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2013-10-18 12:24:36

Special World Polio Day program highlights progress in the global effort to end polio EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emmy-winning actress Archie Panjabi, best known for her role as Kalinda on the hit series "The Good Wife," will talk about her volunteer work in support of polio eradication during a special program co-hosted by Rotary and Northwestern University's Center for Global Health on Oct. 24 - World Polio Day 2013 - in downtown Chicago. The program,...

2013-10-03 08:23:26

Woodside's Green Academy to study the work of H2OpenDoors project REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OktoberFest and Run is about so much more than beer, food and running. The event is a chance for the community to come together and support local charities making an impact on the world. The two Rotary Clubs in Redwood City oversee the H2OpenDoors project. This year, local high school students will be participating in the project, ensuring that future generations...

2013-09-24 08:31:52

A special status report on the global effort to eradicate polio EVANSTON, Ill., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Rotary International: WHAT: Evanston-based Rotary and Northwestern University's Center for Global Health convene an international panel of experts to discuss the progress of the global initiative to eradicate polio, the challenges that remain, and how private citizens, corporations, and non-profits can join in the historic...

2013-09-19 16:24:17

EVANSTON, Ill., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Together with global strategic branding firm Siegel+Gale (www.siegelgale.com), Rotary today announced the launch of its global public image initiative "Strengthening Rotary" to enhance and amplify the volunteer service organization's great story, visual identity and digital experience. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120123/NY39544LOGO) The global organization includes Rotary, Rotary International, The Rotary Foundation and...

2013-09-17 23:00:56

The Grid Earth Project is working with Rotary Clubs across the country to bring light to families living off the grid. (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Nearly one quarter of the world population lives without access to electricity or safe light. As a result millions suffer from burn injuries each year. Most of them are children. These families see by kerosene lamps, candles and open flames indoors, all of which are dangerous and toxic. According to the World Health Organization respiratory...

2013-09-11 16:21:28

H2OpenDoors project and Redwood City Education Foundation will receive 100% of the day's net proceeds REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- October 12 is shaping up to be a day to remember; with so much to see and do, the biggest challenge for visitors to Redwood City's Oktoberfest and Run (http://www.oktoberfestandrun.com/) may just be fitting everything into a single day. In addition to the beer tents and running events, new festivities this year include a dance...

2013-08-29 23:17:56

Craig Campbell, a local insurance agent is awarded “Rotarian of the Year” by the Fort Collins Breakfast Club for 2012-2013. Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 This prestigious award was given to Craig for his dedication and expertise as the Fort Collins Rotary Club's Treasurer, a position he has held for the last four years. Craig Campbell said, “I am very honored to receive this award. I have been an active member of the Rotary Club for twenty-three years and have held a...

2013-08-05 08:22:16

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark your calendars: October 12 is the date for Oktoberfest & Run in Redwood City, an entertaining celebration of food and drink, with all proceeds going to worthy causes (http://www.oktoberfestandrun.com/). Along with the usual Oktoberfest activities, the day will feature a choice of three exciting races: a half marathon, 5K run/walk and 5Kolor run. H2OpenDoors, a project of the two Rotary Clubs of Redwood City, is one of three...

2013-06-25 12:28:50

New match arrangement could raise US$525 million for global eradication effort LISBON, Portugal, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced an extension of their existing fundraising partnership that could generate up to US$525 million in new money for polio eradication as the global effort to end this crippling disease enters its critical endgame phase. Under the new agreement, announced before an...

2013-05-31 23:14:02

Processing Point, Inc., maker of the uAttend employee time attendance clock system, has been named a Heilbron Award finalist by the Rotary Club of San Diego and the San Diego Business Journal. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 Processing Point, a leading provider of cloud-based workforce management solutions and time and attendance software, has been named a finalist for the 2013 Heilbron Award. The Heilbron Award is a service award that is given out by the Rotary Club of San Diego and...