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International Service encompasses efforts to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the world and to promote world understanding and peace. It includes everything from contributing to PolioPlus to helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries.

Crocuses in Bloom to highlight 'Purple for Polio'

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The 5,000 purple Crocus bulbs planted in 5 locations across Redditch last Autumn are now in full flower, and members of the Rotary Club of Redditch were out and about last week installing signs to raise public awareness of Rotary's 'End Polio Now' campaign.

For over 30 years, Rotary and its members have been committed to fighting to eradicate polio across the world. The number of polio-endemic countries has dropped from 125 to just three, with over 2.5 billion children receiving vaccinations thanks to the help of Rotary.

1060 District International Newsletter - Autumn 2016

The Autumn edition of District 1060's International Newletter features;

  • ShelterBox
  • Aqua Box
  • The Donations Trust
  • Club news
  • The Guatemala Literacy Project
  • Abesu Woman's Housing Co-operative - Zambia
  • Bwengu Project - Malawi
  • Rotary District 1060 International Projects Conference 2016
  • The Big Give 2016

The Foundation page features; Rotary Ride 2017, Purple4polio and a Global Grant Project in Korea.

Enjoy the read!

 

1060 District International Newsletter - Summer 2016

The Summer edition of 1060's International Newsletter features;

  • Tools for Self-Relience 
  • Tukongote Community Projects
  • The Wheelchair Foundation UK - Tanzania
  • Human and Hope Association
  • Rotary Lends a Hand in Nepal
  • Aquabox award
  • Manisha UK - Nepal's Deprived Children
  • The Zuri project - Uganda
  • RI Convention 2016

The Foundation page features Purple for Polio and the Rotary Bear.

Enjoy the read!

Rotarians plant 'Purple for Polio'

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On the 9th November, Redditch Rotarians joined Redditch Borough Council's landscape team to plant 5,000 purple crocus corms as part of the 'Purple for Polio' initiative. Five sites across the town were selected, on roundabouts, local distributor roads, and in St. Stephen's churchyard in the town centre.

The planting will shortly be followed by signs telling the public about Rotary's role, accompanied by appropriate local press coverage.

5,000 crocus bulbs planted at Tithe Lodge in Southam in support of Purple4Polio

The Crocuses in Bloom

On Tuesday the 25 October, in celebration of World Polio Day, members from the Rotary Club of Southam 2000 paid for and planted 5,000 crocus corms in the grounds at Tithe Lodge in Southam, and independent living with care scheme owned and managed by Orbit Heart of England.

Rotarians Show 'Gemutlichkeit'

The Mayor together with the two Club Presidents, demonstrating international 'gemutlichkeit'.

Last weekend the President of the Rotary Club of Solihull St Alphege, Nav Sharma and his wife Tracy, warmly welcomed as their guests Rtn Benno Stinner, President of the Rotary Club of Stade, in Lower Saxony, Germany, his wife Gabi together with 7 other Stade Rotarians.

The Zuri project Uganda

Keith McDavid – Rotary Club of Knowle and Dorridge

You may recall we arranged to get some pencils for the above charity from Workington Rotary Club which relations of Tom collected from Whitehaven and Tom collected from them and brought the pencils to Knowle. Well the pencils have now arrived in Uganda free of any transport costs, as they were included in a container that included a generator that was being donated by a local company that supports the Zuri Project. So all in all this was a win, win situation for everybody.

Nepal Press Release

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In April 2015, an earthquake of 7.6 on the Richter scale struck the historic district of Gorkha in Nepal, northwest of Kathmandu. Over 9,000 lives were lost and estimated 8 million people, almost one-third of the population, have been impacted by the earthquake.

Members of the Rotary Club of North Worcestershire, together with the  Rotary Club of Damauli in Nepal, decided the best way to provide support was to help fund the reconstruction of the devastated Community Centre in the rural area of Dharmpani, Tanahun West Nepal; the epicentre of the earthquake.

AquaBox receives the Queens Award for Voluntary Service

AquaBox has recently received  the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2016. This is the highest award given to local volunteer groups in the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It is the MBE for volunteer groups!

The trustees would like to thank all those who have supported AquaBox over the years and made this recognition possible. 

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