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Friday 3rd March 2023
RC Rye & Winchelsea Rye Harbour Sailability invite you to a Race Night on Friday 3rd March doors open 6.00pm at Hub on Rye Hill, Kiln Drive, TN31 7SQmore
We have 72 great Rotary Clubs in Rotary District 1120; stretching from South East London, along the Kent and Sussex coasts and also including Gibraltar. We are 1,900 men and women; all having fun whilst serving our communities and making a difference worldwide.
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.
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 or in a small community project where you plant a tree to help the environment. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supporting the Environment has become Rotary's 7th Area of Focus.
More than $18 million in Foundation global grant funding has been allocated to environment-related projects over the past five years. Creating a distinct area of focus to support the environment will give Rotary members even more ways to bring about positive change in the world and increase our impact.
Updates as of 4th January 2023
In Africa, to reinvigorate political attention and action on immunization across the continent, H.E. Macky Sall, Chair of the African Union and President of the Republic of Senegal, will bring together Heads of State, civil society organizations, and other key stakeholders at the Forum on Immunization and Polio Eradication on 10 December in Dakar, Senegal, to remobilize leadership around the Addis Declaration on Immunization.
PBS feature on polio and immunization in DR Congo: the piece focuses on efforts to provide routine immunization to children, including during the pandemic, highlighting how local healthcare workers are responding to various challenges.
In Pakistan, a high-level delegation led by Polio Oversight Board (POB) Chair Dr Chris Elias, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari and UNICEF Regional Director George Laryea-Adjei, concluded there is unprecedented support and commitment to ending polio in the country in 2023. More.
Summary of new polioviruses this week:
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.