Entries by Wyn Spiller

How to support victims of Hurricane Harvey

Rotary clubs along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana, USA, are collecting emergency relief funds to help flood victims of Hurricane Harvey, which slammed into southeast Texas over the weekend. Severe rainfall has caused historic flooding along the Texas coast, including in Houston, the fourth largest city by population in the United States. Deluged […]

New Rotary Club Central- How to Guides and Webinar Tour

The new and improved Rotary Club Central is here. It’s now faster, easier to navigate, and presents past and current club data in a more accessible way. Additional features include: Inputting Rotary Foundation goals in local currency Easy-to-read charts and graphs make it easy to set goals and plan for the future A simpler way […]

Eradicating Polio in Pakistan by Pancho (aka) Cecil Padilla

After being on two other NIDs (one in Africa, the other in India), Pakistan was somewhat different. I was able to visit the training sessions that were taking place for the women who were going to go out into the villages and do the Polio drops. The three (3) training sites totaled about 80-100 (mostly […]

Rotary recommits to ending polio in Nigeria

The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After passing a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These cases – from two local government areas of Borno […]

New Responsibilities for District International Service Chairs

With The Rotary Foundation Trustees’ support, the RI Board recently approved changes to the duties and qualifications of the District International Service Chair position, effective 1 July. By connecting clubs with local Rotarian experts, the updated position will help Rotarians to plan more effective service projects and global grants. International service chairs will build a […]

What You Don’t Know About the Campaign to End Polio

A dose of vaccine costs only 15 cents. So why do we still need $1.5 billion to end polio? An excellent article from the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian When was the last time there was polio in Europe? If you guessed 2002, the year the region was certified polio-free, you were wrong. The last […]

A Leap Forward in Ending Polio Now and Forever

The world is fast approaching the largest globally synchronized project in the history of vaccines. Between 17 April and 1 May 2016, every country in with world using the oral polio vaccine (OPV) will switch from the trivalent vaccine (tOPV), which protects children against all three types of the virus, to the bivalent vaccine, which […]

Rotary Peace Fellows Poised to Change the World

By Teree Bergman, Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator Zone 26. When I was an undergraduate, one of my professors expressed the interesting idea that scholars should stop studying the causes of war. He suggested that conflicts occur all the time and that the natural state is war. He proposed that we should be studying the […]

The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers – and YOU!

The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers is recruiting additional members. This could be an opportunity just right for you! The cadre is composed of volunteer Rotarians from around the world who are familiar with the grant program and who also have technical and professional expertise in one or more of Rotary’s six areas of […]