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Rotary and Polio Fact Sheet

Rotary and Polio Fact Sheet

Polio Poliomyelitis (polio) is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. The poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. It can strike at any age but mainly...

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Stephanie  Groves

Stephanie Groves

Last week’s guest Speaker, Stephanie  Groves is a second-year university student, pursuing Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Prosthetics degrees at Latrobe University, Melbourne. Stephanie has just returned from a month-long practical assignment in Cambodia, a...

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Mary Farr – Author

Mary Farr – Author

Last week’s guest speaker was Mary Farr, an author and wife of Rotarian Andrew Whitehead, who happened to be the chairman of the night and therefore well placed to introduce her! Mary said she realized that she had a gift for writing when she was quite young and has...

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Australian Rotarians respond to brushfires

Australian Rotarians respond to brushfires

    By Ross Wade, Past President, and Issa Shalhoub, member of the Rotary Club of Milton-Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia From August through October of last year, residents of the coastal community of Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia, watched somewhat...

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Anna McGrane & Melissa McGrath

Anna McGrane & Melissa McGrath

The guest speakers last week were two of our newest members -  Anna McGrane and Melissa McGrath who gave us their stories of 'The Rotarian behind the Badge' ANNA MCGRANE. (On left) Anna hails from the outback area in Queensland, where she was raised on the land. Her...

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Collect, contribute, connect to end polio

Collect, contribute, connect to end polio

By Nurveen Ratty, Rotary Club of Floreal, Mauritius   As Rotarians, we pride ourselves in taking collective action to create lasting change. And our fight to eradicate polio is without a doubt one of our finest efforts. For World Polio Day on 24 October, my club...

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Building Positive Peace in Venezuela

Building Positive Peace in Venezuela

By Mauricio R. Pernía-Reyes, president of the Rotary Club of San Cristóbal Metropolitano, Venezuela...…………... I recently discovered a valuable resource on Rotary’s website that has strengthened my club’s efforts to serve our community and build peace. When I was...

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Rob Bramich, of ‘Traders in Purple’

Rob Bramich, of ‘Traders in Purple’

Last week's guest speaker was Rob Bramich, of 'Traders in Purple', who are the developers of a number of projects in Tasmania. They are a family Sydney based firm, and Rob is their Tasmanian representative. The CEO is Charlie Daoud. They are currently developing a...

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Scholarship program in Japan pays dividends

Scholarship program in Japan pays dividends

As a regional communications specialist for Rotary International, I get excited when I hear stories about students who have had their lives changed by Rotary scholarships. Lasitha Eriyawa, a Sri Lankan, came to Japan in 2001 to pursue his college education. During his...

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