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Rotary pilots new approach to peace and spotlights six peacemakers

EVANSTON, Ill. (September 21, 2017) — Rotary has entered a new partnership with the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) to enhance its peace and conflict resolution efforts with data-driven methodologies and tools;

Peace is much more than the mere absence of violence. Rotary members and peace fellows take action to address underlying causes of conflict by providing access to clean water and sanitation, supporting education, preventing and treating disease, saving mothers and children and growing local economies.

 

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Rotary helps disaster victims

The Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs are helping bring emergency aid to communities battered by severe weather and earthquakes.

“The power of Rotary is in the Foundation's ability to pull help from around the world while local clubs provide immediate relief in their own communities,” says Don Mebus of the Rotary Club of Arlington, Texas.

An estimated 40 million people across Bangladesh, India, and Nepal have been affected after massive floods hit the area last month. UNICEF estimates 31 million people in India have lost their homes, and 8 million people in Bangladesh and 1.7 million in Nepal have been affected.

For the second time in two weeks, a powerful earthquake has hit Mexico, destroying buildings and highways, and killing hundreds of people. 

 

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It started with a lunch

Read Rotarian Kerry Kornhauser's story in The Age.

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Enjoy Rotary

Read the latest Networker here.

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Jay's life changed for good

Our club's selection of high school student Jay for the National Youth Science Forum has made a positive impact. 

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Dick Smith donates $1million for Rotary to continue their work in Australia

Well-known philanthropist Dick Smith has announced his donation of $1 million through Rotary towards alleviating the suffering of Australians in need.

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Rotary Radio - Doing Good

Subscribe to our new online Rotary Radio station on iTunes.

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Rotary Award at UN

Melbourne Rotarian Stephanie Woollard to receive a global Rotary Award at the United Nations.

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Popular Piano Classics

Join the Rotary Club of Caulfield with piano maestro Alan Kogosowski in September.

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Membership Development Month

What makes a vibrant club? District Governor Neville writes ...

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Girlhood, not Motherhood

Dr Babatunde Osotimehin of the UN Population Fund writes about girls successful transitioning into adulthood

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Katandra School Project

Partnering with the Katandra School, our members helped fund and build their new sustainability garden.

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Rehab Car helps patients

In New York, Rotary Clubs grouped together to create a special rehabilitation car to help patients in and out of vehicles. What can we do locally?

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Rotary District 9800 Governor 2018-19 announced

Congratulations to Bronwyn Stephens for the Rotary Club of Melbourne who has been nominated as District Governor for 2018-19.

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Fiji and Cyclone Winston

Just a reminder to Clubs who are still wishing to offer support to Fiji about how they can make this happen

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Big Red Kidney Bus provides lifeline

With about 11,500 Australians on dialysis, it can be difficult for those who aren't near hospitals.

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President Alan Samuel receives Victorian Volunteer Award

Congratulations to Club President Alan Samuel, awarded by David Southwick MP for his volunteer work, especially with Rotary and Impact For Women.

Victorian Police Leaders Mentoring Program

This week, more police graduated from this Rotary program which has improved leadership over the past 8 years.

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Western Emergency Relief Network

WERN makes a difference in the west and near north of Melbourne to those in urgent need by providing emergency relief and assistance through our Member Welfare Agencies.

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Supporting the Marginalised this Christmas

District Governor Julie Mason

As I sit here thinking about the onset of the festive season, I can’t help but reflect on the past few months where I have experienced the very best of what Rotary stands for in the world. My visit to the clubs in our amazing District has opened my eyes to the breadth of projects that have been initiated as a response to the needs of the marginalised individuals and groups in our community, local and international.

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Visiting Failyne in Vanuatu

When Failyne was 4, she came to Melbourne for life-saving surgery. President Alan visited her this summer.

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Courtney's Story

When our Rotarian Geoff Asher stopped for a toilet break in a remote main street in the outback of Queensland, he never envisaged he would change one teenage girl's life forever.

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Failyne's medical team awarded

Over the last 7 months, 4 year old Failyne from a remote island in Vanuatu has been transformed due to life saving surgery at Monash Medical Centre. The medical team led by Associate Professor Mr Andrew Danks has changed Failyne's life forever.

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