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The Delaware Rotary Club supports Rotary International with Foundation giving every year. The donations assist Rotary International with projects both locally and globally, this year the local project will help Delaware community members "Get Ahead" by offering scholarships to ten investigators. Additionally, donations by Delaware Rotarians' help to support Polio Plus, the goal of which is to end polio.
DON'T MISS THIS GREAT FUN AND ROTARY FUND-RAISER EVENT ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27!
Posted by Deb Shatzer
THANKS TO ALL ROTARY CLUB MEMBERS WHO WORKED AT THE 2016 DELAWARE COUNTY FAIR!
Club members volunteered many hours working the Penn West Gate and ushering the Grand Circuit harness races. Volunteer hours for ushering generated $1500 for future service projects.
The Delaware Rotary Club was privileged to have District Governor Steve Sandbo in attendance at today's meeting; Mr. Sandbo was accompanied by his wife Jill. He shared with the club the achievements of the Polio Plus campaign. 2.7 billion People have been vaccinated and Rotary International has spent 11 billion dollars in the project. The result is that there are only 19 cases left in the world, down from 34 cases a year ago. In spite of the barriers left, he urged the club to support the continued fight.
Posted by Mary Beth Freeman and Shelia Hiddleson on Feb 02, 2016
It's time to nominate the cream of the crop for the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award.
Delaware County has earned the reputation of having excellent schools. and this hasn't happened by accident. The teachers take their role seriously and commit to our students' success. Because of this our Rotary annually recognizes an elementary, middle and high school teachers representing one of the following schools, Buckeye Valley, DACC, Delaware City and/or Delaware Christian.
The Delaware Rotary Club is excited to offer the opportunity to nominate an excellent teacher for the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award. The awards will be presented at the Delaware Rotary Club meeting and luncheon on May 2, 2016. The deadline for submission of applications is:MARCH 10, 2016. Applications are to be emailed or mailed to the attention of Teri Meider, Delaware Area Career Center 4565 Columbus Pike Delaware OH 43015 or email@example.com Applications and nomination forms are located in the right column.If you have any questions, please contact Teri Meider at (740) 201-3204
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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...