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Posted by Rob Gephart
on Oct 14, 2014
Join us at McNally's Irish Pub in downtown St. Charles for End Polio Now Day on Friday, October 24th. On that day, all day, McNally's will donate 10% of all sales towards Rotary's efforts to End Polio.
For more information on Rotary's efforts to End Polio, visit http://www.endpolio.org/
Posted by Ann Richards
on Feb 14, 2014
The St Charles Breakfast Rotary Club (SCBRC) is one of 33,000 Clubs in over 200 countries. Members include business men and women, educators, government workers, health care providers, bankers, community leaders and others who all support the mission of Rotary, “SERVICE ABOVE SELF.”
One of Rotary’s focus areas is vocational service. Through this service area, the St Charles Breakfast Rotary Club is offering a $1,000 vocational scholarship to a graduating senior from St Charles North or East High School. The scholarship is intended for a student who is preparing for a career that require less than a four-year degree (associate degree, diploma or certificate) in order to enter the world of work and become successful and productive.
Information on the application process is available through the Guidance Department and Career and Tech Department at both high schools. Interested students may also download the application on the Rotary Club’s website, www.stcbreakfastrotary.org. The download is located on the home page, on the right side, near the bottom.
Criteria for selection shall include but not be limited to: high school grades related to chosen vocational field, employment and/or volunteer experience in chosen field, extra curricular activities, letters of recommendation, interview rapport with Rotarians, financial need and future plans.
The recipient will be recognized at the Senior Honors Night in May and with their family and Rotarians at a Tuesday morning club meeting at McNally’s Irish Pub. If there are any questions, please contact Ann Richards, Vocational Service Chair, email@example.com.
Early cancer detection is saving lives in Sri Lanka
More than 20,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed every year in Sri Lanka, and many of them prove fatal. The Rotary Club of Colombo, Sri Lanka, set out 10 years ago to save some of those lives by establishing the Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Centre. In partnership with the National Cancer Control Programme and the Ministry of Health, the center in Colombo has screened more than 35,000 patients, mostly low-income, and detected more than 7,500 cases of abnormalities that required further investigation. The Rotary Club of Birmingham, Alabama, USA, donated a mammography and ultrasound...
Visit our new Member Center
As a member of Rotary, you’re part of a global network of community volunteers who are making a positive difference. Visit the new Member Center to access the many benefits and resources available to you, including: Rotary Global Rewards, our brand-new member benefits program featuring discounts on travel, hotels, dining, and entertainment Rotary publications and products, licensed vendors, mobile apps, and online tools Awards and donor recognition opportunities Rotary International Convention, our biggest event of the year The Rotarian, the official magazine of Rotary Share the benefits of...
Rotary releases $40.3 million for polio immunization activities
Rotary is releasing $40.3 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, three countries where the disease has never been stopped. The funds will help build on gains Rotary and its partners have been making in the fight to eradicate polio. Nigeria hasn’t seen a polio case since 24 July 2014 and the World Health Organization could remove it from the list of polio-endemic countries as soon as September if no cases are reported. Nigeria would have to go another two years without a case to be certified polio-free. But the...
Knocking down language barriers
Before the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Russian was the predominant second language offered in Polish schools, leaving tens of thousands of Polish emigrants without the English skills they needed. That has changed over the last 25 years. English proficiency drastically improved after the government reformed its education system in 1991. The country overhauled its teaching curriculum and materials and introduced English as the primary foreign language. As of 2013, Poland ranks 8th in the world in English proficiency. However, one segment of the population isn’t reaping...
Member benefits program unveiled as convention draws to a close
RI President-elect K.R. Ravindran introduced a member benefits program at the 9 June closing session of the 2015 Rotary International Convention, saying that many more hands are needed to continue Rotary’s work around the world. The program, Rotary Global Rewards, aims to boost membership and enhance member satisfaction. It will debut on 1 July. “This innovative new program will allow Rotary members to connect with hundreds of businesses and service providers from around the world -- and that number is growing,” said Ravindran. “These establishments will offer Rotarians discounts and...
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