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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
Restoring vision to hundreds in China
Seeing an elderly Tibetan woman weep with joy when cataract surgery restored her vision after 10 years is the kind of moment Dave Razo will never tire of. For several summers Razo, a member of the Rotary Club of Warner Robins, Georgia, USA, traveled to rural northwest China with a team from Georgia-based nonprofit Gansu Inc., to provide free sight-restoring cataract surgery to some of the country's poorest residents. In 2012, after 22 years and 6,000 successful procedures, Gansu's founder, ophthalmologist William Conrad, retired and discontinued the organization's operations. But Razo didn't...
World Polio Day: Health officials laud polio eradication achievements, point to disease’s endgame
After a year of shrinking polio cases worldwide, the crippling disease is now on the cusp of being eradicated, said top health officials at Rotary's second annual World Polio Day event on 24 October. At a special Livestream program -- World Polio Day: Make History Today -- Rotary leaders joined global health experts and celebrity singers to hail the progress of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. After nearly 30 years, the GPEI, which includes Rotary, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is on...
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