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Rotary at Warwickshire Pride

The Club Raising Funds for Polio for Pride

The Leamington Spa Regency Rotary Group joined in with Warwickshire Pride celebrations Saturday 28th JUne, raising £160 for The Rotary End Polio Now campaign with a “Purple Prizes for Polio at Pride” tombola.  Why the colour purple?  Because it is the tiny dab of colour on a child’s little finger that indicates that that child has been immunised against polio.  Just £1 will protect five children. 

WATER-SURVIVAL BOX UPDATE 17 - 2013/14 - CHILE EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI

On 1 Apr 2014, a 8.2-magnitude earthquake occurred in the shallow depths near the Chilean coast, 95 km Northwest of Iquique. It was the largest in a sequence of earthquakes in northern Chile that started on 1 Jan 2014. A tsunami alert was issued for Chile, Peru and Ecuador, and later extended to Colombia and Panama; tsunami watches were issued for Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. Timely alert messages allowed for the evacuation of close to 1 million people in areas with high tsunami risk on the coast of Chile and Easter Island. Six people were killed, around 2,000 houses near Iquique were damaged, and power and utility network interruptions, minor flooding and landslides affecting roads were reported.

WATER-SURVIVAL BOX UPDATE - PHILIPPINES TYPHOON HAIYAN

Thanks  to the very significant response of Rotary Clubs across RIBI and Scandinavia we were able to send a total of 800 Water-Survival Boxes that were distributed by our partner aid agency Humanity First to displaced families in the Western Visayas area of the Central Philippines. With your help we have since been gradually building our stock ready for ‘the next one’. 

Meetup - Leamington Spa Regency

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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.

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.

Special Olympics Presentation

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The Rotary Club of North Worcestershire donated £200 from their Charity Fund to the Worcestershire Special Olympics and invited Dave Foster President Elect to assist in their annual Awards Evening. The organization was formed in 1988 in Redditch with the purpose of providing year round sports training, competitions and development in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults with learning difficulties.

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

Biggest storm in history hits the Philippines.

The RIBI International Committee has spoken to all the 4 Disaster Box schemes and can report that Shelter Box already have a team on the ground in the Philippines and are utilising boxes in the country with more being shipped. Aquabox, Disaster Aid UK and Ireland, and Water Survival Box have all received requests for help.

For immediate response please support these four box schemes.

In addition donations to the “RIBI Donation Trust” can be sent to Alcester and this money will be allocated by the Trustees to suitable projects that will bring help to those affected by the storm.

Please remember that some of our box schemes are also working hard to support the Syrian refugees and therefore their funding is under considerable pressure.

 

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

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