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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.

ShelterBox Operations updates


Through the personal help of Amarjit Nandra of the Rotary Club of Aston, Keith McDavid has been working very closely with the Sikh Channel Aid; a not for profit TV channel here in Birmingham; which transmits to the Sikh community throughout the UK, Western Europe and Toronto, on channel 840.

Nepal Earthquake Appeal

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Following the tragic earthquake that hit Nepal last weekend, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland has pledged its support to help victims with long term support.

Rotary’s Donation Trust has been set up for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal, which will provide support for sustainable community projects once the immediate emergency has been dealt with.

District 1060 Club Guide to Rotary Foundation Grant Applications 2015-16

This Guide can used by club members to access The Rotary Foundation Grants System

The Guatemala Literacy Project 2015/16 Global Grant Campaign

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The latest GLP Annual Report makes excellent reading & reveals the great success of the 2014/15 campaign, to which 3 of our D-1060 Clubs contributed (Kenilworth, Rugby Dunsmore & Tamworth). It will enable the substantial & worthwhile work of the Project to continue & develop further.

The new campaign has now been launched & we aim to improve on last year’s success.

Vanuatu Update from the International Committee

Please see the attached report for an update on the Vanuatu crisis. If any clubs have the ability to both raise and send funds overseas then please use the details contained within the report to do so.

Rotary New Zealand World Community Service (RNWCS) is working hard to deliver both short and long term help to the islands. Their objectives state: “When our Pacific neighbours require immediate assistance following a cyclone, tsunami or earthquake, we distribute Emergency Response Kits.

Devastation caused by Cyclone PAM in Vanuatu

Cyclone PAM has caused mass devastation in the archipelago of Vanuatu. Within days Rotary Box Schemes have gone into action to help deliver shelter, water filters and humanitarian aid to the islands.

As of today 17th March 2015, only military flights are allowed in with all commercial flights on hold.


The sponsored slim organised by Kinver Rotary Club's International Committee came to an end on Valentine's Day when the eleven slimmers took to the scales after their six week fast in aid of the educational project at Rohtak in India. Weight lost ranged from 5 lbs to 22 lbs and sponsorship is on course to reach £2000. Slimmer Tom Bryson added to the event by donating a bottle of champagne for the person whose guess of the total weight lost by the eleven slimmers in six weeks. This raised an additional £150, with Past President Neil Brazier's guess of 138 lbs being spot on!

RIBI International Service Newsletter February 1015

This months edition of the RIBI International Service Newsletter contains articles about;

  • A potential project in India for Children with Special Needs
  • A fundraiser for Ugandan Hospitals at the end of February
  • Albinism in Tanzania
  • Disasters

Read and enjoy!

RIBI International Service Newsletter January 1015

Exciting news from Home and Hopes for Children and Village Water as well as encouraging reports from Uganda and thanks to the RIBI Donations Trust from Pakistan via the Literacy Box Trust.

Read more in the attached January edition of the RIBI International Service Newsletter.

ShelterBox operations Report - Philippines update


Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on 8th November 2013, was the most powerful storm ever to make landfall, claiming 6,200 lives and destroying a million homes. ShelterBox was there to respond within hours. As soon as the scale of damage was known a second team was mobilised and we set up an in-country staff presence to oversee the deployment.

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