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Your lifetime legacy through Rotary!

FBG Morning Rotary Club + Rotary International [the organization all 35,000+ Rotary clubs belong to] + The Rotary Foundation [RI’s charitable “purse”] are potentially & eternally powerful … by offering a positive vision & ever-improving systems-of-work … available to each member (who chooses to do so) to partake of & leverage Rotary  resources … in order to make lasting, significant impacts toward win-win, enduring peace & prosperity on earth for all.  A personal “bonus” is that everything in Rotary is replicable to all aspects of each person’s life:  personal, social, financial, family, spiritual, physical.

 

How about inviting folks to Rotary Leadership Institute & other Rotary events – while continuously & simultaneously reminding us that Rotary has resources to help us meaningfully contribute toward world peace & prosperity for all?!  RI, TRF & our Rotary club offer us the resources to leave a Life Legacy – to help others who come after us …&  that everything about Rotary is potentially replicable to each member’s personal, business / professional, family, spiritual, financial & social life?!

Rotary:  Engaging Leaders!  Exchanging Ideas!  Taking Action!   www.Rotary.org

 

 

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Subscribe to “Global Polio Eradication” updates: BigZLumber@Aol.com

 

NO new Wild Polio cases Week of May 20, 2018.         

What is that Polio Eradication Picture?   It’s a picture of Elvis promoting the March of Dimes to support Polio eradication.  Many celebrities and sports stars have given of  their  time, talents, faces, voices, and donations to the Polio Eradication cause worldwide over the years..                

Zero is the Magic Number!

The three year Countdown to History starts after the final Wild Polio case. 

Today, we count six weeks since the report of the most recent Wild Polio case.

For Rotary District Leaders (and Influencers) – Know what’s best Polio Eradication “Bang For Your Buck”?  Contributions of your Rotary District Designated Funds (DDF) are matched $.50 to the $1 by The Rotary Foundation’s World Fund and are then matched again $2 to $1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  So, a $10,000 DDF donation becomes $45,000.  That’s an unbeatable deal!  See the DDF donation form here file:///C:/Users/terry/Downloads/ddf_donation_form_rotary_foundation_funds_en.pdf  

Rotary is committed to raise $50 Million (including Rotarian, public, and DDF donations) to be matched by $100 mil from the Gates Foundation – for each of the next three years – for a total of $450 million for the Global Polio Eradication effort!

  • Kenya, SYRIA, SOMALIA, Nigeria & DRC No Polio cases have been reported in Nigeria, Kenya or Somalia.  No new cases of circulating vaccine-derived Poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported this week in Syria (last case 9/20/17) leaving the total number of Syrian cases at 74 for 2017 and 0 for 2018.  No new cases were reported in DRC leaving their 2018 total at 4 (22 in 2017).
  • Quote of the Day – “If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” — Maya Angelou, Author & Poet
  • The Final Three Endemic Countries:
  • Pakistan– No new Polio cases reported this week. One Polio case reported in 2018 – the most recent case was from the Balochistan Province with an onset of paralysis on 3/8/18.  Eight cases reported in 2017.  One new Polio-Positive Environmental Sample was reported this week (Karachi).  A Sub-National immunization campaign reached 20 million children in May.
  • Afghanistan– No new Polio cases reported this week.  Seven Polio cases reported in 2018 – the most recent case was from the Kunar province with the onset of paralysis on 03/03/18.  Fourteen cases reported in 2017.  A sub-national vaccination campaign reached 9.6 million children in May.  One new Polio-Positive Environmental Samples was reported this week (Kandahar).

Nigeria – No new Wild Polio cases have been reported in 2017 or 2018.   The most recent Polio case was reported on 8/20/16.  Nigeria has once again gone 1-3/4 years without a Wild Polio case.  

   Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!

Terry Ziegler, Rotary District 5890 Polio Eradication Chair & Zone 21B/27 PHS Coordinator

MedAir = 9-1-1 response team for the world. To donate to Medair’s Emergency Response Fund: payable to “Medair” & send to Medair United States; P.O. Box 4476; Wheaton, IL 60189-4476

Greetings, below, from MedAir’s two Fredericksburg, TX’ Morning Rotary visitors “Daniel” & “Esteban” last fall!  As you may recall, MedAir = 9-1-1 response team for the world – in collaboration with the United Nations (Rotary International is the only non-governmental organization that has a founding, permanent place at the UN table).  

 To donate to Medair’s Emergency Response Fund:  make your check(s) payable to “Medair” & send to Medair United States; P.O. Box 4476; Wheaton, IL 60189-4476.  Details, below, from Daniel Xu [mailto:daniel.xu@medair.org] Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 3:50 PM  To: Alice White  Subject: Medair – Emergency Response Fund

…  Hope all is well in the beautiful Fredericksburg!   I recently visited Medair HQ in Switzerland.   The main topic of the gathering was on the importance of emergency response and how preparation saves lives.   …   As part of the 3-year strategy by 2019 Medair aims to respond to 2 large-scale disasters (e.g. Rohingya crisis, Esteban is still there!) simultaneously while maintaining a robust presence in our on-going country programs.

For $150K Medair will be able to fill 12 critical roles to complete a rapid response team which has the capacity to handle a project of $1.2 million and caring for at least 2,500 households (12,500 people).   This seed money is vital to recruit staff and help Medair unlock larger grants from our institutional partners such as USAID, a 8X factor!

Recently I presented this proposal to a select group of compassionate communities in UT, CA & AZ.  Together we came up with $105K commitment each year for the next 3 years.  However, the goal is $150K and they asked me if we could leverage on their existing $105K to invite other like-minded friends,  in partnership to bring up the remaining $45K.

I told them that I would connect with other communities such as our friends in Fredericksburg!  Would you mind reviewing the attached proposal and consider sharing it with your community?    This could be an exciting opportunity, in collaboration with other like-minded friends, to save lives and care for the most vulnerable in our midst.

Essentially for $45K we will be able to fully fund an emergency response team, capable of responding to any crisis, anywhere in the world.   Your partnership will be directly putting boots on the ground.

Lastly if anyone likes to talk to a member of the Medair Global Response Team we have a colleague who recently came back from Bangladesh, currently in Springfield, MO.  He would be more than happy to connect over the phone.   And if need be we would love to present in-person as well.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,   Daniel      Every second counts

MEDAIR

Daniel Xu  U.S. Development Director    Email: daniel.xu@medair.org   Phone: (408) 960 – 3540    medair.org| Emergency Relief and Recovery

For mailing check or wire transfer:      Please indicate GERT on the check, which stands for Global Emergency Response Team.

Gifts by Check
Send checks, made payable to Medair, to Medair United States;  P.O. Box 4476; Wheaton, IL 60189-4476

Gifts by Bank Transfer  Bank: Wheaton Bank & Trust Company; 211 S. Wheaton Ave.; Wheaton, IL 60187; Account number: 0007501544; Routing number: 071925389

We also just welcomed Medair’s new CEO, David Verboom, to HQ this month.  If you’re interested please check out his recent interview.

Leverage every get-acquainted opportunity via sharing your 3 offers & your 3 wishes!

 

 

put your organizational contact information at the top:

Join Leaders!  Exchange Ideas!  Take Action!  The Rotary Club of Fredericksburg Morning   www.FredericksburgMorningRotary.org or visit us on Facebook     #WhereServiceIsFun  #FBGMorning  #1DistrictAllHeart  #District 5840  #District5840PeopleOfAction

Three Offers & Three Wishes

my Wishes:  I wish that

 1.  I could get e-contact information of “everyone” (including Rotary Interactors, Rotaractors, Rotary clubs & Rotary districts; colleges’ & universities’ community outreach & service-learning programs) that coordinate service projects to benefit homeless dogs & cats (e.g., foster homes, food, vaccinations, trap-neuter-return programs; animal / public-health training programs & outreach ideas) – to learn from &/or collaborate with them.

2.   As many Rotaract & Rotary clubs & districts as possible would invite me to give

a.  my hilarious, interactive, Rotary-membership presentation during a weekly meeting or during a Rotary conference or special event.  The title of my presentation is 5+M Rotarians doing even More Good in the World during Rotary’s 2nd Century of Service

b.  my inspiring presentation about why The Rotary Foundation; community, university, college, association & sorority foundations are my charities of choice.

3.  I could pique the curiosity of

a.  community colleges, colleges, universities & public health institutions & their respective associations; non-profit organizations & others – about the $30+K money available for their good causes [academic, research, service-learning, community-outreach; etc. ] through The Rotary Foundation:  MatchingGrants.org And ask me about how your Rotary District may help create peace on earth by sponsoring a no-cost “At Large” Rotary Peace Fellow.

2.  folks who might want to invest in great causes in the TX Hill Country

a.  healthy, win-win youth in FBG via basketball courts near the skate park:                 www.FredericksburgMorningRotary.org or visit our Facebook page

3.  Higher education:

a.  www.ForgingFuturesClassic.org

b.  Community Foundation: www.CommunityFoundation.Net

c.  Wolf Creek Camp: providing dyslexic children with individualized tutoring to strengthen language skills & build confidence & enhance self-esteemwww.WolfCreekCamp.org

 

my Three Offers:  I offer to individuals & organizations

1.  To include their Call-To-Action information on my blog that receives 40 visits daily:  AliceWhite.WordPress.com &/or onto the popular www.IFollowFredericksburg.com blog

2. To e-forward their invitations or opportunities or resources to my vast resource of e-contacts:  e-lists &/or spreadsheet contact information.

3. To add their e-address(es) to my geographically arranged contact lists … so that I may constantly be of service to them & their good causes.

Alice.White@TTU.edu; Alice.V.White@GMail.com; 830-990-8101; www.AliceWhite.WordPress.com;  542 Winding Way Court; Fredericksburg, TX  78624-5040

SIDE TWO

DOING GOOD IN THE WORLD

Doing Good: Intro = http://vimeo.com/34051471

Doing Good: Supporting Education = http://vimeo.com/33737948

Doing Good: Growing Local Economies = http://vimeo.com/33736218

Doing Good: Fighting Disease = http://vimeo.com/33735961

Doing Good: Providing Clean Water = http://vimeo.com/33735494

Doing Good: Saving Mothers & Children = http://vimeo.com/33690570

Doing Good: Promoting Peace = http://vimeo.com/33671034

 

The Rotary Foundation; 14280 Collections Center Drive

Chicago, IL  60693 or www.Rotary.org/contribute

866-976-8279

 

THE ROTARY CLUB OF FREDERICKSBURG MORNING

Be our guest on most (non-holiday) Thursdays, 7a at the Buffalo Nickel Bar & Grill   105 S. Llano in Fredericksburg / south central, TX  — on east side of Llano St. & ½ block south of Main St. / US Hwy. 290.  Llano St. is one block east of Adams St. / SH 16 South

 

Imagine 2.5+M Rotarians Doing even More Good in the World during Rotary’s 2nd Century of Service!

Q:  Why does Rotary Membership Matter?

A:  because we’re all in this together!*

 

paraphrased:  IT’S ABOUT TIME by John Denver

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzPpOYYDR-k

 

There’s a full moon over India and Gandhi lives again

Who’s to say you have to lose for someone else to win?

In the eyes of all the people the look is much the same

For the first is just the last one when you play a deadly game

It’s about time we realize it:  we’re all in this together

It’s about time we find out:  it’s all of us or none

It’s about time we start to face it:  we can’t make it here all alone

There’s a man who is my brother, I just don’t know his name

But I know his home and family because I know we feel the same And it hurts me when he’s hungry and when his children cry

I too am a father and that little one is mine

It’s about time we begin to turn the world around

It’s about time we start to make it the dream we’ve always known   It’s about time, it’s about changes and it’s about time     It’s about peace and it’s about plenty and it’s about time

It’s about you and me [& Rotary] together and it’s about time!

It’s about time!

Connect your international, charitable organization with Rotary International: https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary/partnerships

Connect your international, charitable organization with Rotary International: https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary/partnerships

When you partner with Rotary, 1.2 million Rotarians amplify your impact, elevate your brand, advance important causes, improve communities & gain access to global connections.

at-large Rotary Peace Fellow: annually at no cost to Rotary District(s)

“at-large” Peace scholar @ no cost to your Rotary District:  LynKenney4@GMail.com

If you are interested in your Rotary district’s sponsoring a Peace Fellow scholar or if you are interested in applying to become a Rotary Peace Scholar yourself:  contact The Peace Center at Rotary International:  Laureen Pugliese   #847 424-5364 or Laureen.Pugliese@Rotary.org

If your Rotary District is willing to sponsor Peace Fellow(s) at no cost to your district, tell Laureen that your Rotary district is interested in accepting “At large” Rotary Peace Fellow candidate(s).  All-applicants’ deadline is July 1.  They then will send you e-mails (usually late May & June) asking if you will take a particular candidate as each Peace Fellow applicant needs a Rotary District endorsement.  At that time, you start “mentoring” the candidate in preparation for an interview (usually done by Skype) & endorsement by your Rotary District.   All the information you need is online & there are a number of Rotary Webinars (I will send you the links) about how to handle this.  Google:  Rotary Peace Fellow applicant information, & it will call up all sorts of things.  The supplement is full of information.

I need to warn you that this is a LOT of work.  It took me all of May & June working many hours (even with a committee to help) to get through 5 applicants.  They come from all over the world.  Some have never received any help in doing their resume or writing essays.  Some have limited English which is why they have to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam to test their English:  they must have a certain score to be accepted at the Rotary Peace Centers.

Rotary International does an initial screening to see if they have 5 years of work or volunteer work in Peace & Conflict before sending them on.  We in the district really have most of the work to make sure they have all application materials in order & all the district endorsements (for or against) are in by July 1. After you read everything & take the Webinars, contact LynKenney4@GMail.com & she will be glad to discuss & respond to questions you may have.

Shipping Books for Africa to Atlanta, GA, USA: 404-603-8680. End book famine in Africa!

e-mail me w/ any questions about donating books. Let me know how many books, &  I can guide you in the right direction for moving them:  Sldr99MPLS@Yahoo.com or Brad Mattson, Director Of Atlanta Operations, Books For Africa 3655 Atlanta Ind. Dr., Atlanta, GA 30331  404-603-8680 ATL.    www.BooksForAfrica.org

Help End the Book Famine in Africa!   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPeYHHQWdK0&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygGqW1v2sTk&feature=youtu.be   

Transformational power of the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, GA, USA

Transformational power* of the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, GA, USA!

INSPIRING remarks from

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s attorney daughter, I drew this conclusion:  humans have a choice:  peace or extinction.  She received a prolonged, standing ovation.

Bill Gates:  When The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a new pledge of millions more in “$2-for-$1 matching” dollars to End Polio Now, Bill said that as important as the dollars are (to end polio), the most important assets are the Rotarians & friends of Rotarians who go into & throughout the most dangerous countries to administer the vaccine & thus prevent a crippling, potentially life-diminishing, preventable disease.  A photo of an almost completely covered Pakistani woman was displayed at that point.  The photo could also have been of our beloved Judy & John Hutcherson.

The CEO of Coca-Cola mentioned Coke’s three international priorities:  water, women & communities.  Water:  because Coca-Cola uses so much of it, so they’re ever watchful to be thoughtful stewards of the resource;  women:  because women who are encouraged to become entrepreneurs can change the world for the better; & communities – to help them thrive … which also helps Coca-Cola financially prosper as well.   As a direct result of his presentation, today I actually passed over “my” drink-of-choice:  diet Mt. Dew & purchased a diet Coke instead.

Andrew Young — as wise as he was humorous.  He marched next to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King during the 1960s & concluded that much of the civil rights progress in the US was in direct response to businesses’ understanding the financial importance of our brothers & sisters of color. — & that the more they prospered, the more everyone prospered.  Although Young was trained to be humble, he chuckled that it’s hard to be humble when Atlanta named a street in his honor.

PERSONAL THRILLS:  I met a PDG who is in the hometown of my best friend (he just doesn’t yet know it) Dr. Pol – the naturally hilarious, kind, 70-ish-year-old  veterinarian in a National Geographic TV network series.  She promised to give my business card to him & to tell him “Hi” from his ardent “fan:”  me.  He’s an Honorary Rotarian in Mt. Pleasant, MI; a Paul Harris Fellow & regularly invited speaker at Rotary clubs & other Rotary events).

I got to see a woman from India donate $1M to End Polio Now.  What I was sputtering about her generosity, someone said that this is the 5th time she’s donated $1M!

I accidentally got seated next to an incoming trustee for The Rotary Foundation.  After everyone at the table introduced ourselves, she said, “Do you remember that we already know each other?”  Oh, my:  I was clueless & embarrassed not to have recognized her.  She was the RI President’s Representative who came to FBG when we dedicated the Skate Park & inducted 5 new members – the stunning visitor who wore a straw hat.  And there she was again … serendipitously seated next to me.  As you may know, during her time in our Rotary district, she & incoming DG Carol Holmes became best friends.

In the AKS lounge (a quiet, light-refreshment area for donors of $250,000 & more), I met a new friend from Kansas City, KS.  We both vividly remembered the year (1962) when my Wichita (KS) East High School won the state basketball championship by having defeated his Wyandotte High School, the almost perpetual state basketball champion.  Small world.  Also, my “true love” boyfriend & I broke up that night. <sigh>

I met in person, the wonderful Rotarian in India whose project our club just donated $2.5K to – the artificial limb project.  He was so excited & grateful to hear about our donation.  And I got to meet both the leader & his brother – who oversee the girls’ toilet blocks project in India — we just donated $2.5K to.  Not only is the project helping girls AND boys stay in school (“prosperity insurance,” as I see it), they are helping families with sustainable, entrepreneurial projects & teaching hygiene / cleanliness habits to families.  Bottom line:  the project is growing & expanding.

I met a Rotarian from WI who told me about “at large” Peace Scholars (maybe that was the status of our Peace scholar Ghada & her connection with our district – not sure).  Anyway club(s) &/or district(s) may annually request (from The Rotary Foundation) an at large Peace Scholar at no charge to our club.  It would be the role of someone within our club to mentor the prospective scholar through the application process:  “easy if the applicant is proficient in English … more time-consuming if the student isn’t quite so proficient.”  If our board is interested, I’d be glad to share her contact information with the our club’s designee — for further information.

*  my transformational vision:  I eternally compound my exponential relevance … in fulfillment of Eternal Divine Light’s Highest Destiny purposes for ALL.

 

Cape Town (So. Africa) Society for the Blind: www.CTSB.com.ZA

Lizelle Van Wyk, Chief Executive Officer, Cape Town Society for the Blind      27 21 448 4302 / 27 79 575 0793 & www.CTSB.Co.ZA      You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream – C S Lewis

Rotary Open World — US Congress-sponsored exchange: FBG welcomed Ukrainians in March 2017

Yaryna Khomtsiy <yyarena@gmail.com>; tykhonova@ukr.net; akrainiy@yahoo.com; isamotiy6@gmail.com; itinvestment8@gmail.com; lyuda415@gmail.com;  zlukavetska@gmail.com

5- & 6-figure grants, money for college/university, peace fellowships & more: https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/areas-focus & www.Rotary.org/en/peace-fellowships

 

  1. Apply for Peace FellowshipsRotary.org/en/peace-fellowships & RotaryPeaceCenters@Rotary.org

 

  1. Find out about $30K master’s-degree-level, scholarships for advanced study in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus:*  https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/areas-focus

 

  1. Learn more about Rotary’s 5- & 6-figure global grants … endless opportunities for service-, community- & faith-based & internationally focused folks; also for life-long students; current, former & retired faculty, staff, researchers & administrators at universities, colleges, experts throughout public health** & economic-development fields, too:  https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/areas-focus

*Rotary’s six areas of focus for global grants:  [1] fighting disease, [2] providing clean water, [3] saving mothers & children, [4] supporting education, [5] promoting peace & [6] growing local economies  — via [a] humanitarian grants, [b] vocational training teams** & [c] scholarships.  Rotary’s six areas of focus build international relationships, improve lives & create a better world to support peace efforts & end polio forever.

**  Public health, healthcare experts &/or researchers, economic-development & other subject-matter-experts are needed by Rotarians & their community partners – for the planning & implementation of The Rotary Foundation’s five- & six-figure global grants.

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Good news & hope for the future: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/11/04/opinion/dalai-lama-behind-our-anxiety-the-fear-of-being-unneeded.html?_r=1&referer=

Good news & hope for the future:  http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/11/04/opinion/dalai-lama-behind-our-anxiety-the-fear-of-being-unneeded.html?_r=1&referer=

The Web link explains why I enjoy Rotary:  http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/11/04/opinion/dalai-lama-behind-our-anxiety-the-fear-of-being-unneeded.html?_r=1&referer=

Dalai Lama: Behind Our Anxiety, the Fear of Being Unneeded   By THE DALAI LAMA and ARTHUR C. BROOKS    November 4, 2016    In many ways, there has never been a better time to be alive. Violence plagues some corners of the world, and too many still live under the grip of tyrannical regimes. And although all the world’s major faiths teach love, compassion and tolerance, unthinkable violence is being perpetrated in the name of religion.

And yet, fewer among us are poor, fewer are hungry, fewer children are dying, and more men and women can read than ever before. In many countries, recognition of women’s and minority rights is now the norm. There is still much work to do, of course, but there is hope and there is progress.   How strange, then, to see such anger and great discontent in some of the world’s richest nations. In the United States, Britain and across the European Continent, people are convulsed with political frustration and anxiety about the future. Refugees and migrants clamor for the chance to live in these safe, prosperous countries, but those who already live in those promised lands report great uneasiness about their own futures that seems to border on hopelessness.

Why?   A small hint comes from interesting research about how people thrive. In one shocking experiment, researchers found that senior citizens who didn’t feel useful to others were nearly three times as likely to die prematurely as those who did feel useful. This speaks to a broader human truth: We all need to be needed.

Being “needed” does not entail selfish pride or unhealthy attachment to the worldly esteem of others. Rather, it consists of a natural human hunger to serve our fellow men and women. As the 13th-century Buddhist sages taught, “If one lights a fire for others, it will also brighten one’s own way.”

Virtually all the world’s major religions teach that diligent work in the service of others is our highest nature and thus lies at the center of a happy life. Scientific surveys and studies confirm shared tenets of our faiths. Americans who prioritize doing good for others are almost twice as likely to say they are very happy about their lives. In Germany, people who seek to serve society are five times likelier to say they are very happy than those who do not view service as important. Selflessness and joy are intertwined. The more we are one with the rest of humanity, the better we feel.

Rotary Foundation “World’s Outstanding” in 2016

Rotary Foundation Named World’s Outstanding Foundation for 2016 – Press – AFP

Rotary Foundation Named World’s Outstanding Foundation for 2016

November 15, 2016   http://www.afpnet.org/Audiences/NewsReleaseDetail.cfm?itemnumber=40881 

CONTACT: Michael Nilsen, Vice President, Public Affairs, (425) 241-4675

(Arlington, VA)  The Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of Rotary—a global network of volunteers committed to improving lives and communities around the world—has been named the 2016 Outstanding Foundation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

From its first contribution of $26.50 almost a century ago, The Rotary Foundation’s assets have grown to approximately $1 billion, and more than $3 billion have been spent on projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, support education, save mothers and children, and grow local economies.

The Rotary Foundation’s top priority is the global eradication of polio. Rotary launched its PolioPlus program in 1985, and in 1988 became a leading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Since then, Rotary has contributed more than $1.6 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than two billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. The Foundation’s advocacy efforts also have resulted in another $9 billion from world governments and foundations, increasing its impact.

Today, polio is on the verge of becoming only the second human disease ever to be eliminated, after smallpox, with a 99.9 percent decrease in cases since the initiative began.

To mark the Foundation’s centennial year, Rotary members aim to raise $300 million by July 2017. “We are honored to receive this recognition from the AFP, which give us even more reason to celebrate during our Foundation’s centennial year,” said Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Kalyan Banerjee. “The continued strong support of Rotary members will help us keep our promise of a polio-free world for all children, and enable the Foundation to carry out its mission of advancing world understanding, goodwill and peace.  We look forward to another 100 years of Rotary members taking action to make communities better around the world.”

Rotary clubs have long embraced the call for peace at the grassroots level by addressing the underlying causes of conflict and violence, such as hunger, poverty, disease and illiteracy. In 2002, the Rotary Foundation took a direct approach by providing future leaders the tools to become catalysts for peace in their communities. Each year, up to 100 Rotary Peace Fellows are chosen to participate in a master’s degree or certificate program at one of Rotary’s Peace Centers

in partnership with universities around the world. Today, more than 1,000 peace fellow alumni serve as leaders in national governments, nongovernmental organizations, the military, law enforcement, and international institutions such as the United Nations and World Bank.

“While almost everyone is familiar with Rotary, not everyone may realize just how much an impact Rotary and the Rotary Foundation have had on countless people and communities across the globe,” said AFP President and CEO Jason Lee. “On behalf of the entire charitable sector and people around the world, all of us at AFP are honored to be able to recognize The Rotary Foundation as our 2016 Outstanding Foundation.”

The Rotary Foundation will receive its award at AFP’s 2017 International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco, April 30 – May 2, 2017.

More information about The Rotary Foundation, along with the National Philanthropy Day Honors, can be obtained by contacting Michael Nilsen at (425) 241 – 4675 or mnilsen@afpnet.org.

Public health, universities, colleges & Rotary global grants

Universities, colleges, public health & Rotary global grants:  connecting public health folks with the 5- & 6-figure global grants offered by The Rotary Foundation:  https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/areas-focus   Rotary’s six areas of focus for global grants:  fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers & children, supporting education, promoting peace & growing local economies  — via humanitarian grants, vocational training teams & scholarships.  Public health folks are the subject-matter-experts who are needed by Rotarians & their community partners.

Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives & create a better world to support our peace efforts & end polio forever.

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Click daily to support worthy causes:  www.FreeKibble.com  Automatically donate pet food whenever you take informative quizzes  on both, color-coded dog & cat portals.  www.AnimalRescueSite.com  Pay for food & care for some of the8M companion animals relinquished to US shelters annually.    www.TheHungerSite.com  100% of fees from Web site sponsorships goes to hunger  relief:  1.1 cups of food to the hungry everytime you click.  Another way to donate food:  www.FreeRice.com;     www.TheLiteracySite.com  Click to provide books for children:  1+M free books since 2004.  Choose even more causes you believe in:  www.ClickToGive.com  (e.g., animal care, feed the poor, stop child abuse, shelter homeless, fight cancer:  all monies created by your clicking is sent directly from the advertising network to the listed charity.  Give to causes when you shop:  www.GreaterGood.org  Support causes you care about at no cost to you.   www.GiftsThatGiveMore.com Provides charity royalty of 5% to 30% paid on every item purchased from online stores with 4,500+ products.  www.GlobalGirlFriend.com:  Purchase eco-friendly apparel & accessories hand-made by women & communities in need).   Make Breedlove among the top-rated food & shelter nonprofits in the US: http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/breedlove-foods-inc  Rotarians,  click daily for almost-instant e-training: www.Rotary.org/en/Members/Training/ForAllRotarians & the deep value of transcendent purpose:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc&sns=em & gain inspiration from an unstoppable, successful farmer who automatically overcomes physical challenges:  https://www.youtube.com/embed/H9S3n_tILKo