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2013-05-23 08:24:31

'The Good Wife' Emmy-winner immunizes children in India, travels to Abu Dhabi to emcee Global Vaccine Summit EVANSTON, Ill., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- British-born actress Archie Panjabi, best known to millions of TV viewers as the sultry, enigmatic investigator Kalinda Sharma on the hit CBS series, "The Good Wife," has teamed up with the humanitarian organization Rotary International to protect children everywhere by eradicating the paralyzing disease polio. To view the...

2013-05-21 23:23:59

Rotary International has done its part to help eliminate polio throughout the world over the last 50 years. Now Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is fully behind Rotary International´s efforts, and polio is almost eradicated worldwide. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Rotary International, the world´s largest service organization, has gained additional notoriety lately for their work in conjunction with Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation in making strides towards the...

2013-05-16 04:23:12

Public service as a long-term partnership with the community SHANGHAI, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, the Rotary Club of Shanghai announced that Touchmedia's annual public service campaign, Mr. and Miss WOW(TM), was the winner of the 2013 Rotary Club of Shanghai Leadership Award for Outstanding CSR Program in China, which recognizes socially responsible achievements that benefit Shanghai and the rest of China. The Rotary Shanghai Club is part of Rotary International...

2013-05-08 08:29:51

U.S. is top contributor to eradication campaign that is 99% complete WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Rotary International will recognize five members of Congress as Polio Eradication Champions for their efforts to eliminate polio. The event, which will take place at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., honors U.S. leaders who have played a key role in the fight to eradicate the disease. The 2013 honorees are Senator Mazie Hirono (Hawaii), Senator...

2013-05-01 08:31:10

OTTAWA, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 30, Canada's Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Julian Fantino, made a formal statement in the House of Commons thanking Rotary International for its efforts to eradicate polio. Rotary International has been dedicated to global polio eradication since 1985, and the Canadian government has been a staunch, longtime supporter of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). To date, Canada has committed more than...

2013-04-29 16:21:18

MADISON, Ind., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Long Beach Transit (LBT), the agency that provides bus service to Long Beach, Calif., has awarded a contract to Peterson Hydraulics, Inc. for 12 Rotary Lift MOD30 environmentally friendly inground lifts. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130429/DE03818 ) The MOD30s will replace existing lifts at LBT's Anaheim Street Facility. The order includes 11 60,000-lb. capacity two-piston models and one three-piston version rated at 90,000 lbs....

2013-04-26 12:27:40

Innovative new funding approach increases humanitarian group's capacity to improve lives and strengthen communities worldwide EVANSTON, Ill., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International has received a silver Edison Award in recognition of the service organization's Future Vision Plan, a new grant model that greatly enhances the scope, impact, and sustainability of humanitarian and educational projects funded by The Rotary Foundation, Rotary's charitable arm....

2013-04-25 04:21:13

-- Pledges announced will enable over a billion children to be vaccinated ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the Global Vaccine Summit, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) presented a comprehensive six-year plan, the first plan to eradicate all types of polio disease - both wild poliovirus and vaccine-derived cases - simultaneously. Global leaders and individual philanthropists signaled their confidence in the plan by pledging...

2013-03-12 23:00:05

Helen Pastorino, CEO and Founder of Pertria, a real estate investment firm in Los Gatos, California has been selected to speak at the 2013 leadership conference for local high school students. Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 Helen Pastorino, Founder and CEO of Pertria, a real estate investment firm in Los Gatos, California, has been selected to speak at the 2013 Enterprise Leadership Conference sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Santa Clara, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and Campbell. Designed to...

2013-03-05 08:26:43

TREVOSE, Pa., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Platinum Advertising announces it will be supporting the clean water mission in Las Trojes, Honduras this year. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130305/PH70939LOGO ) In partnership with Rotary International and Pure Water for the World, Platinum is sponsoring 10 rotary members to travel to Las Trojes from April 14-20 to help install a sewage system, build lavatory facilities and link pure water filters in remote regions on mountaintops...