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Jun 12, 2017, 09:30 ET Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announce $450 million commitment to end polio

Today in Atlanta Rotary President John Germ and Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a commitment of up to $450 million to ...


Feb 14, 2017, 06:38 ET Rotary bringing the world to Atlanta in June

Rotary's 108th annual international convention June 10–14 is expected to attract 40,000 Rotary club members from over 160 countries, and will inject...


Apr 01, 2016, 10:00 ET Entrepreneur, Humorist, and Diplomat partner with Rotary International to promote peace

Rotary International District 5150 is hosting a world peace conference featuring an entrepreneur, humorist, and diplomat to promote personal peace,...


May 13, 2015, 11:10 ET Rotary to honor U.S. lawmakers for supporting a polio-free world

Rotary will recognize five members of Congress for their support of the humanitarian service organization's top priority to eradicate polio, a...


Apr 23, 2015, 08:41 ET Rotary's 'We Are This Close' Campaign Seeks to Eradicate Polio from the Globe

For more than three decades, Rotary International has led the fight to eradicate polio from the globe. On May 19, 2015, Rotarian from district 7570,...


Jan 20, 2015, 08:00 ET Rotary releases US$34.8 million to end polio worldwide

The continued fight to eradicate polio gets an additional $34.8 million boost from Rotary in support of immunization activities and research to be...


Jan 15, 2015, 11:30 ET Rotary hosts film screening contrasting polio - a virus on the brink of global eradication - with the growing threat of preventable diseases in California

Rotary will screen two documentary films: Invisible Threat, which explores the immune system in relation to the debate on vaccine safety in the...


Oct 24, 2014, 07:52 ET On World Polio Day local Rotary International clubs ask community for help

Today is World Polio Day, and Rotary International is calling attention to this devastating disease by asking people to make a contribution to end...


Oct 21, 2014, 08:00 ET Journée mondiale contre la polio : le Rotary verse 44,7 millions de dollars pour financer des activités d'éradication en Afrique, en Asie et au Proche-Orient

Le monde est aujourd'hui « à ça » d'éradiquer la poliomyélite et le travail est à 99 % accompli. Dans un tel contexte, l'Initiative mondiale pour...


Oct 21, 2014, 08:00 ET Rotary marks World Polio Day 2014 with US$44.7 million in grants to fight polio in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

With the world "This Close"—99%—to eliminating polio from the planet, the effort is receiving an additional US$44.7 million boost from Rotary to...


Jun 16, 2014, 05:55 ET Team gears up to 'Bike Against Hunger' from Washington State to Washington, DC

The following is being announced by Rotary International: WHO: Benjamin Rasmus, RFH program director, and Heather Hoffman, community activist, will...


Feb 18, 2014, 01:23 ET Rotary releases US$35.9 million to fight polio in Africa and Asia

The continued fight to eliminate polio gets an additional $36 million boost from Rotary in support of polio immunization activities and research to...


Dec 10, 2013, 12:28 ET Rotary responds to polio emergency in Syria

Rotary International will provide a US$500,000 emergency response grant to support efforts to quell a recent outbreak of the crippling disease polio...


Nov 18, 2013, 01:03 ET Rotary Clubs Worldwide Mobilize In Support Of Typhoon-Ravaged Philippines

Rotary International President Ron D. Burton is urging the humanitarian organization's 1.2 million members of its 34,000 Rotary clubs worldwide to...


Sep 24, 2013, 09:00 ET World Polio Day: Making History

The following is being released by Rotary International: WHAT: Evanston-based Rotary and Northwestern University's Center for Global Health convene...


Aug 06, 2013, 09:00 ET Isabelli Fontana se torna embaixadora do Rotary para a erradicação da pólio

A modelo brasileira Isabelli Fontana se juntou a uma lista crescente de figuras públicas e celebridades que participam da campanha mundial "Falta Só...


Aug 06, 2013, 09:00 ET Isabelli Fontana, nueva embajadora de Rotary para la erradicación de la polio

La modelo brasileña Isabelli Fontana se une a la creciente lista de personalidades que participan en la campaña de sensibilización pública sobre la...


Aug 06, 2013, 09:00 ET Isabelli Fontana signs on as Rotary celebrity ambassador for polio eradication

Brazilian model Isabelli Fontana has joined the growing roster of public figures and celebrities participating in Rotary's "This Close" public...


Jun 25, 2013, 09:44 ET Rotary and Gates Foundation extend fundraising agreement to end polio

Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced an extension of their existing fundraising partnership that could...


May 23, 2013, 03:27 ET Actress Archie Panjabi signs on with Rotary to eradicate polio

British-born actress Archie Panjabi, best known to millions of TV viewers as the sultry, enigmatic investigator Kalinda Sharma on the hit CBS series, ...


May 01, 2013, 08:00 ET Government of Canada thanks Rotary International for its efforts to eradicate polio

On April 30, Canada's Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Julian Fantino, made a formal statement in the House of Commons thanking...


Apr 26, 2013, 10:52 ET Rotary receives Edison Award for Future Vision grant model

Rotary International has received a silver Edison Award in recognition of the service organization's Future Vision Plan, a new grant model that...


Apr 02, 2013, 03:08 ET Rotary Day at White House honors 'Champions of Change'

The White House on April 5 will honor 12 Rotary club members from across the United States as Champions of Change for their volunteer work to improve ...


Feb 22, 2013, 02:51 ET Rotary clubs worldwide take action to End Polio Now

Every year, Rotary clubs use the Feb. 23 anniversary of Rotary International as a platform to rally support for the humanitarian group's top...


Feb 01, 2013, 12:23 ET Psy signs on as Rotary celebrity ambassador for polio eradication

South Korean pop star Psy has joined the growing roster of public figures and celebrities participating in Rotary's "This Close" public awareness...