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The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
After 25 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease, but a strong push is needed now to root it out once and for all. It is a window of opportunity of historic proportions.
Reaching the ultimate goal of a polio-free world presents ongoing challenges, not the least of which is a hundreds of million dollar funding gap. Of course, Rotary alone can't fill this gap, but continued Rotarian advocacy for government support can help enormously.
As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk. The stakes are that high.
Bill Gates said: "If we all have the fortitude to see this effort through to the end, then we will eradicate polio."
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Countdown to World Environment Day, choose a task every two weeks to help out the Environment. Complete one activity per two weeks from the calendar between 22nd March 2021 and 5th June 2021 (total 6 activities).more
Globally, five billion people have no access to safe and affordable surgery when they need it. Mercy Ships operates the largest charity-run hospital ship in the world, taking free medical care and surgery directly to those who need it most.more
joining: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention, Disease prevention and treatment. Water, sanitation and hygiene. Maternal and child health. Basic education and literacy. Community economic development.more
When a child is vaccinated, their little finger is painted purple, hence the name Purple Pinkie Day. With literally millions of children attending Polio immunisation days, it is the only way to keep track of who has received their life saving medication.more
RI President Shekhar Mehta is urging members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving others is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own.more
RI President Holger Knaack’s theme for 2020-21, Rotary Opens Opportunities, asks Rotarians to create opportunities that strengthen their leadership, help put service ideas into action, and improve the lives of those in need.more
· Some look a bit spooky · Andy has great background, just needs an orchid in there · Surely IPAD has a name. · Andrew left the party briefly, hence only 19/20 pictured · Not sure where Simon is.more
When someone suffers a major trauma, the quicker they receive specialist emergency care, the more likely it is that the treatment will prevent death or serious disability. This is referred to as the ‘Golden Hour’more
R I President Mark Daniel Maloney's theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow people to unite and take action through Rotary service.more
Rtn. Derek Hardy has been awarded a District 1260 Service Award for outstanding service in promoting Rotary's capability in supporting projects in the international arenas. In recognition and appreciation of his dedicated service to Shelter Box.more
Our vision is to see a world where no family is without shelter after disaster. Our teams work with disaster-hit families around the world, offering emergency shelter and other essential items to support them in rebuilding their lives.more
A fun and enjoyable night was spent barn dancing in Barton-le-Clay Village Hall on Saturday 30th March 2019 Music from the group Abella and the caller was Andy Rouse. Highly tasteful Hog Roast supplied and cooked by John Fraser and Clair Burtonmore
The bee orchid has been the emblem of the Rotary Club of Barton-le-Clay since its foundation. The orchid, Ophyrs apifera var. aurita, grows wild on the Chiltern Hills behind the village of Barton-le-Clay.more