In the next 30 days...
Wednesday 9th March 2022 - Saturday 31st December 2022
RC Chestfield Rotary Worldwide is supporting the people of Ukraine through various means and if you would like to help then please donate.more
Saturday 30th April 2022 - Sunday 30th April 2023
RC Chestfield If you have any suitable items please let us know and bring along on our collection day, or we can collect from Whitstable, Chestfield, Herne Bay areas.more
Monday 7th November 2022 - Tuesday 20th December 2022
RC Margate 2022 Santa Sleigh route.more
Friday 11th November 2022 - Friday 23rd December 2022
RC Hastings Remember your loved ones and help those in need at Christmas with a Tree of Light dedicationmore
Saturday 3rd December 2022
RC Sandwich Community hub open today for sale of Christmas Decorations to support our chosen charities Age Concern Sandwich, Hope for Tomorrow and SNAAP.
Saturday 3rd December 2022
RC Minster On Sea You can participate and collect money for your organisation; you can sponsor the event; or you can just turn up on the day, enjoy and donate.more
Sunday 4th December 2022
RC Eastbourne AM The “Tree of Light” is covered in a host of white lights and dressed with white ribbons in memory of loved ones.more
Monday 5th December 2022 - Thursday 15th December 2022
RC Margate 2022 Santa Sleigh route.
Thursday 8th December 2022 - Friday 23rd December 2022
RC Bromley To see the Routes and how to donate visit: www.BRchristmas.co.ukmore
Saturday 10th December 2022
RC Medway Sunlight Santa's Sleigh will be moving around Island Way East and West on St Mary's Island - look out for him and his Rotary helpers!more
Sunday 18th December 2022
RC Medway The Santa Fun Run is back, this year expanded to include a timed 5km and 10km runmore
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 26th October 2022
24 October marked World Polio Day and partners and countries around the world used the opportunity to raise awareness and resources for polio eradication. The WHO European Regional Office held an event celebrating 20 years since WPV certification. In Geneva, Rotary and WHO joined forces to discuss how the organization’s efforts to eradicate polio can now be applied to broader maternal and child health issues. Many thanks to all partners, friends and countries who participated to make World Polio Day a success around the world.
In a newly released video, GPEI Director Aidan O’Leary’s shares a message on the important outcomes of last week’s polio pledging moment in Berlin.
“When you put polio drops in a child’s mouth, you feel happiness inside, happiness that you have saved a child,” she says. “I urge people to come and work for this feeling. This work brings a lot of peace.”- Shiza, a polio vaccinator in Pakistan. Read more…
nOPV2 rollout: Approximately 500 million doses of nOPV2 have been administered across 23 countries under its WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL) to date. An additional 16 countries have met the requirements for nOPV2 use in the event of an outbreak. More information on nOPV2.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, three women are helping improve the lives of polio survivors and other people living with disability. Check out their story in this UN Foundation blog post.
“It’s not the first time such targets have been offered. But what’s different this time around is that, in addition to mass vaccination campaigns, the initiative’s new strategy will be intensely focused on finding targeted ways to reach missed communities and take advantage of opportunities to become more integrated with other essential services.”- Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi. Read more…
Afghanistan: one WPV1 positive environmental sample
Algeria: two cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
DR Congo: one cVDPV1 case and six cVDPV2 cases
Niger: one cVDPV2 case
Nigeria: one cVDPV2 case
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.