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We are keen to promote the work that many of you are involved in in District 1060 as well as keep you informed of the work done in RIBI and RI international. Please ask if you have any queries and we will do our best to help you. Our policy is to try and provide as much information through newsletters and links to websites as we can to help clubs find international projects. And to help clubs with projects to find clubs to support them. We will also support RIBI initiatives in responding to disasters - normally clubs should donate to the box projects or support any national appeals through DEC which are advertised. 

Reach beyond your community and connect with others who share common interests. Make a positive impact on people’s lives worldwide. Whether you’re interested in meeting new friends, participating in a cultural or vocational exchange, or finding a partner for a service project, Rotary International has resources that can help, visit .....

Rotary Service Connections

Thanks for your enthusiasm - Bob Mowle and all the members of the District International Service Committee

Further information is available here


The Story of the End of Polio


For the latest information from RI visit the RI Polio Home Page .



RIBI International Resource Group November 2011 Newsletter

Five months into this Rotary year and the group are looking forward to the Mid Year Review. District International Chairmen will be able to share information on the projects supported by their clubs so far this year. These are a few of the many projects, some old some new, which clubs could consider supporting

International Service Projects

International Service is one of Rotary’s Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of club activity.

See the attached leaflet for more information on how Rotary worldwide is making a difference,

‘World Porridge Day’ 10th October

Mary’s Meals response to the famine in the Horn of Africa – Has your Club considered participating in the ‘World Porridge Day’ 10th October? More details at

ShelterBox Respond to Turkey Earthquake

ShelterBox report that they are responding to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck southeast Turkey on Sunday 23 October, with the epicentre at the village of Tabanli, 20 kilometres north of Van city. 




Good evening to all District International Service Chairmen and fellow Rotarians in RIBI


District 1110 International Newsletter

Received from D1110 International Chairman Allan Smith MBE, a news letter about what is happening in District 1110 on the International Committee.


Many Rotarians play a role in improving health care in their own communities or beyond. Rotarian doctors, health professionals and others invest a huge amount of time and skills in healing the sick and improving health care.

Rotarian-Physicians Global Polio Eradication Initiative

From: Himansu Basu <>
Date: 23 September 2011 12:06:33 CEST
Subject: [Rotarian-Physicians Global Polio Eradication Initiative

Rotary Water-Survival Box Update 7 - 2011-2012 - Pakistan - Sindh Province Floods

During the past few days we have been alerted to the developing disaster caused by extreme monsoon rains in the Sindh province of Pakistan. The disaster is estimated to be on a larger scale than the 2010 monsoon floods and already some 1.3 million homes have been damaged and more than 7 million people are directly affected. Families have again lost their homes and possessions, and do not have access to clean water. You will have seen the distressing scenes on the national TV news programmes.

RIBI International Resource Group August Bulletin

Please see the latest from RIBI in the attached news bulletin.

European fundraiser nets more than US$893,000

32 End Polio Now

Through sales of End Polio Now key finders between June 2010 and June 2011, Rotarians, Rotaractors, and RI staff in Switzerland and Liechtenstein raised more than US$893,000 for Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge, including over $2,000 from staff in the RI Europe/Africa Office.

Find out more in the latest End Polio Now Newsletter

Rotary's Areas of Focus

29 AreasOfFocusFPRotary's Areas of Focus

Rotary clubs serve communities around the world, each with unique concerns and needs. Rotarians have continually adapted and improved the way they respond to those needs, taking on a broad range of service projects. The most successful and sustainable Rotary service tends to fall within one of six areas. To find out more, take a look at the brochure ( on the left) published by Rotary International.


Anyone interested in a visit to Romania & Moldova ?

Dear All

With IPDG Bernard Tupman and some people from 1280 I am going to Romania and the Republic of Moldova from April 15 th to May 6th 2011. If you know of any Rotarians who would like to join the party please put them in touch with meYours in Rotary

ROTA Special Action Plan

Read all about the plans for Rotary in Africa here

 You will also find a link to the ROTA website on our International Links Page


Rotary Water-Survival Box Update 6 - 2011-2012 - Horn Of Africa And The Philippines

Received 13th August 2011 -

For the past four weeks we have been on standby to send Water-Survival Boxes to help with water-purification in the refugee camps in the Dadaab region of Kenya. However, serious difficulties in arranging a safe and secure route along the 300 mile journey from Nairobi, as well as a controlled environment for distribution to families most in need, meant we have had to wait for confirmation that such arrangements were in place.

Water Survival Box Update

Further to previous updates, arrangements are now being finalised for the consignment of 1,000 Water-Survival Boxes to leave our depot in Somerset on Wednesday, 3 August for onward transportation to Nairobi where they will be received by members of Humanity First. The boxes are then to be taken to the refugee camps in the Dadaab area for distribution to families most in need. The first convoy of food aid involving a number of the major aid agencies including Humanity First reached Dadaab today (Saturday).

Update on Polio

Earlier this week the full report of the Independent Monitoring Board that was held in London on 30 June and 1 July was released. Some points that are relevant here are:

Update on Aid for Horn of Africa

For the past 14 days we have been searching for viable ways of sending Water-Survival Boxes to the refugee camps in Dadaab, Kenya. A series of e-mails offering our aid sent to DG9200 Eric Kimani (whose distict includes Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda) and latterly to his DGE Geeta Manek have not been responded to.


You will all have seen the news coverage of the developing crisis now affecting up to 10 million people in the Horn of Africa and we are receiving many enquiries regarding our response. We have significant stocks of Water-Survival Boxes in Standard and Multi-Pack format that can be sent by air as soon as their suitability has been confirmed and we can arrange with a reputable organisation (whether Rotary or an international aid agency) for swift transit through customs and distribution to families in need.

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