Rotary is the world's oldest established international volunteer charitable organization. It's over a hundred years old is located in over 200 countries and has 1.2 million members. It is made up of people from all walks of life that do projects in our own communities and around the world, and have a good time doing it. As an active Rotarian, you'll develop skills like public speaking, project management, and event planning. For more information or to find the Rotary Club closest to you call 1-844-ROTARY-3 (1-844-768-2793)
Rotary District 7470 is looking for 28 students to represent the region in a cultural exchange with Japan. The Ross Redmond Short Term Youth Exchange Program, now in its thirty-seventh year, offers students ages 16 to 19 the opportunity to learn about Japanese culture, interact with Japanese students and form friendships that will last a lifetime. Complete Details click "read more".
Do you need a speaker for a Club meeting? This District has assembled over 50 speakers on a variety of Rotary and non-Rotary topics who are ready willing and able to present to your Club. The link below provides a list of topics, presenters, and their contact information. Remember one of the the best practices for Clubs is to have a speaker or program at every meeting.
Send in your Best Shot!
Enter you images in The Rotarian’s 2015 photo contest and you might see them in the pages of the magazine. The contest is open to members of Rotary, their families, and anyone who has taken part in a Rotary program. Enter up to three photos taken since 1 January 2015 in one of three categories: people, places, and projects. Deadline February 29, 2016.
Eradicating polio is a complex It has been Rotary's top priority since 1988, we have collaborated with the World Health Organization, The Centers for Disease Control and UNICEF to tackle the disease through our Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Polio has been 99.8% eliminated. So far in 2015 there have been 47 cases of Polio from the wild virus. Click Read More to learn how the various partners are working together in the different roles.
The Rotary Foundation is the charitable arm of Rotary. It is a non-profit that is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of The Rotary Foundation who share its vision of a better world. Its sole mission is to support the efforts of Rotarians through Rotary’s mission, and the achievement of world understanding and peace through local, national and international humanitarian and educational programs in your back yard and around the globe.
The Rotary Foundation has continued its steady growth, moving up 35 spots to 85th in The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual ranking of the top 400 nonprofit organizations in the United States. The ranking is based on monetary contributions from private sources and reflects the increasing generosity of those who support Rotary's mission.
Thanks to a great team of groups and programs our district has recently engaged in a very worthwhile endeavor! Project “Welcome Home” Wish List is a program launched by clubs of our District in the past couple of months. . The program originally started in conjunction with the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 327 in 2013, and through December of 2015 we were able to aid over 30 once homeless veterans received their household good request on their WISH LIST. Nearing the point where our original grant amount was exhausted, a drive was started to acquire and apply for a District Global Grant.
Rotary International presents a member benefit program too good to keep to yourself. With discounts on travel, hotels, dining, services and more, Rotary Global Rewards is designed to help you get more good work done and build Rotary friendships. Rotary Global rewards is our way of giving back to those who do so much.
John F. Germ, Rotary International President-Elect, announces the 2016-2017 Rotary International Theme - Rotary Serving Humanity
The Rotary International Directory contains a wealth of information about Rotary. Dowload the directory and check out the information. It also includes a listing of all of the Rotary Clubs in the World, their meeting locations, day and time.
Latest Rotary News
Beware of new email scam claiming to be from Foundation Chair Klinginsmith
A new email purporting to be from Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith is targeting Rotary members. The email falsely claims that members can become End Polio Now ambassadors if they email club information to a Gmail address within 48 hours. The fraudulent email has the subject line “BECOME AN END POLIO AMBASSADOR” and is sent from a fake email address. This is a scam. Rotary staff is working to resolve the issue. Avoid being the victim of scams by deleting any email that appears suspicious.
Find resources for planning your centennial celebration
We're kicking off The Rotary Foundation's centennial celebration at the Korea convention, 28 May-1 June. But you can get started now planning your club's centennial activities with the resources available in our promotion kit: Ideas and activities for clubs Doing Good in the World promotional flier Doing Good in the World bookmark Sample press release Centennial letterhead Centennial PowerPoint template Centennial postcard History of The Rotary Foundation PowerPoint Find more ideas in "Rotary's Foundation Is Turning 100," in the January issue of Rotary Leader Watch and download A Century of...
Cultivating peace: Rabia Raja
From the February 2016 issue of The Rotarian Rabia Raja thought she knew exactly how the residents of her home village of Dandot, Pakistan, should improve their schools. "I remember saying to them, 'You don't do this; you don't do that,' and they answered me, 'What have you done for this place?'" Raja remembers. "That's when I realized I could do something." Rabia Raja Area of focus: Supporting education Age: 39 Occupation: Entrepreneur Location: Lahore, Pakistan Peace Center: Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 2011 That something turned out to be the Sunshine Consulting Welfare Organization...
Cultivating peace: Muyatwa Sitali
From the February 2016 issue of The Rotarian Growing up on his family's farm in Lusaka, Zambia, Muyatwa Sitali understood the power of water in his own life. His father grew corn, cabbage, and other crops, all of which depended on rainfall and irrigation. But it wasn't until Sitali began his Rotary Peace Fellowship that he came to realize the profound and far-reaching need for clean water globally. Muyatwa Sitali Area of focus: Providing clean water Age: 33 Occupation: Consultant Location: New York City Peace Center: Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012-14...
Cultivating peace: Sachin Rane
From the February 2016 issue of The Rotarian Growing up in India, Sachin Rane dreamed of being a police officer like his father and grandfather. "Our walls were decorated with uniformed pictures of my ancestors," he says. But he never imagined how far police work would take him. Sachin Rane Area of focus: Promoting peace Age: 49 Occupation: Detective inspector Location: Mumbai Peace Center: Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 2013 Rane became a Mumbai police officer in 1991. He investigated bombings, kidnappings, and murders while working for a variety of law enforcement branches, including...