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The Skelton/Jones Scholarship Committee on behalf of Rotary District 7570 has awarded three $30,000 scholarships to three individuals for their studies during the 2017-2018 academic year. (more...)
Local funding and district grants combine to support disabled students
By Jeremy Spilman
Harrisonburg, VA- Patrick O’Brien and Sam Polglase are two typical middle school students.  However, they took on an atypical project recently to help other students at their school who are less fortunate than themselves.  They started a fundraising effort to raise $20,000 for specialized equipment that helps provide students with multiple disabilities some physical activity.  The funds are to purchase a Quadriciser Therapy System for use in Janine Bailey’s Peer mentoring class at Montevideo Middle School in McGaheysville, VA.  The equipment will be used by students in this class for years to come.  (more....)
Ten More Presidents Elect Complete RLI Part 1
Ten more Presidents-Elect completed Rotary Leadership Institute Part 1 together on Saturday August 20th at Wytheville Community College.  They were joined by three future Rotarian Leaders and District Governor-Elect Dick Ray for a well-rounded class on club leadership, ethics, team building, and Service Above Self!   Thus far, 20 PE's have passed RLI Part 1 this year!  More details in the August District Newsletter!
Presidents-Elect and District Rotarians Enjoy Special Rotary Leadership Institute Seminar
Ten Presidents-Elect completed Rotary Leadership Institute Part 1 together in Roanoke on Saturday August 13th .  They were joined by five future Rotarian Leaders, an Assistant Governor and a District Governor-Elect for a well-rounded class with focus on club leadership, ethics, team building, and Service Above Self! 
Staunton Rotary Club Gives Grants to Local Nonprofits
STAUNTON, Va (WVIR) - Nine nonprofits serving the Staunton community are benefiting from the generosity of a civic group. The Staunton Rotary Club handed out $7,000 worth of grants to those organizations Tuesday, July 19. (more....)
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Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...