinations knowing that this may lead to an increase in polio cases. Polio surveillance will continue while also supporting COVID-19 surveillance. The GPEI is working to ensure that once it is safe to do so, countries can be supported to rapidly resume polio immunization campaigns. We will have a message in every country that vaccines, including the polio vaccine, stop viruses from attacking children and adults. We must seize the moment to let every village understand that the polio vaccine saves lives.

For over 40 years, Rotarians have never wavered in fulfilling our commitment to the children of the world to end polio. Today, in contributing to PolioPlus we are also addressing this evil Covid-19 pandemic. The goals this year for contributions to PolioPlus have not changed. The opportunity to do good in the world has only increased. If you or your club have not given to PolioPlus lately, today is the day to do so. All funds donated are matched 2 to 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. If your District has underutilized District Designated Funds, any allocation is matched 6 to 1 by the Rotary Foundation World Fund and the Gates Founda-tion. And if you want to know more about how Rotary and the GPEI are addressing Covid-19 while not los-ing focus on eradicating polio, see Polioeradication.org and endpolio.org
 
PolioPlus Responding to the COVID-19 Challenge PRIVP Mike McGovern & PRIP John Germ 2020-05-01 06:00:00Z 0 polio

Best Practices for Zoom Meetings

Posted by Marty Helman on May 01, 2020
Best Practices for Zoom Meetings

By PDG Marty Peak Helman, District 7780 Growth Chair

We’re all getting to be experts at Zoom and GoToMeeting, but an informal poll suggests that some clubs are having a more successful time with online meetings than others. At a recent Growth meeting in District 7780, Rotarians shared best practices for virtual meetings, and we all learned a lot! In fact, some clubs are getting better attendance at their virtual get-togethers than they did before COVID! Here’s how they are doing it:

Provide the Zoom info/call in data three times. An-nounce the call/speaker/agenda at the beginning of the week, repeat it a couple days in advance, and also an hour or two in advance. Each time provide the call-in info.

Consider a (slight) change in meeting time. There’s no point in having a Rotary meeting at mealtime if Rota-ry is not providing a meal - it just keeps the Rotarian away from his/her family meal. So consider running your breakfast meeting at 8:30; your lunch meeting either at 11:00 or 1:00, and a dinner meeting at 5:00 pm. or so.

Keep all electronic meetings to one hour.


Learning curve:

Some of your members use Zoom and other telecon-ferencing platforms in their work life. For others, it’s brand-new technology. Offer a primer session during which a seasoned Zoom user can help newbies through the basics – logging on, finding the video, finding the audio, screen-sharing, hand raised, et cetera. Explain that there is a first time for every-thing.

If problems persist, "pair" a member having technology issues with another Rotarian who can guide them through the process. This makes the people for whom technology is an issue feel valued, and it doesn’t overload a few (generally younger) members with everyone asking them for help.

Urge members to log in on computer with video so they are not a disembodied voice. That said, mem-bers who are having continued trouble logging on – or who do not have a speaker or camera on their computer – should be made to feel that the phone-in option is a welcome choice.

Security. Zoom has its issues, as recent headlines have indicated. Consider using a security code for your meetings.

Record meetings and post them on your website. This will keep involved the members who miss the meeting and may let others know that your Rotary
Best Practices for Zoom Meetings Marty Helman 2020-05-01 06:00:00Z 0 zoom

Call for Donald MacRae Peace Award nominations

Posted by Marty Helman on Feb 26, 2020
 
 
Call for Nominations for Peace Award
 
Do you know a Rotarian or Rotary organization that deserves plaudits for the international work it does?
 
Every year, a Rotarian or Rotary organization is celebrated in each of our Zones for outstanding achievement consistent with the ideals expressed in the Fourth Object of Rotary: “The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through humanitarian activity of international significance.
 
Every Rotary Club and District in Zones 28 and 32 is encouraged each year to submit an application for the Donald MacRae Peace Award.
 
Candidates for the awards will have demonstrated the advancement of international goodwill, understanding and peace through peace-making efforts or humanitarian activity of international significance.  The award is open to Rotarians and non-Rotarians, but the applicant must have a relationship with the Club or District that is nominating him/her.
 
Complete details, a list of past recipients and application are available on the Zone website. DOWNLOAD 2020 APPLICATION FORM.  Deadline for applications is May 15, 2020.  Email the completed application to:
 
In Zone 32:
PDG Marty Helman, martyrotary@gmail.com
 
In Zone 28:
PDG Dan Doherty, dohertyd@telus.net
 
 
The award honors the contributions of Halifax Rotarian Donald MacRae who, at the International Convention in 1918, proposed that Rotary become an agent for the promotion of goodwill and peace among nations.  This was the first time that an international vision of Rotary was publically expressed.
 
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Zones 28 & 32 maps 2020

Posted by Jeffry Cadorette on Feb 18, 2020
This is an updated map of our two zones 28 & 32 effective July 1, 2020.
 
 
                
 
 
 
Image design courtesy of PRID and Past TRF Trustee Mary Beth Growney Selene.
 
Zones 28 & 32 maps 2020 Jeffry Cadorette 2020-02-18 07:00:00Z 4 zones map

Holger Knaack President Elect 2020-21 

Posted on Feb 04, 2020
Holger Knaack, Rotary International President 2020-21

Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln Germany

Knaack is the CEO of Knaack KG, a real estate company. He was previously a partner and general manager of Knaack Enterprises, a 125-year-old family business.

He is a founding member of the Civic Foundation of the City of Ratzeburg and served as president of the Golf-Club Gut Grambek. Knaack is also the founder and chair of the Karl Adam Foundation.

A Rotary member since 1992, Knaack has served Rotary as treasurer, director, moderator, member and chair of several committees, representative for the Council on Legislation, zone coordinator, training leader, and district governor.

He is an endowment/major gifts adviser and was co-chair of the Host Organization Committee for the 2019 Rotary International Convention in Hamburg.

Knaack and his wife, Susanne, are Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation and members of the Bequest Society.

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Hurricane Relief Efforts

Posted by Jeffry Cadorette on Sep 02, 2019

HURRICANE DORIAN RELIEF EFFORTS

Hi everyone,
 
This morning (Monday) I texted with Past President Barry. While Nassau was spared the full force of Dorian, and he and Esther are fine, other parts of his country are devastated having been dealt a blow with Dorian’s full fury. Dorian is now headed toward the US and other parts of our neighboring  Zones 33 & 34.
 
Whether you want to help Barry’s District, the Bahamas, or one of the states in the southern part of the US that are awaiting Dorian, the link below will give you information on how to do that.
 
At the bottom of the link is a form telling you additional ways you can donate. The Rotary Foundation Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is set up in North Carolina and is able to make international donations. You can designate where you would like the funds to be directed in the memo portion of the check you write. A representative from each district in Zone 33 &34 will determine where to allocate the funds. They have experience with this DAF and process having had multiple hurricanes last year. Share this link on social media wherever you deem appropriate
 
       Thanks
       Jeff
 
Hurricane Relief Efforts Jeffry Cadorette 2019-09-02 06:00:00Z 0 dorian,hurricane

Shekhar Mehta selected as RI President 2021-22

Posted on Aug 20, 2019

Shekhar Mehta

Shekhar Mehta, of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2021-22. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.

Mehta acknowledges that current membership trends are a challenge and says that membership development should be Rotary’s highest priority. He believes that focusing on regional plans, successfully transitioning Rotaractors into Rotary clubs, and increasing diversity and female members could yield a 5 percent net growth in membership each year.

“A major brainstorming is needed to find effective solutions suited to different areas of the world,” says Mehta. He adds that regional ethos and culture have to be taken into account to find localized solutions, as “one size does not fit all.” He believes Rotary can extend to new geographical areas and countries.

As a strong proponent of Rotary’s strategic plan, Mehta says he will encourage clubs to use action plans and reinforce the core values of Rotary.

Mehta says Rotary needs to become more contemporary and adaptable by focusing on partnerships with governments and corporations, expanding partnerships with organizations that specialize in Rotary’s areas of focus, and investing in technology.

Shekhar Mehta selected as RI President 2021-22 2019-08-20 06:00:00Z 0

Jul Beyond Borders Newsletter
 

Posted by Hans Granholm on Jul 01, 2019
Click image to read the July edition of the Director's Newsletter
 
 
 
PDG Ariane Carriere is the editor of the Beyond Borders Newsletter
packed with information and ideas from a number of leaders in Zones 24 & 32 . 
 
Send submissions by mid-month to Ariane: ariane.carriere@rotary7040.com
 
Need to update or add an email address?
Contact Hans Granholm: 
hgrdane@telusplanet.net
 
 
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DGs 2021-22

Posted by Hans Granholm on Mar 04, 2019
 
ATTENTION ALL DGEs IN ZONES 24,32 & 29
 
By now your district should have made your choice of governor for the Rotary year 2020-21. So, we congratulate the DG class of 2021-22.
 
If your district is a ClubRunner subscriber, notification of your selection is very easy and will serve two purposes:
  1. Your district executive for 2021-22 will be updated.
  2. Simultaneously, the ClubRunner zone directory will be updated
Ask you district administrator or web administrator to post the update on the district web site  by following these simple steps:
After login and on the district admin page, in the menu bar click on [Organization]
In the sub-menu bar click on District Organization Chart
Click on Next Year till you reach 2021-22
On the 'District Governor' line click Edit
First you select the club the DGND belongs to and then select the member
Finally, click Save
And you're done
The administrator might as well double check and see that the DGs for 2019-20 and 2020-21 are properly listed as well.
 
Your district and zone directory is now updated.
 
If every district cooperated this way it would also make life easier for BJ Metz who work tirelessly at updating and publishing the printed version of the Zone Directory.
 
For the three districts not subscribing to ClubRunner, please send the names of your incoming DGs directly to BJ Metzbjmetz470@gmail.com and copy me, Hans Granholm, hgrdane@telusplanet.net
For technical assistance, contact Hans Granholm anytime. 780-918-1079 or hgrdane@telusplanet.net
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RIDN Announcement

Posted on Dec 08, 2018

Valarie Wafer

Congratulations to Valarie Wafer on being selected as the Rotary International Director from Zones 28/32 and a place on the Rotary International Board of Directors in 2020-2022. It will be a joy and a privilege to work with you over the next 18 months as you head toward your term on the Board. On behalf of all the Rotarians in our Zones and on behalf of the current RI Board of Directors, we wish you the very best. (No words to express the happiness that during your term there will 5 women on the RI Board.) :-)


RID (2018-20) Jeffry Cadorette

 
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Online payment fees reduced

Posted by Hans Granholm on Nov 01, 2018
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Introducing new reduced rates for online payment processing on your ClubRunner website
 

If your District/Club is subscribed to our Online Payment & eCommerce module, which allows you to collect credit card payments online, we're reaching out today with some great news regarding your Bambora account. 

What's changed? Reduced rates!
We've renegotiated your monthly rates to bring your club more savings. Your current agreement includes a $10 monthly fee which has now been waived! Adding to that, we've also brought your transaction rate for Visa and Mastercard down to only 3.25%. 
 CurrentNew
Monthly Fee$10$0
Transaction Fee0.250.25
Transaction Rate3.5%3.25%
 
 

What do we have to do?
We will be migrating your account to this new plan by the end of the year. This does not affect your current service, rather only changes your billed rate. If you would like us to switch your plan sooner, simply contact us at the number below and we'll take care of the rest.
Sincerely,

ClubRunner Team
toll-free: 1-877-469-2582
local/intl: 1-905-829-5299
www.clubrunner.ca
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The Boys of 1905

Posted on Sep 29, 2018
Thanks to Harald Kuckertz, RC Edmonton Strathcona, D-5370 for capturing this video during a make-up meeting to the Rotary eClub of the South West USA
 
 
The Boys of 1905 Hans Granholm 2018-09-29 06:00:00Z 0 Rotary One
Sushil Kumar Gupta selected to be 2020-21 Rotary president  Hans Granholm 2018-08-07 06:00:00Z 0 2020-21

June Beyond Borders Newsletter

Posted on Jun 18, 2018
Click the image below to read the June edition of the Director's Newsletter:

                 
 
PDG Ariane Carriere is the editor of the monthly Beyond Borders Newsletter as of July 1, 2018. The Director's newsletter is packed with information and ideas from a number of Zones 24 & 32 leaders. 
 
Please make submissions for publication before the middle of the month to Ariane: ariane.carriere@rotary7040.com
Updates to your email address? Contact Hans Granholm: hgrdane@telusplanet.net
 
The newsletter is emailed monthly to all Rotary leaders in Zones 24 & 32. You can also download current or older copies from the 'Beyond Borders Newsletter' site page listed in 'News' item in the menu bar.
June Beyond Borders Newsletter Hans Granholm 2018-06-18 06:00:00Z 0 newsletter

DGs 2020-21

Posted by Hans Granholm on Jan 01, 2018
 
ATTENTION ALL DGEs IN ZONES 24 & 32
 
By now your district should have made your choice of governor for the Rotary year 2020-21. So, we congratulate the DG class of 2020-21.
 
If your district is a ClubRunner subscriber, notification of your selection is very easy and will serve two purposes:
  1. Your district executive for 2020-21 will be updated.
  2. Simultaneously, the ClubRunner zone directory will be updated
Ask you district administrator or web administrator to post the update on the district web site  by following these simple steps:
After login and on the district admin page, in the menu bar click on [Organization]
In the sub-menu bar click on District Organization Chart
Click on Next Year till you reach 2020-21
On the 'District Governor' line click Edit
First you select the club the DGND belongs to and then select the member
Finally, click Save
And you're done
The administrator might as well double check and see that the DGs for 2018-19 and 2019-20 are properly listed as well.
 
Your district and zone directory is now updated.
 
If every district cooperated this way it would also make life easier for BJ Metz who work tirelessly at updating and publishing the printed version of the Zone Directory.
 
For the three districts not subscribing to ClubRunner, please send the names of your incoming DGs directly to BJ Metzbjmetz470@gmail.com and copy me, Hans Granholm, hgrdane@telusplanet.net
For technical assistance, contact Hans Granholm anytime. 780-918-1079 or hgrdane@telusplanet.net
DGs 2020-21 Hans Granholm 2018-01-01 07:00:00Z 0 2020-21,directory

Donald MacRae Peace Award For Rotary Zones 24 & 32

 
   
Leo Seguin                                     Dr. Jerry Lowney
 

 
 
The Rotary Zone 24-32 Donald MacRae Peace Award is an annual award presented to recipients from each of Zone 24 and Zone 32, to recognize and honor an individual or organization for outstanding achievement in international service.  The Award reflects the ideals of Rotary as expressed in the Fourth Object of Rotary, which is: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
 

Click to visit the Donald McRae Award site page 
for information on the Award and previous recipients

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Celebrating Sam Owori


Rotarians from Zones 24 & 32 join those around the world to remember and to mourn the loss of President-Elect Sam Owori, who died from complications following surgery.  Rotary Vice President, Dean Rohrs, a friend of Sam Owori, represented Rotary International at his celebration of life in Uganda.
 
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Sad News

Posted by dean Rohrs on Feb 11, 2017
 
It is with great sadness that I must report that this morning, Feb 11, 2017, District Governor Vern Nielsen finally succumbed to the cancer that he has been fighting since last April.  He was surrounded in his final days by his family, and you must all know that he was fighting with everything he had left to make it to his District Conference and his Million Dollar dinner.  He lived for you, he lived for Rotary.  As our Rotary International Director Dean Rohrs has said, "Rotary and Rotarians were the wind under his wings".
 
He will be sorely missed.
 
There will be more information about contributions and/or recognitions in Vern's name, and as we know things we will let you know.
 

Peter Schultz, PhD - Rotary Club of Kelowna

     District 5060 Governor 2019-2020
     Chair, Rotary Leadership Institute
     District Conference Chair 2017
Peter.Rotary5060@gmail.com  -  250.470.9228

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Dean Rohrs Named RI Vice President

Posted by Marty Helman on Feb 02, 2017
 
Dean Rohrs Named RI Vice President

President-elect Ian Riseley has announced that he has selected our own Dean Rohrs to serve as Rotary Inter-national Vice President for the Rotary year 2017-18.
The announcement was made following the recent meeting of the RI Directors in San Diego.

Dean Rohrs is an owner and administrator at Rhide Technologies Inc., which supplies soil stabilization products for road construction. Earlier in her professional career, she was a nurse in Cape Town, South Africa, working as part of Dr. Christiaan Barnard’s heart transplant team.
 
From 1959 to 1990, she was active in the Red Cross in South Africa. She also has served on the board of the West End Seniors Network, and currently serves on the board of a girls’ school in Malawi.
 
Dean Rohrs is currently serving her first year as a Rotary International Director. She has been a Rotarian since 1989 and has served as Rotary Coordinator, Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, and District Governor. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Langley Central, BC.
 
Dean is a Rotary Foundation Benefactor, Major Donor, and Bequest Society member. She and her husband, Reinhold, are Paul Harris Fellows.

The Rotary International Vice President is typically a Director in his/her second-year of service. The job is a one-year position. Currently, the position is held by Jennifer Jones, from the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, ON.
Dean Rohrs Named RI Vice President Marty Helman 2017-02-02 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary and UNHCR

 
Rotary has a passion for service and has a range of areas of focus, from promoting peace, fighting disease, supporting education and growing local economies.

UNHCR has similar aims and promotes these focus areas throughout our day-to-day activities. UNHCR’s mandate is to aid and protect people that are forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict and persecution. To achieve this objective, UNHCR employs 9,700 people and works in 126 countries to provide on-the-ground assistance in emergency and refugee situations. Through this presence in host countries and transit refugee camps and cooperation with various stakeholders, we promote peace every step of the way as refugees flee violence and look to resettle.
 
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.
 
Alexia Krepiakevich, Development Associate
t: 416 926 7963   e: krepiake@unhcr.org 
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Polio in Nigeria

Posted on Dec 24, 2016
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Rotary has released a $500,000 rapid response grant to support emergency polio eradication efforts in the Lake Chad region of Nigeria. These efforts include vaccination drives to reach every child within 120 days. Donate to help end polio at http://endpolio.org/donate
 
 
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Director-Elect (2018-20)


 
The Zone 32 Nominating Committee selected Jeffry Cadorette to serve as Zones 24 & 32 Director.  He will succeed Vice President Dean Rohrs (2017-18) for a two-year Director's term beginning July 1, 2018.
 
A member of the Rotary Club of Media, PA since 1977, Jeffry served as Governor of District 7450 in 1998-99.
 
Jeffry has frequently served as Trainer of the Governors-elect at Zone Institutes.  In 2010 and 2011 he served as International Training Leader at the International Assembly in San Diego. In 2015 and 2016 he was appointed as one of the two Seminar Training Leaders whose role is to train and motivate the International Training Leaders.
 
He has served as a Rotary International President’s Representative and as a keynote speaker at numerous District Conferences, Rotary Foundation dinners, Rotary workshops and seminars across North America.
 
Jeff is a recipient of the Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award.
 
Story from November Beyond Borders Newsletter
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Rotary UN Day

Posted by Laureni, Joe on Sep 03, 2016
 
This year Rotary UN Day will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016.  Each year, more than 1300 Rotarians including many Rotary International Directors, Foundation Trustees, past Senior Leaders and guests come together at UN Headquarters in New York to hear great speakers from the United Nations and from Rotary Clubs around the world talk about topics relevant to  our world and our times. - See more at:
 
 
Rotary UN Day Laureni, Joe 2016-09-03 06:00:00Z 0

Fort McMurray Fire Relief

Posted on May 09, 2016
 
 
 
Fort McMurray Wildfire Relief Fund – Rotary District 5370
Submitted by Jackie Hobal, Rotary Coordinator, Zone 24 West
 
It’s been a horrific time in Northern Alberta seeing a beautiful community decimated by “The Beast”, a wildfire that is still out of control in N. Alberta and threatening B.C. and Saskatchewan borders.  More than 90.000 residents have been evacuated from the city.  Many Rotarians have lost their homes; thankfully there have been only two casualties as a result of fleeing the fire.
 
It has been just 5 years this month that fire devastated the City of Slave Lake and the memory of the floods in High River and Calgary are fresh.  So are the strategies for providing support.
 
Message to Rotarians from DG Tim Schilds
I am sure that you are all on alert trying to figure out how you can best assist our friends in Fort McMurray in their time of need.  This afternoon I had a conversation with some of the Rotary leaders from the community.  First and foremost they are overwhelmed with the outpouring of support they have received from throughout the Rotary world and wanted me to express their gratitude.
 
In the short term most of their needs are being taken care of by The Red Cross and similar emergency response organizations.  They are aware of the offers of help from throughout the district and have shared that with all of their club members.  They will be sure to direct anyone in need of help either to a local Rotary club or the District office where we will make sure their needs are taken care of.
 
What I heard today is that the biggest need will be in the medium to long term once they are back in their homes and can assess what is needed.  That's where Rotary comes in!  What we do best is stay in for the long term and help through projects and donations once the needs are determined.  I promised all Rotarians from Fort McMurray that Rotary International will be there to help them as long as it takes to get them going again.  That is where we need your support.  If you are planning to make a cash donation please do so through the Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation “Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund”.  Donations are eligible for a Canadian tax-deductible receipt and will be disbursed in accordance with the wishes of an advisory committee made up of Fort McMurray residents (including Rotarians). You can make your donation by mailing a cheque to:
 
 
The Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation has established the “Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund” to assist in the rebuilding of that city following this tragic fire.  The Charitable Foundation is now ready to accept donations, for which tax receipts will be issued.  The Foundation will rely on an independent committee of Fort McMurray stakeholders (including the Rotary clubs and the municipality) for advice on disbursal of the funds. 
 
Donations may be from individuals or corporations.  Rotary clubs may wish to facilitate this process by collecting donations, and then forwarding either the individual cheques or a cheque drawn on the club’s account for the total amount, along with a list of the donors and their addresses and postal codes.
 
Please make cheques payable to:  "Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation" and forward to:
 
Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation
c/o Rotary District 5370 Office
16030 – 104 Ave.. NW
Edmonton AB    T5P 0S3
 
Please annotate cheques “Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund”
 
If you wish to make a donation using a charge card, you may do so using ATB Cares.  ATB matches donations with an additional 15%.  Here’s the link:
 
 
All donations made through ATB cares flow through to the Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation's Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund. Many thanks!  Julius Buski, President, Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation
 

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May Beyond Borders Newsletter

Posted on May 01, 2016
Click the image below to read the May edition of the Beyond Borders newsletter:

                 
 
PDG Marty Helman is the editor of the monthly Beyond Borders Newsletter, packed with information and ideas from a number of Zones 24 & 32 leaders. 
 
Please make submissions for publication before the middle of the month to Marty: martyrotary@gmail.com
Updates to your email address? Contact Hans Granholm: hgrdane@telusplanet.net
The newsletter is emailed monthly to all Rotary leaders in Zones 24 & 32. You can also download current or older copies from the 'Beyond Borders Newsletter' site page listed in 'News' item in the menu bar.
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AKS Canada Day

Posted by Chris Offer on Apr 27, 2016
All Canadian Arch Klumph Society Day planned for April 2017
 
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New Rotary and TRF video website

Posted on Oct 07, 2015
 
 
Introducing a dedicated web site for a comprehensive library of video clips for everyone to use in their publications and promotion material.
Visit the Zones 24 & 32 Resource Page for direct access.
New Rotary and TRF video website 2015-10-07 06:00:00Z 0
Celebration of Life - Zone 24-32 Remembers Chris Offer 2015-09-28 06:00:00Z 0
PDG Al Bergsma Hans Granholm 2015-08-10 06:00:00Z 0

Web Site Upgrade

Posted by Hans Granholm on Jun 10, 2015
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Please be advised that we are planning to upgrade to ClubRunner version 3.0 on Monday June 15, 2015 between 1500 and 1700 (3:00-5:00 pm) EDT

During this time the web site may not be operational.

Web Site Upgrade Hans Granholm 2015-06-11 00:00:00Z 0

TRF Resource Guide.

Chris Boyce, Annual giving Officer for Zones 24 & 32, has provided this very helpful guide to different Foundation systems, including forms and other information.

Click the logo to open.

TRF Resource Guide. Hans Granholm 2015-03-17 06:00:00Z 0

Bill Gates Receives First “Dr. Bob Scott Award”

District 7070 in southern Ontario, home District to Bob Scott, has created the Bob Scott Disease Prevention Award to be presented to an individual or organization that is making a difference in the fight against disease. The first recipient of the award is Bill Gates, who was on hand to receive it late last month.

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Rotary District 7070 named the award to honor Dr. Bob Scott, past PolioPlus Chair and past RI vice president, for his work as Rotary’s global ambassador in support of Rotary’s fight to end polio. During his eight years as RI PolioPlus Chair, Bob and his wife Ann traveled thousands of miles around the globe. He is credited with having raised millions of dollars from world leaders in the fight to end polio.

Bill Gates Receives First “Dr. Bob Scott Award” Hans Granholm 2015-03-01 07:00:00Z 0

Monty J. Audenart Endowed Fund

Special friends of Trustee and Past R.I. Vice-President Monty J. Audenart are invited to contribute to his endowed fund within Rotary’s Endowment Fund in memory of his many years of leadership and dedication to Rotary.

Contributions to the Endowment Fund will be invested and reinvested to be used for many years to come to support the Foundation’s programs. All contributions are welcome. And with an initial contribution of US$1,000 or more, to the Endowment Fund (in memory of Trustee and PRIVP Audenart) you are eligible to receive Benefactor recognition of The Rotary Foundation. Each Benefactor receives a distinctive certificate, as well as an insignia which can be worn in conjunction with a Paul Harris Fellow or other appropriate pin.

ImageThe spendable earnings from your gift shall flow through the SHARE system. The appropriate split will be made between funds sent to the World Fund and funds directed as District Designated Funds (DDF) to District 5360. Make a contribution to the Monty J. Audenart Endowed Fund today.

Join us in honoring Trustee and PRIVP Audenart for his many years of Rotary service and leadership.

For more information on making a donation, please click here

Monty J. Audenart Endowed Fund Reid Asselstine 2015-02-28 07:00:00Z 0
Fundraising Opportunities Hans Granholm 2015-02-25 07:00:00Z 0
Canadian MP celebrates Rotary's 110th birthday. Hans Granholm 2015-02-22 07:00:00Z 0
November is Foundation Month Hans Granholm 2014-11-07 07:00:00Z 0
MPP and Rotarian Yvan Baker addresses Ontario Legislature. Hans Granholm 2014-07-10 00:00:00Z 0

Beyond Borders Newsletter.

Posted by Hans Granholm on Jul 09, 2014

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PDG Marty Helman is the new editor of the monthly Beyond Borders Newsletter. She has worked hard and put together an exciting new format packed with information and ideas from a number of Zones 24 & 32 leaders.

Please make submissions for publication before the middle of the month to Marty: martyrotary@gmail.com

The newsletter is distributed by MailChimp to all Rotary leaders in Zones 24 & 32. You can also download the current or, eventually, older copies from the 'Beyond Borders Newsletter' site page listed in the left column or from the 'News' item in the menu bar.

 

Beyond Borders Newsletter. Hans Granholm 2014-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
Zones 24 & 32 Beyond Borders Cocktail Party in Sydney Hans Granholm 2014-05-12 00:00:00Z 0
Winners Zone Photo Contest Chris Offer 2014-04-11 00:00:00Z 0

Sue Foley

Posted by Hans Granholm on Mar 31, 2014

 

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Sue F. Foley, Governor of District 5010 (Alaska and the Yukon) died unexpectedly on March 6. A long-time community leader and banker, Sue envisioned a world where no child will be hungry or without adequate housing, clothing, education or care.

 

Sue Foley obituary

Sue Foley Hans Granholm 2014-04-01 00:00:00Z 0

Spring Ahead -- Daylight Saving

Posted by Hans Granholm on Mar 03, 2014
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Don't forget to set your clocks one hour ahead this week-end!?!?!?!?
This is also a good time to remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.

 

Spring Ahead -- Daylight Saving Hans Granholm 2014-03-04 00:00:00Z 0

Zone 24 East, Million Dollar Dinner

Posted by James Goit on Mar 02, 2014

District 7820 invites you to their Million Dollar Dinner.

 It is a pleasure to welcome you to the idea of our Million Dollar Dinner. It is an opportunity for us to show that we believe in the idea of Rotary and our ability to “Do Good in the World”. Throughout this website you can find out more details on how this concept works

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Zone 24 East, Million Dollar Dinner James Goit 2014-03-03 00:00:00Z 0

Zone 32 Million Dollar Dinner

Posted by Arnold T Quaranta Jr on Mar 02, 2014

 

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Rotary District's 7210-7230-7255-7980

On behalf Foundation Vice Chair and the DRFC's of the sponsoring districts please join us on Monday May 12, 2014 at the New York Athletic Club to raise over ONE MILLION DOLLARS for the Rotary Foundation

 

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Zone 32 Million Dollar Dinner Arnold T Quaranta Jr 2014-03-03 00:00:00Z 0

Zone logo updated

Posted by Hans Granholm on Feb 28, 2014
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A big Thank You! to PDG Elly Contreras for providing us with an updated Zone Logo incorporating the new Rotary wheel.

Zone logo updated Hans Granholm 2014-03-01 00:00:00Z 0

Janice McElroy

Posted by Alan Stein on Jan 26, 2014

 

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 Sad news to report. Sad for Zones 24-32, Sad for District 7870, Sad for her 2011-2012 Classmates and sad for Rotary. PDG Janice McElroy passed away Saturday night, January 25th after a prolonged illness. She will be greatly missed by her friends.

Janice McElroy obituary

Janice McElroy Alan Stein 2014-01-27 00:00:00Z 0

United Airlines 10 million Airmiles Give-Away

Posted by Hans Granholm on Jan 02, 2014
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The results are in and despite being in the lead by some 4,000 votes early on New Years Eve, our Shriner friends edged us out in the end leaving Rotary in second place.

Thanks to all for your effort. We can be proud of being the Runner-Up and if the opportunity arises again, we will do better.

 

 

http://10millioncharitymiles.com/

 

United Airlines 10 million Airmiles Give-Away Hans Granholm 2014-01-03 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Photo Contest

Posted by Chris Offer on Jan 01, 2014
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2014 is starting across Zones 24-32 with a little fun - the first Zone 24-32 photo contest. This is an opportunity for the Rotarians across Zones 24-32 to boast with photos about the Rotary service projects and fellowship events they have held or will hold this Rotary year.

Rotary Photo Contest Chris Offer 2014-01-02 00:00:00Z 0

2013 COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION UPDATE

Posted by Julius Buski on Dec 08, 2013
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At the 2013 RI Council on Legislation, a number of resolutions were referred to the RI Board of Directors and the Trustees of the Rotary Foundation for consideration. These two bodies have now had an opportunity to consider the resolutions and report on action taken, as summarized below:

2013 COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION UPDATE Julius Buski 2013-12-09 00:00:00Z 0

Paul Osimo

Posted by Hans Granholm on Dec 08, 2013

 

By Jeffry Cadorette

 

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It is with sadness and regret that I share the news of the passing of Zone 32, District 7450 PDG (2001-2002) Paul Osimo. Paul passed away on Saturday, December 7th.

There will be a celebration of Paul Osimo's life on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Providence Friends Meeting.

The address is 105 North Providence Road, Media, PA 19063. Directions can be gleaned from their website at the link below. http://providencemeeting.org/

Paul Osimo obituary

 

 

Paul Osimo Hans Granholm 2013-12-09 00:00:00Z 0

About Zones 24 & 32

Posted by Hans Granholm on Nov 08, 2013

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Rotary International Zones 24 & 32 is a five country, three language, compilation of Rotarians in Bermuda, Canada, France, Russia and United States.

About Zones 24 & 32 Hans Granholm 2013-11-09 00:00:00Z 0

Bernie Carriere

Posted by Mark Starratt on Nov 07, 2013
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It is with profound sadness that we pass on the news that PDG Bernie Carriere passed away November 6 at the age of 61, due to complications from cancer.

Bernie will be remembered as a good-natured , loving and passionate husband, father, community leader, Rotarian and our friend.

We will miss him profoundly and his impact in the community and around the Rotary World will be measured long into the future.

Bernie’s funeral will be held Tuesday November 12, 1 PM in Lethbridge at Southminster United Church, 4th Ave and 11th St South (Catholic Service)

 

The prayer service will be Monday November 11, 7 - 9 PM at Martin Bros Funeral Home. (6th Ave and 4th St South)

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Our Rotary Foundation or the Jack Ady Cancer.

For further information and to sign a guestbook, please open the Martin Bros Funeral Home website:

http://mbfunerals.com/lethbridge/

 

On behalf of his wife Susan, sons Justin, Tom (Maria) and Luc, your prayers and thoughts are deeply appreciated.

Bernie Carriere Mark Starratt 2013-11-08 00:00:00Z 0

NID opportunity to Nigeria

Posted by Hans Granholm on Sep 28, 2013
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Dear Friends and fellow Rotarians,

 

What an exciting and historic time to be a Rotarian and to be part of the tremendous legacy of polio eradication!  We are closer than ever to reaching our goal and fulfilling our promise of a world free from polio.  The numbers of polio cases being reported globally are low in the endemic countries.  However, polio outbreaks such as we are experiencing in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are a reminder of why we need to succeed in the interruption of the transmission of the wild poliovirus in the endemic countries as soon as possible.  Our work must continue and you can be a part of the efforts.

NID opportunity to Nigeria Hans Granholm 2013-09-29 00:00:00Z 0

Sydney 2014 Beyond Borders

Posted by Hans Granholm on Sep 24, 2013
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Information on the Zones 24 & 32 Beyond Borders function in Sydney, will be posted very shortly and you will be able to purchase tickets online.

 

Come back soon!

Sydney 2014 Beyond Borders Hans Granholm 2013-09-25 00:00:00Z 0
2014 Zones 24 & 32 Institute, Toronto Hans Granholm 2013-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
WELCOME TO PHILADELPHIA ! Hans Granholm 2013-09-16 00:00:00Z 0

2014 Sydney Convention.

Posted by George Camp on Aug 21, 2013

 

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Please visit the 2014 Sydney Convention site page.

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2014 Sydney Convention. George Camp 2013-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
First Canadian E-club to Charter on Paul Harris’ Birthday. Hans Granholm 2013-01-07 00:00:00Z 0

2013 Zones 24 & 32 Institute, Philadelphia

Posted by Hans Granholm on Nov 10, 2012
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Early bird pre-registration is now closed. Please proceed to register and pay online from THIS LINK. Image

Want to see if your friends have registered and for what? Check this  LINK  Image (Have patience, slow file (35> sec) to open)

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To register for the Rotary Training Programs with NO Institute, go to www.RotaryZoneTraining.org Image

 

Local Rotarians, sign up for lunch with Rotary International President, Ron Burton on Saturday. You can also sign up to attend a Membership retreat Saturday morning. Click HERE Image to sign up for either or both.


 

 What to see and do in Philadelphia, including the pre-arranged guided bus tours?

Want to visit with local Rotarians?

"Shoot for Polio"
Be sure to register for the Friday afternoon Philly tours (registration closes on August 20th) and unique events at the 
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Minute of Silence - Moment of Peace

Rotarians Join a Global Observance at the Zone Institute on September 21st 

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Are you arriving on or before Tuesday September 17th?

Wanna spend some quality time with the less fortunate of Camden?

Here is your chance to volunteer a couple of hours to do just that.

 

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Do you wanna create some funky clocks for a worthy cause?

 

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Join Us To Celebrate

"The Promise of Rotary"

 

at the 2013 Zones 24-32 Institute in Philadelphia

www.RotaryZoneMeeting.org

Crowne Plaza Hotel
Cherry Hill, NJ

September 16 - 22, 2013

Make accommodation reservations now at the Institute facility, the Crowne Plaza, from THIS LINK.Image

If you have difficulties with your hotel reservation request, please call Joe Laureni directly at:
+1 201-390-3470.

 

Cherry Hill - Philadelphia will be a great venue for the 2013 Rotary Institute combining the laid back atmosphere of suburban NJ with the hustle bustle of one of the World's most historic cities. We are committed to providing a memorable Institute rich with Rotary fellowship, and full of Rotary moments. The Institute which commences with the opening plenary session on Thursday, September 19 will be preceded by our Forum for district leaders. Rotary institutes bring future, current and past RI officers together to learn about the latest Rotary developments, including RI policies and programs. Of course, Rotary at its best is supposed to be fun and so we plan to provide ample time and opportunites for you to enjoy the wonders of Philadelphia. Most people know about the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall even the "Rocky" stairs. Philly is all that plus the great restaurants, amazing museums, art galleries and lets not forget the World Famous Philly Cheese Steaks - we'll even teach you how to order one like a Philly native. 

 

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2013 Zones 24 & 32 Institute, Philadelphia Hans Granholm 2012-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Zones 24 & 32 Beyond Borders Dinner in Lisbon Hans Granholm 2012-10-05 00:00:00Z 0

September Institute Newsletter

Posted by Chris Offer on Sep 11, 2012
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Great new information on events in Vancouver for Institute 2012 - only 4 weeks away!!

September Institute Newsletter Chris Offer 2012-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
2012 West Africa Project Fair Bryn Styles 2012-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARIAN FLAVORS OF THE WORLD COOKBOOK Hans Granholm 2012-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
Open House for Canada's newest e-Club Elly Contreras-Vermeulen 2012-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
Past RI President Glenn Estess Sr. dies Hans Granholm 2012-02-08 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Challenge reaches US$200 million milestone!

Posted by Hans Granholm on Jan 16, 2012
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Rotarians around the world have helped Rotary’s Challenge for polio eradication reach the US$200 million milestone. Rotary Foundation Trustee John Germ, chair of the challenge committee, made the announcement on 17 January at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA. Although this important financial milestone has been reached, the goal of global polio eradication remains.  

Rotary's Challenge reaches US$200 million milestone! Hans Granholm 2012-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
Polio Awareness Initiative: Polio Wake-Up... Tanya Wolff 2011-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
10th Anniversary of the World Trade Center Disaster. Hans Granholm 2011-09-07 00:00:00Z 0

Zones Website new look!

Posted by Hans Granholm on Aug 15, 2011
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The Zone 22 website developed back in 2003 was the genesis of the ClubRunner club, district and zone management system. 

Zones Website new look! Hans Granholm 2011-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
2011 Rotary Institute, Boston Massachusetts Hans Granholm 2011-06-22 00:00:00Z 0
Special Rotary Announcement - Disaster Relief Hans Granholm 2011-03-13 00:00:00Z 0

Japan Tsunami/Earthquake ShelterBox Response Team Deployed

Posted by Hans Granholm on Mar 11, 2011

ShelterBox Response Team members are on the ground in Japan less than 24 hours after the earthquake and tsunami struck yesterday. Rotarians Lasse Petersen, Mark Pearson, John Diksa and David Eby are now working with local authorities to assess the areas of most need.

Japan Tsunami/Earthquake ShelterBox Response Team Deployed Hans Granholm 2011-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
Bryn Styles, RIDE [2012-14] Hans Granholm 2011-02-10 00:00:00Z 0

RI President-elect Kalyan Banerjee announces the 2011-12 RI theme

Posted by Hans Granholm on Jan 16, 2011
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Once Rotarians find their inner strength, they can accomplish great things in their communities and around the world, says RI President-elect Kalyan Banerjee. See an excerpt from his 17 January speech at the International Assembly, and watch as he unveils the next RI theme,
Reach Within to Embrace Humanity .

PLAY THE VIDEO

RI President-elect Kalyan Banerjee announces the 2011-12 RI theme Hans Granholm 2011-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY HIRES NEW GENERAL SECRETARY Hans Granholm 2011-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
2010 London Institute PDG Survey Results Hans Granholm 2010-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Canadian Clubs School Project in Afghanistan Hans Granholm 2010-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Polio Eradication Hans Granholm 2010-09-23 00:00:00Z 0

Canadian RotaryCentennial Project

I am pleased to announce that funding for the Canadian Rotary Centennial Afghanistan Project is now complete, and fundraising for the school will not carry on into the next Rotary year.

We will continue to receive those funds promised to the project.

Canadian RotaryCentennial Project Hans Granholm 2010-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
Obituary for Joan Wilkinson Hans Granholm 2010-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Passing of PRID Bill Gant Hans Granholm 2010-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
Final Draft Decisions of the November 2009 Board of Directors Meeting Hans Granholm 2009-11-15 00:00:00Z 0

Zone 24 Institute 2009

Posted by Hans Granholm on Jul 18, 2009
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The July Rotary Institute Zone 24 newsletter.  An update on special events, program and speakers.

Zone 24 Institute 2009 Hans Granholm 2009-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
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