Rotary International District 1290;
Group Study Exchange - from D1290 in Romania
The GSE (Group Study Exchange) team from Rotary District 1290 is currently touring District 224, Romania. Read more. You may follow their progress and see photos of the visit by following them on their Blog Rotary International GSE - Romania 2013
This will be the last opportunity for our Rotary District 1290 to participate in the GSE programme and it will be a great honour to be visiting Romania - a country that has close links with our district through the work of our overseas project team. read more.
District Assembly 2013
Watch the recorded highlights of the District 1290 Assembly held on Thursday 19th May and featuring District Youth Speaks presenters and members of the Interact Club of Penryn. Read more
Fantastic News. Our second Rotakids Club in Plymouth is now charted....read more.
Rotary / ShelterBox Partnership
A year has passed since ShelterBox became Rotary International's first project partner.
This agreement enables both organisations to collaborate more closely to bring relief and temporary shelter to survivors of disasters worldwide. The project partnership builds on both our strengths in responding to disasters all over the world. Throughout 2012, and going into 2013, the benefits of this partnership have presented themselves time and time again:
Launch of 2012/13 PR Campaign
In part thanks to a Rotary International PR Grant, the district has launched a new publicity campaign utilising buses in Plymouth and Cornwall. The Plymouth City Bus campaign will run for 6 months whilst the Western Greyhound campaign in Cornwall will run for 12 months. It is hoped that as well as promoting Rotary's efforts to end Polio, we will increase awareness of Rotary and get some membership enquiries.
Join Rotary - Join Us
Thinking about joining Rotary? Contact District Membership Chairman, Darren Hands or or call us on 07952 549063 or visit any of the Club's Websites in our District. Outside our District? Contact RIBI (Rotary International Britain and Ireland).
Boost for the End Polio Now Campaign
Local celebrities have leant their weight to the End Polio Now campaign. New Posters to raise awareness of Rotary's efforts to end Polio are available from Darren Hands
Overseas Project Team
News Update Read about the reams latest projects delivering specialist aid to eastern Europe and further afield. Win Scutt District 1290's Overseas Project Team and learns about the team's work Video.
End Polio - donate now!
Rotary's priority project today is the eradication of polio. In 1985 Rotary launched PolioPlus, a multi-million dollar initiative to immunise all the world's children against polio. Since then Rotary International has raised over $800M and more than two billion children have received the oral polio vaccine. read more
|BBC's Rotary / Polio links||The End of Polio||more from BBC's Fergus Walsh|
Bruce Aylward: How we'll stop polio for good
Polio is almost completely eradicated. But as Bruce Aylward says: Almost isn't good enough with a disease this terrifying. Bruce Aylward of the WHO talks about polio eradication, it explains the background and recent activities. Polio update.April 2013 Special Report by District Governor John James 2012-2013.
Support for ShelterBox
ShelterBox and Rotary
The global support from the Rotary network is the cornerstone that ShelterBox is built on.