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To mark International Women’s Day, Issy Sanderson, a member of the Rotary Club of York Ainsty has organised a life changing workshop  in partnership with Days for Girls.

The project, which encourages the manufacture and distribution of washable, reusable hygiene kits for girls and women in developing countries.

Issy and over 300 volunteers, including members of the public, school groups and the Lord Mayor of York, have taken to the iconic setting of York Minster to host Great Britain and Ireland’s largest ever Days for Girls workshop, where they will make hundreds of kits.… Read more


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We are pleased to announce that Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at the Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland Support Centre, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.25.… Read more


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Eleven Rotarians, hitherto unsung heroes are this year’s Champions of Change following nominations being made by their District Governors. They epitomise efforts made in one of the two categories for International or Domestic projects.

The four Rotarians who will receive an award for their volunteer work, primarily focused on addressing humanitarian concerns within Great Britain and Ireland, are:

  • Grant Stephen of the Rotary Club of Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland worked to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s Scotland, with steps being made for Duns to be recognised as a dementia friendly town.
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Rotary GBI are pleased to announce that Debbie Hodge of the Rotary Club of Ware, has been elected President of Rotary in Great Britain & Ireland for Rotary year 2018/19.

Commenting on her election, Debbie said: “I am delighted and honoured to have the opportunity to serve as President in 2018/19, and will seek to share my enthusiasm for Rotary Service with our members and the wider community as we continue to put Service above Self.”

In addition, we can also announce that Brian Stoyel (pictured above right) of the Rotary Club of Saltash, has been elected as the Rotary International Director (Zone 18a) for 2017-19.… Read more