District News

District 7570 a Leader in Polio Eradication Efforts
District 7570 and Zone 33 continue to be leaders in fund raising for Rotary's support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).
Botetourt Rotary Donates $2,400 to Future Farmers of America High School Programs
The Botetourt County Rotary Club donated $1,200 to each of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) programs at Lord Botetourt and James River High Schools. The Club is proud to make these donations, and Club members worked hard to raise these funds through the Club's annual Raffle and other fundraisers completed in 2019.
District 7570 Receives Wheelchair Matching Grant
Meet Juan. He is one of over 2,000 people in the Caribbean and Central and South America with mobility issues you helped over the past seven years through the District 7570 Wheelchair program. He will be joining us at the District Conference. The Wheelchair Foundation has recently given District  7570 a $21,000 matching grant to provide a container of wheelchairs. When matched, the total project will provide 280 wheelchairs for those in need. The program will work through a Rotary club in the country to receive the wheelchairs. They will be responsible for in...
Gates Foundation Continues Support
Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced on January 22 that their long-term fundraising partnership, which generates up to $150 million annually for polio eradication, will continue. Under the agreement, Rotary is committed to raising $50 million a year over the next three years, and each dollar will be matched with an additional two dollars by the Gates Foundation. In a video address at the 2020 Rotary International Assembly in San Diego, Bill Gates told incoming district governors that the partnership with Rotary needs to continue. “The Gates...
3rd Annual Women in Rotary Tea a Huge Success!
Forty women, representing more than 15 different clubs, in three different Rotary Districts, came together for the 3rd annual Women in Rotary Tea Party! What a great collection of servant leaders and practitioners of "Service Above Self." The Rotary Club of Lynchburg Downtown organizes this event each year under the direction of Past President LaShonda Delivuk. The club would like to thank their host facility Ploughcroft Tea Room for their warm hospitality, gracious service and delicious tea & pastries!
Botetourt Rotary Club Donates $500 to the Hope to Walk Foundation
The Botetourt Rotary Club recently made a $500 donation to the Hope to Walk Foundation, a non-profit entity whose mission is to provide prosthetic legs to individuals in third world countries including Honduras, Guatemala, Vietnam and Haiti. (more...)
Hester: Make Polio History
Todd Hester ia a Presbyterian Minister and a member of the Rotary Club of Salem.  This article appeared in The Roanoke Times on September 11, 2019.  The Rotary Club of Salem will be raising money to eradicate Polio during Olde Salem Days on Saturday, September 14th.  The booth will be located in front of the Salem Library and next to the Vendor Registration Table. Join us for Olde Salem Days 2019 and help us eradicate Polio by dropping a donation in our club's blue buckets!

https://www.roanoke.com/opinion/commentary/hester-make-polio-history/article_e1275715-dee2-5da6-9040-1e4855d1cfb5.html
Hurricane Dorian Help
Rotarians - now is the time to help our friends dealing with Hurricane Dorian!  Open this document for how to contribute:
Rotary Peace Centers alum gets big prize
Rotary Peace Centers alumnus and member of the Johnson City Morning Rotary Club Kiran Singh Sirah recently accepted a $10,000 prize on behalf of the International Storytelling Center as winner of the Peacebuilding Big Idea Challenge, an international competition sponsored by the Purdue Peace Project.    The winning entry was for the design of “Europa,” a state-of-the-art videogame that gamifies storytelling.   Watch the trailer here: https://on.rotary.org/30wUQQp
Jerry Biller Receives Award

Jerry Biller Receives the 110% Award for Area 2 from ADG Gannon Irons
Rotary Club of Nelson County Honor Teachers of The Year
May is a time to focus on Youth Service
Rotary's focus in May is on the fifth avenue of service, Youth Service. Publish a story this month about what your club does for area youth. 
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