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DON'T MISS THIS GREAT FUN AND ROTARY FUND-RAISER EVENT ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27!
Posted by Deb Shatzer
THANKS TO ALL ROTARY CLUB MEMBERS WHO WORKED AT THE 2016 DELAWARE COUNTY FAIR!
Club members volunteered many hours working the Penn West Gate and ushering the Grand Circuit harness races. Volunteer hours for ushering generated $1500 for future service projects.
The Delaware Rotary Club was privileged to have District Governor Steve Sandbo in attendance at today's meeting; Mr. Sandbo was accompanied by his wife Jill. He shared with the club the achievements of the Polio Plus campaign. 2.7 billion People have been vaccinated and Rotary International has spent 11 billion dollars in the project. The result is that there are only 19 cases left in the world, down from 34 cases a year ago. In spite of the barriers left, he urged the club to support the continued fight.
Posted by Mary Beth Freeman and Shelia Hiddleson on Feb 02, 2016
It's time to nominate the cream of the crop for the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award.
Delaware County has earned the reputation of having excellent schools. and this hasn't happened by accident. The teachers take their role seriously and commit to our students' success. Because of this our Rotary annually recognizes an elementary, middle and high school teachers representing one of the following schools, Buckeye Valley, DACC, Delaware City and/or Delaware Christian.
The Delaware Rotary Club is excited to offer the opportunity to nominate an excellent teacher for the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award. The awards will be presented at the Delaware Rotary Club meeting and luncheon on May 2, 2016. The deadline for submission of applications is:MARCH 10, 2016. Applications are to be emailed or mailed to the attention of Teri Meider, Delaware Area Career Center 4565 Columbus Pike Delaware OH 43015 or firstname.lastname@example.org Applications and nomination forms are located in the right column.If you have any questions, please contact Teri Meider at (740) 201-3204
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Virtual reality films bring new dimension to polio fight
At this year’s World Polio Day celebration in Atlanta, Rotary is harnessing the power of virtual reality technology to build empathy and inspire action in our fight to eradicate polio. Rotary, with support from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, produced a virtual reality film that tells the story of Alokita, a young adult who suffered paralysis from polio as a child growing up in India, which has been polio-free since 2011. “When you open your eyes and see a different environment around you, you relate to the subject on a visceral, personal level,” says Vincent Vernet, direct of digital and...
Rotary Day at UN highlights role of business in building a better world
From the United Nations’ earliest days in the aftermath of World War II, the organization’s humanitarian mission has always dovetailed with Rotary’s efforts to administer aid and build peace. This year’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, 12 November, will highlight the role businesses can play in that collaboration as we work toward a more just and equitable world. The theme of this year’s gathering at UN headquarters in New York City, “Responsible Business, Resilient Societies,” recognizes Rotary’s role at the intersection of commerce and cause. As leaders in their professions and...
ShelterBox prepares for Mosul refugees
Today marked the start of the battle to take control of Mosul back from the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS. The city is the group's last major stronghold in Iraq. But humanitarian aid agencies have known about the military offensive, giving them an unusual opportunity to prepare for the crisis. "It is rare for the world to get early warning of a vast human catastrophe," says Chris Warham, chief executive of ShelterBox. "The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees issued a paper in July saying this would likely be the biggest humanitarian crisis of the year — and we better get...
Skydivers raise thousands for polio eradication
The first time Noel Jackson jumped out of a plane at 14,000 feet, it had nothing to do with raising money for polio eradication. The Michigan dentist had received a gift certificate to go skydiving from his staff because they knew he was into adventure. “It is definitely a defining moment,” says Jackson, a member of the Rotary Club of Trenton, Michigan, USA, of that first jump, done in tandem strapped to a professional skydiver. “The rush of the free fall is beyond anything I have ever experienced before. Just the speed and acceleration is unbelievable. You don’t even have time to figure out...
Rotary and ShelterBox on the ground in Haiti
Even as parts of Haiti were still recovering from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew tore through the impoverished island country 4 October, leaving hundreds dead and many more homeless. The Category 4 storm affected an estimated 330,000 people in Haiti, including 6,400 who were moved to temporary shelters. Extensive damage to main bridges and other transportation networks have left some areas cut off and vulnerable. Torrential rains have resulted in flooding and landslides. And contaminated water supplies threaten to lead to a surge in cholera cases and other waterborne...