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Service News - January 2021

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:
  • The Rotary Foundation - The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating, four stars, from Charity Navigator.
  • Rotary Peace Webinar - The next peace webinar on how Peace is present in almost everything we do as Rotarians - Saturday 13th March 2021 starting at 10.00 am.
  • A new vaccine - As we hear of vaccines for COVID-19 let’s also talk about the recent Emergency Use Listing (EUL) for type 2 novel oral polio vaccine (nOPV2).
Read Foundation Newsletter

Humanitarian Service Team

Items include:

  • NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers' Day - This special day is being organised on the 5th July 2021, to  remember those who have lost their lives to Covid-19.
  • Humanitarian Service Seminar - The seminar on Rotary Day, Tuesday 23 February will inform you more about how our polio campaign supports so much more than eradicating polio. 
  • Rotary 2020 - A Year in Review - In 2020 Rotarians helped many thousands of people affected by disasters around the world directly or by donating to the disaster charities or to the Rotary Disaster Response Fund.
  • Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) - Rotary GB&I has signed an agreement with the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) offering Rotarians free membership of this environmental charity.
  • Rotary Young Citizen Awards 2021 Go Virtual - Outstanding young people again will be recognised by Rotary Young Citizen Awards in 2021 with a virtual Awards Ceremony hosted by BBC TV Presenter Ellie Crisell on Saturday, 22nd May, 2021.
Read Humanitarian Service Newsletter


Items include:
  • Welcome to 2021 -  As we enter the new year its the perfect time to set goals and your plans now.
  • What's your call to action? - In these troubling times, the world needs Rotary more than ever. John Hewko reminds us that now is the time to act and he gave us 6 Calls to Action.
Read Membership Newsletter
Membership Summit - The Rotary GB&I Membership team is inviting you to a Membership Summit via Zoom on Wednesday 27th January at 7.45 pm. Join the team and guests from around the world to talk about innovative approaches to membership and ways to Grow Rotary in your area and beyond.

Public Image Team

Items include:
  • #togetherTalks series 3 - The first #togetherTalks of the new series will be on Tuesday, January 19th at 19.05 featuring Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin. 
  • Why you should care about Rotary Branding - Altering our logo, changing fonts or adding colours weakens our global brand. It sends mixed messages and gives a negative image to new members or donors.
  • Champions Awards - Look within your district for those individuals who do amazing things and nominate the best of them for this prestigious Award.
Read Public Image Newsletter

Polio Team

Items include:
  • Get ready for Rotary Day - Use Rotary Day to raise the profile of and money for the Rotary End Polio Now campaign. 
  • Purple4polio Tea Party - Join us for an hour of light entertainment as we celebrate Rotary’s birthday on the 23rd February from 4pm-5pm with our own online Fill Your Plate for Polio event.
  • Another plus in PolioPlus - When the pandemic was declared, the Polio Oversight Board (POB) issued a Call to Action for polio-funded assets to support the response, and for a pause in polio immunisation campaigns to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. 
Read Polio Newsletter

Could you help a school child with learning in lockdown?

With schools nationwide closed once again, and children learning from home, the BBC are relaunching their ‘Make a Difference: Give a Laptop’ campaign.
Perhaps you recently upgraded or have old devices you no longer use, which could be distributed to support pupils with limited or no access to lockdown learning. Your donation could make a huge difference to a family and child in need.
Maidenhead Thames Rotary Club are one example of how clubs are supporting the appeal, as they’ve given 6 devices plus hundreds of pounds in donations to purchase more for local children.
Find out more about how to donate, forge links with local charities and schools by visiting the BBC Make a Difference website.
BBC Make a Difference

Date: Monday 18th January 2021

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