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Service News - September 2020

Welcome to Rotary GB&I Service News, bringing you the latest updates from the national Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Service Teams.

This communication is sent to all members each month, and contains links through to individual monthly service team newsletters, which are sent to relevant district officers.

This will allow you to access key information across a range of areas in one place.

Foundation Team

Items include:
  • WHO Africa Region certified wild polio free on 25th August 2020. Read much more about the people and the stories behind kicking wild polio out of Africa here.
  • Key dates and links for suggested polio activities in Rotary GB&I.
  • After the success of Passionately Purple Gin, a new Old Tom style craft gin infused with honey is now on offer with a percentage of the profits going toward End Polio Now.
Read Foundation newsletter

Humanitarian Service Team

Items include:

  • Rotary and the stroke association open up new opportunities - Working in partnership with the stroke association and other organisations, Rotary will be supporting people in making lasting health changes.
  • #EndPolioGoalChallenge launch - On the 24th September we launch a new social media challenge. This Briefing explains this quick fun activity, raising awareness and seeking donations. By working together, we can make this a real social media success so take the challenge yourself and encourage all Rotarians as well as friends, family and the wider community to take part on the 24th or anytime thereafter. 
  • World Health Organisation declares Africa region Wild Polio-Free.
  • Beruit Port Explosion Update - The long-term impact will be severe and long lasting and will affect the whole of Lebanon as it struggles to cope with a failing economy and rising cases of Covid-19.
Youth / Environmental
  • The Rotary Young Environmentalist Competition enters its second year in 2020/21 and all Club and District Youth and Environment Team Leaders are encouraged to work together to promote this competition to local schools.
Read Humanitarian Service newsletter


Items include:
  • Rotaract is part of the family - Rotaractors seek development, seek leadership opportunities, seek mentoring and, not least, the opportunity to give back to the community. Let’s embrace the Rotaract opportunity and the diversity it brings.
  • Retaining members - Do you know why people left your club and, if so, what are you doing about it?  There are many available tools here to help, including Club Health Check. 
Read Membership Newsletter

Public Image Team

Items include:
  • World Polio Day Toolkit - Download our World Polio Day Toolkit, including social media posts and template press release to help you as well as all the other suggested activities.
  • We have created a membership advert template for clubs to use, specifically designed for local community focused publications, available in colour and mono. Give them a try!
Read Public Image newsletter

Use your skills on a Rotary GB&I Team for 2021/22

A number of exciting opportunities to be part of Rotary GB&I Teams and Committees are still available for 2021/22. Use your skills and expertise to help enhance Rotary’s connection with our communities and strengthen clubs across the country.
Various positions are open in the following areas:
  • Membership
  • Public Image
  • Humanitarian Service
  • Leadership Development and Training
  • The Rotary Foundation
  • End Polio Now
  • Constitutions
A full list of the positions is available on our website.
Browse Positions

How to apply

Role Descriptions and Person Specifications can also be downloaded below: If you would like to be considered for a role on a Rotary GB&I Committee/Team, please complete the application form, submitting in an editable format (i.e. Microsoft Word) to governance@rotarygbi.org by midnight on Wednesday 30th September 2020.
If you have served a full term on one committee/team, you are eligible to apply for another.

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(If you are a Rotarian, please name your club.)