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Across the world we are celebrating 100 years of the Rotary Foundation - from the Rotary Convention in Seoul in June 2016 through to the Rotary Convention in Atlanta in June 2017. We are also celebrating 70 years of the Rotary Scholarship Programme (previously the Ambassadorial Scholarship Programme). In District 1090 we hope to share in the successes of our clubs in initiating and completing grant-funded projects, we hope to hear of the successes of the Rotary and Ambassadorial scholars that our clubs have hosted over the years, and we hope to ensure that in the Spring of 2017 everyone who lives and works in the Thames Valley sees the purple crocuses that we will be planting in the Autumn and that they will all know how close Rotary and its partners are to eradicating polio from the world, for good.
Visit the centenary pages on the Rotary International website.
Watch a video (just 4min 33 sec) to see the range of activities supported by the Rotary Foundation and its growth over 100 years.
more Humanitarian grants from the Rotary Foundation enable Rotarians to support service projects that provide water wells, medical care, literacy classes and other essentials to people in need. Rotarian participation is key to the project's success.
more Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution is a top priority for members of Rotary and one of the organisation's Six Areas of Focus.
more Each year, thousands participate in Rotary's educational and youth programs, all known for fostering international understanding and friendship. But the experience doesn't have to end when the program is over.
more Our Vocational Training Team was established in 2013, with its first visits in 2014, followed by visits each year since then
more This is the one of Rotary's largest programmes, running since 1947.
more Rotary's remarkable commitment. Working with an incredible network of people, we really are so close to eradicating polio.
back The Rotary Foundation is a not for profit corporation enabling Rotarians and their partners to achieve sustainable solutions to global problems. Widely recognised as being in the top 5 for Best Value Charity Giving, it celebrated its 1st 100 years in 2017