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RIBI International Service Committee Newsletter - March 2014

The March newsletter is available for download here and contains articles on:

Meetup - Leamington Spa Regency

Meetup

Leamington Spa Regency is now on Meetup the social media site that promotes not for profit clubs and societies.http://www.meetup.com/Leamington-Spa-Regency-Rotary-Group/

Why don't you join and become a Meetup Rotarian?  Learn about what we are doing and where to meet.

Appeal for unwanted hearing aids

Rotarian Paul Wood of the Rotary Club of Birmingham has collected over 21,000 redundant hearing aids to help children in developing countries who suffer from impaired hearing. As digital hearing aids replace analogue versions, Paul has been collecting the unwanted devices to give children in third world countries such as India the chance to hear for the first time.

Special District Council - Now Postponed - Look out for new arrangements

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 19:00 - 20:00
A Special District Council Meeting has been arranged for Wednesday 23rd April at 7.00pm when there will be one item on the Agenda, namely RIBI Restructuring incorporating changes to district boundaries. The latest proposals will be distributed to Clubs shortly so that they can consider the implications and bring their views along to the meeting on the 23rd. There will not be a formal vote on the proposals at that meeting but it will give the District Governor an idea of the feelings within the District and will give you an opportunity to ask questions and express your view.
Location: 
Arden School, Knowle

Guatemala Literacy Project - Tour of Guatemala

The primary aim of GLP is to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala through literacy and education, often in the seriously underprivileged Mayan communities.

John Stanton from the Rotary Club of Kenilworth has recently returned from a tour of Guatemala where he visited the Guatemala Literacy Project in action. Rotarians from the USA, Canada, the Cayman Islands, the UK and Rotary International, joined with non Rotarians and GLP staff to enjoy this experience. The Tour covered 15 schools, with presentations on each of the 4 literacy programmes in different locations.

District Assembly

Date and Time: 
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 09:00 - 13:00
Preparing for the new Rotary' year.
Location: 
Warwick University

Jubilee News Christmas 2013

Latest newsletter of the Rotary Club of Coventry Jubilee.

Wrigley Bear Tours the District!

Wrigley Bear is representing Rotary District 1060 in the RIBI Challenge toraise the profile and raise funds for the End Polio Now campaign.He will visiting every club before setting off for Australia for the RotaryInternational Convention in Sydney.Each time he visits a club we would like you to take a photo with your clubpresident and post it on our special Rotary page which can be accessed atthe link below. Any difficulty with this please let me know or forwardedthe picture with the name of your club and president. Each time Wrigley

Philippines appeal | Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland

http://ribi.org/news/ribi-news/philippines-appeal 

Philippines appeal

In response to the humanitarian crisis in the Philippines, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) is calling for donations to the four Rotary supported survival box projects, Shelterbox, Aquabox, Disaster Aid UK and Ireland and Water Survival Box, in order that they can provide immediate aid to the area.

Shelterbox already has a team in the disaster zone distributing boxes which contain water purification tablets, a tent, toothpaste, soap and other items needed in an emergency situation. In addition, RIBI is calling for donations to the disaster fund set up by the RIBI Donations Trust. The trust was set up in 2007 to enable Rotary clubs to pool funds to support the reconstruction of communities following major disasters, such as rebuilding schools and hospitals. Its trustees will decide how best to spend the money to help the Philippines get back on its feet.

RIBI President, Nan McCreadie said: “The Rotary supported box charities will provide people with a supply of clean water and other essential items to help them survive the immediate aftermath of the disaster. However, the area will require a significant amount of rebuilding in the long term and it is vital that people are aware that help continues to be needed long after the story has disappeared from our TV screens.”

To make a donation to help the people of the Philippines, please send cheques made payable to RIBI Donations Trust to RIBI, Kinwarton Road, Alcester, Warwickshire B49 6PB.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Biggest storm in history hits the Philippines - ShelterBox

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Typhoon Haiyan has caused unimaginable devastation and suffering in the Philippines. With winds of 195mph, the typhoon is the largest storm ever recorded to make landfall and current reports indicate that upwards of 10,000 people may have lost their lives. It has been reported that at least 630,000 people have been displaced and are in desperate need of emergency shelter, food and clean drinking water.

ShelterBox is already responding and I wanted to take this opportunity to bring you up to speed with our response efforts so far, so that you can share this information with the clubs in your district.How is ShelterBox responding?

A ShelterBox Response Team was already in the Philippines when the typhoon struck, helping following last month’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake which damaged 34,000 homes. The team are now busy helping local people cope with the aftermath of not only an earthquake but now one of the most powerful storms on record.

A further two ShelterBox Response Teams are en route to the Philippines to assist with coordinating our response in-country. ShelterBox’s response will focus in three of the badly affected regions – Tacloban, Cebu and Bohol. Reports are coming in of 80-90% damage of some towns in these provinces