ROTARY ON PARADE ON NEW YEAR’S DAY

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Rotarians took to the streets with marching bands, cheerleaders and acrobats to mark the 30th anniversary of London’s New Year’s Day Parade.

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland were joined by WheelPower, the UK charity for wheelchair sport, for the special event.

The theme of the Parade was ‘magic’ and Eve Conway, Vice President of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, said: “Rotary and WheelPower have partnered to support disabled people and show the real magic of transforming lives through sport.… Read more

PLANTING FOR POLIO

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Young people across Great Britain and Ireland have been using their green fingers to plant purple crocuses in aid of End Polio Now.

This included students and pupils from Exmouth Community College and Marpool Primary School who, with the help of the Rotary Club of Exmouth and District were able to commemorate Rotary’s role in the international fight to achieve polio eradication.… Read more

ROTARY AND SHELTERBOX RENEW PROJECT PARTNERSHIP

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Rotary International and disaster relief charity ShelterBox have extended their long-running Project Partnership for a further three years.

Having become Rotary International’s first official Project Partner back in 2012, the collaboration will now continue until at least 2019.

ShelterBox was a project adopted by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard, located in Cornwall, and provides humanitarian relief across the globe in the wake of crises and natural disasters.… Read more

CUMBRIA AND LANCASHIRE FLOOD APPEAL

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The news headlines recently have been dominated by the flooding in the north of England following Storm Desmond, with areas of Cumbria, in Rotary District 1190, particularly badly affected.

If individuals, clubs or districts wish to make donations which will assist with flood relief and restoration you can do so through the following means:

Cheques payable to: RIBI District 1190

Electronic payment: HSBC
Sort code: 40-37-25
Account No: 34031377

Please arrange for funds to be sent to the District Treasurer, via your own district if possible, or direct to the district bank account.… Read more