Rotary Awareness Day - February 23rd 2017

Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 at 10:00 am- Sun, Feb 26th 2017 - 4:00 pm

Rayleigh Mill Rotary Group are organising a display to mark International Rotary Awareness Day on February 23rd at the museum in Rayleigh High Street

Rotary Awareness Display - The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill publicises the work of Rotary locally and worldwide

Monday 20th February 2017 saw a VIP reception to launch a Rotary Awareness Exhibition being held at the Rayleigh Town Museum. The exhibition was mounted  by the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill to increase awareness of the good work that Rotary does both locally in the community and across the world. Present at the reception were invited guests from local groups:

            Cllr June Lumley - Rochford District Council 
            Cllr Carol Pavelin - Rayleigh Town Council 
            Revd Canon Mike Lodge - 
            Margaret Spencer - Women's Institute 
            Mary Kittle - Inner Wheel Club of Rayleigh Mill 
            Norma Bowers - Inner Wheel Club of Rayleigh Mill
            Martin Hodson  - Rayleigh Chamber of Trade

2017 is also the centenary of the Rotary Foundation, Rotary's own charity. It is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends who share its vision of a better world. This charity is rated in the Top 10 in the world due to it directing 92% of the money raised to its projects.

A key program for the Foundation since 1985 is the eradication of polio worldwide. In 1985 polio was endemic in 125 countries with a total of 1,000 new cases each day. Through a programme of immunisation of young children there are now just 3 endemic countries remaining and only 37 new cases in the whole of 2016. The display included lots of information about this important program.

The display is on view from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th February from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm each day with free entry.

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