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Food for Thought – Quiz: Raising funds for Canterbury Food Bank

Saturday 6th March 2021

RC Canterbury Sunrise Please join us, the Rotary Clubs of Canterbury Sunrise and Chestfield for our, "Food for Thought" Quiz, which is sure to provide some charitable, socially distanced fun, all within the comfort of your home.


Annual Quiz

Saturday 13th March 2021

RC Strood It’s Quiz Time on Zoom in aid of the Kent Air Ambulance and support for School IT enabling home education through COVID.

Virtual Balloon Race

Sunday 28th March 2021

RC Beckenham This event is being held to raise funds for two charities - Demelza and BECOME. The balloons will fly from noon on Sunday 28th March for one week.


Poetry Competition

Wednesday 31st March 2021

RC Sittingbourne Invicta Do You Remember 2020?


District Council Meeting

Wednesday 31st March 2021

District Event: Emergency District Council Meeting


Rotary South East (UK) & Gibraltar

“Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”

76 Clubs Making A Difference

We have 76 great Rotary Clubs in Rotary District 1120; stretching from South East London, along the Kent and Sussex coasts and also including Gibraltar. We are 2,000 men and women; all having fun whilst serving our communities and making a difference worldwide.

What We Do

We like to meet people, socialise and have fun together whilst doing good in the world. 

We apply our leadership and expertise to solve social issues. We raise funds and manage projects both locally in our own communities and also overseas to promote peace, alleviate poverty, support education, fight disease, provide clean water and address poor sanitation. 

Since the mid eighties Rotary, together with the World Health Organisation and other partners, has also been at the forefront of the battle to eradicate polio from the world.

Looking for a new opportunity?

Rotary is not just a club that you join. It is an invitation to endless opportunities. Rotary opens opportunities for you to serve in a project as big and historic as End Polio Now and also in a small community project, where you just plant a tree. ... Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere.

If you think Rotary could be for you we would love to hear from you soon. Just email membership@rotarysoutheast.org.

Africa Declared Polio Free

On 25th August the WHO declaired the Africa Region Polio Free.

By raising funds for polio eradication, advocating with world governments and national and local leaders, holding events and fundraisers for World Polio Day, and raising awareness, Rotarians in the African region and around the world have made an indelible impact in the fight to eradicate polio.

  • There are Rotary clubs in all 47 countries in the African region, and the region is home to almost 32,000 Rotary members in nearly 1400 Rotary clubs. 
  • Rotary and its members have contributed nearly US$890 million to eliminate polio in the African region.

Polio latest (as of 27 Jan 2021)

Meeting virtually at this week’s WHO Executive Board (EB), global health leaders and ministers of health urged for concerted and emergency efforts to finally rid the world of polio, noting a global and collective responsibility to finish the disease once and for all. Delegates also reiterated their support for the sustainable transitioning of polio assets, recognizing that successful polio transition and polio eradication are twin goals.

The eradication of polio has been the number one project for Rotary over the past 30 years.

Five Key Facts On Polio:

1. Polio mainly affects children under age 5.
2. There is no cure, but polio is preventable with a vaccine.
3. Only two countries continue to show new cases of wild polio virus  
4. We’ve reduced cases by 99.9% since 1988.
5. Until we end polio forever, every child is at risk.

Latest On Polio

Summary of new WPV and cVDPV viruses this week:

• In Afghanistan - 1 WPV1 samples this week and 6 cVDPV2 samples reported. 

• In Pakistan - 9 WPV1 positive environmental samples and 6 cVDPV2 cases were reported.

The fight continues ....

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