The District Conference Review
Governor’s Message...........2
District Conference.............3
District News....................26
Upcoming Fundraisers!......27
 
 
 
 
 
Left to right on the photo: Kitty Frazier, Ashley Cooper, Trey Burke, Jessie Vernon & Kerry Mueller.
GSE Team leaves for Canada on May 2 and arrive in Quebec that evening.
Major Anniversary for Polio Vaccine - Rotary International News
Sunday, 12 April, marks 60 years since the Salk polio vaccine was declared safe, effective, and potent. In that time, the number of polio cases has dropped by 99 percent worldwide. With just three countries remaining polio-endemic, we are closer than ever to eradicating this crippling disease.
 
Jonas Salk’s inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) has been (more)...
ShelterBox Wins International Award - ShelterBox Press Release
ShelterBox is used to being in the spotlight for its humanitarian work, but now it has been recognized for its business credibility in an award aimed at global corporations worldwide. Acquisition International is a UK-based magazine targeting corporate finance around the world. It has just awarded ShelterBox the title of ‘Disaster Relief Charity of the Year’ in its annual Business Excellence Awards. (more...)
Rotary’s PolioPlus Turns 30
This year marks 30 years since Rotary launched PolioPlus, its campaign to rid the world of polio. Beginning on Rotary's anniversary, February 23rd, Rotary members worldwide will be holding events to celebrate three decades of polio eradication progress.
 
Since 1985 Rotary and its partners have helped reduce the number of cases from 350,000 annually to fewer than 400 in 2014, and they... (more)
RLI training in Beaver WV

Seven Rotarians from District 7570 travelled in foot deep snow to attend RLI training in Beaver West Virginia. Matt hayden, James Cook and Woody Sadler from the Lexington Sunrise... (more)
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How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...
Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...
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