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Linden Rotary Helps Fund New Elementary School Playground Equipment
The Rotary Club of Linden presents a check to E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School in Front Royal for new playground equipment during a presentation at the playground... (more)
Wheelchair distribution to Guatemala, "Providing mobility to those who have none."
Thirteen Rotarians from Lexington Sunrise, Chatham, Harrisonburg, Front Royal, Salem, Johnson City, Manassas, and Marion, NC will participate in the third distribution of Wheelchairs in Guatemala 21-26 August 2014.  
RYLA 2014
It's that time of year again to start planning for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Seminar. RYLA continues to be an exceptional learning experience for eligible high school juniors and seniors. Rotary Clubs are encouraged to sponsor students to attend this fun leadership-focused weekend planned for December 5-7, 2014 at the Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.
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Rotary International News
Rotary releases $34.8 million for polio immunization activities worldwide
Rotary International released an additional $34.8 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, the three countries where the disease has never been stopped. The funds, whose release was announced 20 January, will be used by the World Health Organization and UNICEF for polio immunization and surveillance activities in the 10 countries, as well as to provide technical assistance in several other countries in Africa. The grants include $8.1 million for Nigeria to support its final push to eradicate the disease. Nigeria...
President-elect urges Rotary members to ‘Be a Gift to the World’
Using their talents, expertise, and leadership, Rotary members worldwide are asked to be gifts to the world this upcoming 2015-16 Rotary year. Rotary International President-elect K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran called Sunday's address to incoming district governors the "most significant moment of my life." "All of you have been given so many gifts. And you have now been given this great gift: one year to take all your talents, all your gifts, everything that you are and can become -- and Be a Gift to the World," said Ravindran, revealing his presidential theme at the annual five-day training meeting...
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