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Rotary District 5020


District 5020 Governor (that's ours) publishes a monthly newsletter, Clik here for the Newsletter & what other Clubs are doing

District Governor Judy Byron

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Assistant District Governor
Nanaimo Area: Barry Sparkes

brsparkes@telus.net

 

 


Rotary International News

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  • Rotary Day at the United Nations highlights the strength of partnerships
  • Friday, 21 November 2014, 01:30 PM
  • To strengthen their 69-year-old partnership, leaders from Rotary and the United Nations met this month in New York City for Rotary Day at the United Nations. The two organizations began working together with the aim of maintaining peace after World War II. Today, the relationship has evolved to include humanitarian work in areas like gender equality, child and maternal health, and disease treatment and prevention. While the UN's Millennium Development Goals are set to expire in 2015, its leaders are preparing for an even more ambitious humanitarian agenda of eradicating extreme poverty by...
  • A major breakthrough against polio
  • Friday, 21 November 2014, 01:00 PM
  • Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are approaching a significant milestone: the eradication of type 3 wild poliovirus. The last case of polio caused by the type 3 virus was reported in Yobe, Nigeria, on 10 November 2012. "We may have eradicated a second of three; that's a major milestone," said Dr. Stephen Cochi, a senior adviser at the Center for Global Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaking to the BBC. Rotary has played an important role in bringing type 3 polio close to extinction. PolioPlus grants have provided key...
  • Participate in #GivingTuesday on 2 December
  • Thursday, 20 November 2014, 04:45 PM
  • This year, Rotary is participating in #GivingTuesday on 2 December, a global day of giving supported by 10,000 organizations worldwide. Invite your club to get involved by giving online. Online giving is the easiest and most efficient way to give to the Foundation and the causes you care about most. As an added incentive, President Gary C.K. Huang will send special video messages to the club and district that make the most individual online gifts to The Rotary Foundation on #GivingTuesday. Share why you support the Foundation on Twitter and Facebook by using the tags #GiveTheGift and #...
  • TAM, a oneworld alliance partner, selected as official airline of the São Paulo convention
  • Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 04:45 PM
  • Fly TAM Airlines nonstop to São Paulo for the Rotary International Convention to enjoy special discounts, effective for travel from 1-17 June 2015. Find discounts and promotional codes for your area. Convention attendees can also find discounted flights to São Paulo using oneworld's convenient online booking tool, customized with Rotary convention information. oneworld®, the premier global airline alliance, brings together 15 leading airlines from around the world. (You can also visit www.oneworld.com/events and enter event code OW56B14 to log in as an attendee.) Register for the convention...
  • How Rotary can keep and recruit members
  • Monday, 17 November 2014, 06:00 PM
  • For more than a decade, Rotary's membership has lingered around 1.2 million. That means that for every person who joined during that period, another person left. Last year, membership hit a 10-year low, at 1,185,000, though we've since rebounded, raising the figure this year to 1,207,102. For RI President Gary C.K. Huang, that's not good enough. He hopes to increase membership to 1.3 million by the end of his term. "It's simple: The more members we have, the more people we can help," Huang says. "A stronger membership base will result in strong communities." How can we reach his goal? And how...
  • Rotary’s World Polio Day live-streamed event is a huge success
  • Friday, 14 November 2014, 06:15 PM
  • More than 23,000 viewers in 24 countries tuned in to Rotary's World Polio Day event, streamed live on 24 October. Health officials including James Alexander, senior medical epidemiologist for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gave an update on the polio eradication campaign and praised Rotary's achievements to date. Rotary has contributed more than $1.2 billion to polio eradication since 1979. For World Polio Day, Rotary released $44.7 million in grants to fight the disease in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. In addition to the update, the event included entertainment by...


Disaster Aid Canada

 

  • John Joynt Joins Disaster Aid Team
  • Following the recent retirement of Don & Anne Ohlgren, John Joynt, a high profile business executive, Rotarian and incoming Club President, has volunteered to work with the Board of Disaster Aid Canada to increase the profile and visibility of Disaster Aid Canada and the many facets of the operations.
  • Executive Director Retires
  • At the annual year-end board meeting of Disaster Aid Canada, Don Ohlgren submitted his resignation as the Executive Director of Disaster Aid Canada.
  • Little Dresses for Africa
  • We just sent 500 little dresses to Thailand to Global Neighbours. They will surely use them to assist with the thousands of refugees that they work with on Myanmar border. From their side they said these are a godsend for them and will give the little girls a sense of security and let them know that someone somewhere cares for them.
  • Soap For Hope
  • We also have just sent over 500 hygiene kits to our partners; Global Neighbours. Pictures attached of volunteers helping to process the nearly one ton of used soap that we are now collecting every month from Victoria and Vancouver Islands best hotels. More and more hotels are calling us every day to come on with this ingenious program that turns the wasted soaps and shampoos into brand new hygiene kits that literally save lives by cleaning hands and bodies.
  • New Volunteer Program
  • With so much new stuff happening now, we encourge volunteers to come into our Victoria Warehouse and assist us to prepare and pack the soap Hygiene Kits.

Disaster Aid

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Shelter Box Canada News

 

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