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2011-01-12 11:14:00

Experience of seasoned international professional complements the global humanitarian organization's mission and philosophy EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International has named John Hewko, an attorney with extensive international experience in both the private and public sectors, to be the global humanitarian service organization's new top executive, serving as its general secretary. In this position, Hewko will manage more than 600 employees of Rotary...

2011-01-10 11:49:00

International humanitarian group has provided more than $18 million in funds and donated supplies and services for long-term recovery projects in Haiti EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the year since a devastating earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, Rotary clubs in Haiti and around the world have launched and supported projects to help the country rebuild and recover. And as the New Year began, Rotary clubs started a $200,000 initiative to implement...

2010-11-17 06:02:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See content from Rotary International at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/CustomLink/CustomLinks.aspx?GUID=ed706c1f-efbb-42bb-8b95-12fd7a5354cc&bhcp=1&alertid=236726f0-daa1-4239-9c50-65dc69b1888a Led by Rotary Peace Fellow Richelieu Allison, a peace caravan on November 10 began its journey through four countries in West Africa to promote cross-border dialogue and grassroots peace building. The Rotary West African peace caravan, which consists...

2010-11-11 14:55:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Rotary International at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=9e1536a3-b9b7-4cd8-a13d-6178ebd3fa68# In response to a recent outbreak of wild poliovirus in the Republic of Congo, Rotary is providing a total of US$500,000 in emergency grants to UNICEF and the World Health Organization for immediate countrywide polio immunization campaigns. The outbreak requires urgent action by government and partner agencies...

2010-10-26 09:07:00

Rotary International Global Grant will help ancient tribe adapt to climate change BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. and PORT ANGELES, Wash., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nonprofit Global Team for Local Initiatives (GTLI) and Nor'Wester Rotary Club of Port Angeles have been awarded a Global Grant from The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International to bring clean water and disease prevention training to the Hamar tribe in remote, southwest Ethiopia. The Global Grant will be supplemented by...

2010-10-14 18:39:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryla, an Alorica company, today announced the creation of 400 new jobs, to be located at Alorica's existing Clovis, CA call center facility, due to expanded customer service needs of one of Ryla's clients. Ryla is a subsidiary of CA-based Alorica Inc. The new business will provide customer service support for a Fortune 50 company, generating at least 400 new jobs in the Clovis community. Hiring to fill the 400+ new positions begins immediately. "We're...

2010-10-11 10:57:00

Special session on Gulf Coast recovery highlights the value of -- and threats facing -- irreplaceable natural resources NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Rotary International: Retired U.S. Army Lt. General Russel L. Honore, will speak about disaster preparedness at a Rotary conference that is expected to draw more than 500 Rotary club members from four states. The conference will also...

2010-10-01 09:14:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryla, a leading domestic-focused provider of value-added customer contact services, today announced it is hiring to fill at least 500 new customer service jobs in Colorado Springs, CO, due to expanded needs of one of Ryla's clients. Ryla is a subsidiary of CA-based Alorica Inc. The new business will provide customer service support for a Fortune 50 company, generating at least 500 new jobs in the Colorado Springs community. Hiring to fill the 500+ new...

2010-09-02 12:11:00

KENNESAW, Ga., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine has ranked Ryla Inc. (www.ryla.com), a leading domestic provider of outsourced call center and customer contact solutions, number 520 on its annual Inc. 5000 listing of the nation's fastest-growing private companies, and 11th in metro Atlanta. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. (Logo:...

2010-06-15 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gave the Kick Polio Out of Africa (KPOA) campaign a boost by signing the football as it traveled from Cape Town to Egypt ahead of the 2010 World Cup. During the ball's epic journey through 22 polio-affected and high-risk countries, Rotary clubs throughout Africa mobilized the public for massive immunizations and raising awareness for polio eradication. Gates lauded Rotary's efforts to help...