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14 November 2014 | A roundup of Rotary news
Ziggy Marley dedicates song to polio eradication effort

Although reggae legend Ziggy Marley couldn’t attend Rotary’s World Polio Day event in Chicago on 24 October, he recorded a special message for attendees. Marley also performed a song from his latest album, “Fly Rasta,” which he said he hoped would “inspire people” to continue the effort to end polio, “which we will do soon.”

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Polio eradication

Roots of Rotary’s polio efforts go way back

On 29 September 1979, Rotarians and delegates of the Philippine Ministry of Health looked on as volunteers administered drops of the lifesaving Sabin polio vaccine to children in the Manila barrio of Guadalupe Viejo. When James L. Bomar Jr., then RI president, put the first drops of vaccine into a child’s mouth, he ceremonially launched the Philippine poliomyelitis immunization effort and Rotary’s first international grant project.

Foundation Month

Why giving to The Rotary Foundation is the smart thing to do

Economist Quentin Wodon is a member of the Rotary Club of Washington, D.C. As co-chair of his club’s Rotary Foundation committee, he spends a lot of November encouraging club members to give. So he’s come up with some solid reasons why supporting the Foundation is not only the smart thing to do, but the right thing for Rotarians to do. For Foundation Month:


SUPPORT MILES TO END POLIO
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Join General Secretary John Hewko and six Rotary staff members as they bike in El Tour de Tucson to raise funds for the fight to end polio.



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Is your project on Rotary Showcase?

Rotary members in Juneau, Alaska, USA, are using their loose change to make a big difference in the world through the microfinance website Kiva. It’s just one of the projects you’ll find on Rotary Showcase. Have you added your projects? See how easy it is to do, and stay informed:


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