Monthly Archives: October 2015

Why is November “Foundation Month”?

Ray Klinginsmith, Trustee Chair 2015-16 It is well-established that The Rotary Foundation is the focus of attention in the month of November, and we try our best to publicize our Foundation programs and to raise money to fund the programs … Continue reading

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Fight not with violence but education, understanding, and peace

K.R. Ravindran, President 2015-16 One sunny morning at the end of June 1991, a van drove through the busy, rush-hour streets of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Winding through traffic to a northern suburb, the van arrived at the Forward Command Headquarters … Continue reading

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Polio: It is your Rotary story; write it well

R. Ravindra, President 2015-16 Last month, after confirming a full year without a single case of wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of the world’s polio-endemic countries. It was the last polio-endemic country in Africa. Today, only two … Continue reading

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2016-17 is The Rotary Foundation’s Centennial Year: Begin Plans Now

Ray Klinginsmith, Trustee Chair 2015-16 The 2016-17 Rotary year will be the centennial year for The Rotary Foundation, which started at the 1917 Rotary convention in Atlanta. This issue of The Rotarian magazine is filled with information about the exciting … Continue reading

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When Polio Walked the Earth: Notes on a forgotten disease

Editor’s Note: Permission to post the following article has been received from Peter Kavanagh, Random House of Canada Ltd. and The Walrus magazine. MEMOIR BY PETER KAVANAGH • ILLUSTRATION BY MICHAEL BYERS • J UNE 2015 • It’s hard to capture the sense of panic … Continue reading

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