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Convention: City of peace
Though Atlanta has seen its share of violence and inequity over time, today it brims with reminders that there is another way. Get inspired while you’re visiting for the 2017 Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. Take a short walk from the convention center to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. There, you can see the handwritten notes, speeches, and sermons of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., experience an interactive 1960s-era lunch counter “sit-in,” and learn more about persecuted groups all over the world. A streetcar will take you to the Martin Luther King Jr...
The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...
Parts of Rotary.org unavailable from Saturday to Monday, 3-5 December
Parts of Rotary.org will be unavailable 3-5 December, beginning at 05:00 Chicago time (UTC-6), while we upgrade our membership database. During this time, areas that require sign-in (convention registration, club and district administration, grant application, giving, Rotary Club Central, etc.) and Club Finder will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Rotarians report email scam
Some Rotarians have reported receiving a scam email asking them to click a link to update names and contact information in a directory. The email, which stems from a gmail account, is not from Rotary.
Arch Klumph’s hometown raises over $2 million through centennial celebration
Rotary members in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, celebrated 100 years of The Rotary Foundation on 23 October with a banquet and a concert by The Cleveland Orchestra that have so far raised more than $2.1 million for the Foundation's next century of good work. Arch Klumph, a Cleveland Rotarian, planted the seed for The Rotary Foundation in 1917, with his idea of having an endowment fund dedicated to "doing good in the world." Today's District 6630 leaders thought that a concert was a fitting way to honor Klumph and mark the centennial because of Klumph's love of music. Klumph performed in several...
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Hosts Ross Kirwin and Doug Sullivan get the show started
Bob Gibson was our behind the scenes technician and problem solver
Rob Saunders was the Host and Block Sponsor presenter
Cogeco's Scott Acton , Rob Saunders and Will Gibson kept the programme moving right along
April McClung and Dr Drew Markham were the next hosts and did a fantastic job of getting the bids up.
Kelly Hammond and Phil Betts took over the host positions next and were awesome!
Debbie Knobelsdorf and Dr Jennifer Simpson did a fine job as our wrap up hosts
The auction raised over $35,000 to be used for the good works of Rotary in Huntsville and around the world.
Rotarian Dave Van Gelder was presented with his first Paul Harris Fellow award and pin by Past President Mr. Rob Saunders and Madame President Jennifer Jerrett on the evening of the Rotary Runaround. This is an outstanding achievement. The Rotary Foundation benefits individuals worldwide from the donations made by people like Dave. Congratulations Dave!
What is the Paul Harris Fellow Award?
It is one of the most prestigious awards in Rotary and thereby named after the founder of Rotary, Paul Harris. A multiple Paul Harris Fellow is a Paul Harris Fellow who has contributed, or in who name is contributed, additional US $1000 gifts to the Foundation.
Dr. Jennifer Simpson shared her outreach experiences while on her annual mission to Dominican Republic this past spring.
HHART is an acronym for Haitian Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Team.
HHART 1, the first HHART mission, occurred in 2010. HHART 1 was an international service mission organized by the Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach (Ontario, Canada). Rotary Clubs from Innisfil, Midland and Lindsay organized HHART missions 2 thru 4 respectively. The Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach was the core club behind HHART missions 5 and 6 and, most recently, HHART 7.
The HHART 7 Team was comprised of 49 team members including 14 Rotarians representing 9 clubs, 3 Rotaractors, 25 health care professionals, 6 university level students and 3 “youth ambassadors”. 22 team members had previous international service experience with HHART. Local associates directly assisted the team in many ways. The associates included two drivers (Eduardo and Julio), 18 translators, 7 construction workers and 11 community health promoters.
The people who are the focus of HHART service missions. These residents of Dominican Republic were brought from Haiti generations ago to be sugar can cutters. However, they and their families have never been granted DR citizenship. They live in dilapidated communities in places like the end of the runway of the Puerto Plata airport. They have limited access to public school and public health care. They are not legally permitted to work. And, they are the object of flagrant and systemic discrimination. Estimates vary widely but there are between 500,000 and 1.2 million people like this living in the D.R
HHART mission HHART 7 deployed dozens of people and resources to the Dominican Republic from April 23 to May 14, 2016 to improve the lives of people, mostly of Haitian heritage by providing medical, dental and other community development services such as water filters, garbage collection, construction and education for students and the community. HHART members and citizens of 9 communities: Cangrejo, Poncho Mateo, Severe, Caraballo, Ascension, Negro Melo, La Union, Chicigua and Maranatha, benefitted from HHART 7 activities.
If you would like to learn more or would like to volunteer for this cause in the future please contact Dr. Jennifer Simpson.
Rotarian of the month was presented to Dr. Jennifer Simpson by Kelly Hammond and President Jennifer Jerrett
This month we want to recognize a fellow Rotarian who demonstrates passion and commitment to Rotary on a local and global level.
With strong leadership in the fellowship committee, organizing another successful RunAround despite exterior forces. Hosting a recent event for educating and advocating in End Polio Now Campaign. Also for her recent involvement with the HHART mission in Dominican Republic.
Posted on Nov 07, 2016
Pat Young loved being a Rotarian, and one of her favourite initiatives was the Youth Exchange Program. Pat's husband George has decided to donate Pat's Rotary vest to this years inbound student from Chille, Maria Miquel. Current President Jennifer Jerrett and George Young presented her the vest on November 2nd, 2016.
Posted on Nov 07, 2016
Market Value of this years Auction is $55,000. Peter Redwood our Rotary Auction Co-ordinator is hoping to generate more income this year than previous years. Special thanks to new Rotarian's Nikki and Ken for their hard work inputting items so the website could be up and running by November 1st, 2016. Support Huntsville Rotary Auction!
Posted on Nov 07, 2016
As President of the 2015-2016 year Past President Brandy Van Gelder led Huntsville Rotary Club to achieve three Awards. For the criteria of these awards please follow this link. https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/news-media/office-president/presidential-citation-rotary-clubs
Peter Van Buskirk received his Paul Harris + 2 pin on October 19. Congratulations on this
milestone achievement Peter.
Pin is being presented by President Jennifer Jerrett.
Past President Len Ross was presented with his Paul Harris + 5 pin on October 19.
This is an outstanding achievement. The Rotary Foundation benefits individuals world wide
through the donations made by people like Len. Congratulations
This weeks speakers were Andrea Johnston and Sheldon from Community Living Huntsville
We heard about Celebrating Inclusion , that everyone has something of value to contribute
and Everyone belongs. We saw a video illustrating some of the positions that Community Living
members hold in the community and a memorial to Donnie Eagles who we all remember diligently
sweeping the streets of Downtown Huntsville.
You are invited to tour the facility at 99 West Road on October 26th from 5-6pm and a number of other times
RSVP to Michelle Ainsworth at Michelle.Ainsworth@clhuntsville.ca
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