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2011-06-29 10:50:00

Banerjee will target polio eradication as his top priority EVANSTON, Ill., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kalyan Banerjee, a businessman from Gujarat, India, takes office July 1 as president of Rotary International, www.rotary.org - one of the largest humanitarian service organizations in the world. During his tenure as president until June 30, 2012, Banerjee will lead a global network of 1.2 million business and professional leaders from more than 200 countries and...

2011-05-12 08:00:00

Rotary brings the world to New Orleans NEW ORLEANS, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A city already famous for its internationality and color will receive an added splash of both May 21-25, when more than 19,000 Rotary club members from over 160 countries arrive in New Orleans for the humanitarian service organization's annual convention. Often described as a "mini-United Nations" because of its global scope and cultural diversity, the always colorful Rotary convention is expected...

2011-05-12 08:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A city already famous for its internationality and color will receive more than 19,000 Rotary club members from over 160 countries for the humanitarian service organization's annual convention. Often described as a "mini-United Nations" because of its global scope and cultural diversity, the always colorful Rotary convention is expected to inject more than $22 million into the local economy during its weeklong run at the Ernest N. Morial...

2011-04-25 08:35:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Safe Water Team, Inc. (SWT, www.safewaterteam.org) is proud to announce that Wendell Christoff and his wife Helen were recently named by the Board of Trustees of the Rotary Foundation to membership in the Arch C. Klumph Society. Christoff is the President of the Safe Water Team, Inc. and co-owner of Litehouse Foods, a national leader in the dressing and dip business. Only 300 Rotarians worldwide are invited to membership in the...

2011-03-04 09:57:00

Violin virtuoso who survived polio as a child will perform in special benefit concert to fight the disease EVANSTON, Ill., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International, violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman and guest conductor James DePreist join members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to present the Concert to End Polio to benefit the global effort to eradicate this disabling childhood disease. WHEN: The Concert to End Polio will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 7....

2011-02-22 06:25:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get videos and stills from Rotary International at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=7ee51499-9660-4fe3-aea3-46422a2d39be# Rotary International will join vaccine-producer Sanofi Pasteur to ring the trading bells at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and four financial markets in Europe on 23 February, to draw international attention to Rotary's ongoing effort to eradicate the crippling disease polio. Representatives of...

2011-02-21 09:44:00

Rotary joins Sanofi Pasteur at NYSE and exchanges in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Portugal to hail progress in a global effort to eradicate a crippling disease EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International will join vaccine-producer Sanofi Pasteur to ring the trading bells at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and four financial markets in Europe on Feb. 23, to draw international attention to Rotary's ongoing effort to eradicate the crippling...

2011-02-17 09:49:00

From Italy's Trevi Fountain to the New York Stock Exchange, world landmarks will carry Rotary's End Polio Now pledge the week of Feb. 23 EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What do Italy's Trevi Fountain, India's Charminar monument, and the New York Stock Exchange building have in common? Each of these iconic landmarks will provide a dramatic backdrop for an equally dramatic message: End Polio Now. Those three words - representing Rotary's pledge to rid the world of...

2011-02-16 12:43:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Rotary International at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=460b5f81-32bc-4e62-a194-90a6d124192b&lr=ls LUANDA, Angola (14 February 2011) - President Ray Klinginsmith of Rotary International, one of the world's largest humanitarian service organizations, met Vice-president Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos "Nando" of Angola and his vice minister of Health, Evelize Frestas to express appreciation for...

2011-01-31 13:45:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Rotary International at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=cf0ca925-b68d-4d6f-ba91-173e0219b8e6&lr=ls# After more than 25 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are now "This Close" to eradicating polio, and a wide array of public figures and celebrities have signed on to help Rotary spread the word. Headlined by Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, this...


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This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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