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Off to Guatemala to deliver wheelchairs. Dick Ray, Lori, Xiao-yin Byron, Woody, Kelly Miller, Bill Long.
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.  
RYLY 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.
District 7570 1st Rotary Day of 2014-15

Lexington, Virginia, USA

As the sun came up, the sky was filled with beautiful hot air balloons over the historic city of Lexington, Virginia. It is July 3-6 and the Rotary Club of Lexington Sunrise is having its 18th annual 4th of July Celebration and Balloon Rally. The celebration....
The Rotary Club of Roanoke "Great Roanoke River Duck Race"
On May 31, 2014, the Rotary Club of Roanoke hosted the 1st Annual Great Roanoke River Duck Race. Our club set out to develop a new signature fund raiser for our scholarship program and several not-for-profit organizations. The committee worked for months... 
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Rotary International News
Rotaract award winners celebrated for their life-changing projects
The village of Kumbharwadi is one of many in a drought-prone region near Mumbai, India. Until recently, its residents had access to only one well with drinkable water. During the summer months, the well runs dry, and the women and girls of the village travel three to four hours a day to search for water. Enter Project Boond, undertaken by a Rotaract club, a Rotary club, and the Watershed Organization Trust to provide clean drinking water and sanitation facilities in Kumbharwadi. Nikunj Pherwani, 2013-14 president of the Rotaract Club of Hassaram Rijhumal College of Commerce and Economics in...
Young writers get published with the help of Rotary
In Jamaica, 11-year-old Jordan Allwood reads his classmates a story about a lonely puppy who finds a new family. The puppy grows into a big dog, enjoys walks along the beach, and survives a frightening autumn day when he is caught in a trap before being rescued by his family. Jordan's story is one of hundreds that were written by children ages 7-11 for a writing contest organized by the Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean 7020 and supported by clubs in 10 Caribbean nations. The best stories, including Jordan's, were published in "The Butterfly StoryBook," produced by the club and sold through...