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2012-03-23 06:20:44

DETROIT, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas Kuderik of Romulus, who previously won the Volunteer of the Year award from Waste Management of Michigan/Ohio, has now been awarded the top honor in the country -- Waste Management Volunteer of the Year among more than 44,000 employees nationwide. Kuderik -- who is also an active Rotarian involved in service projects regionally and, beginning later this year, globally -- has been a leader with the Boy Scouts for 24 years. He has led...

2012-03-21 10:25:23

EVANSTON, Ill., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although the United Nations designates March 22 as World Water Day, Rotary members around the globe are focused on the issue 24/7, volunteering their time and resources to provide safe water and sanitation to communities wherever there is need. A centerpiece of Rotary's emphasis on water and sanitation issues is the International H2O Collaboration, an alliance between Rotary International and USAID (U.S. Agency for...

2012-03-19 06:24:03

Former GE vice president David Jensen will direct communications for global humanitarian service organization EVANSTON, Ill., March 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International has named David Jensen, former vice president for corporate communications at GE Capital International Services (now Genpact), as its new chief communications officer, directing all internal and external communications operations at the humanitarian service organization's international...

2012-01-20 06:45:00

KOLDING, Denmark, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestnet A/S announced today that their donation of 2500 striped Netprotect® Long Lasting Insecticide Incorporated Mosquito Nets (LLINs) has been received by the Rotary Club of Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). The donated nets are unique in that they were manufactured in royal blue and gold stripes to match the colors of the Rotary International logo. Rotary International Logo:http://www.ereleases.com/pic/2012-RotaryLogo.jpg Malaria is endemic...

2012-01-17 17:30:00

Gates Foundation announces an additional $50 million to end polio SAN DIEGO, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite a stagnant global economy, Rotary clubs around the world have succeeded in raising more than US$200 million in new funding for polio eradication. The fundraising milestone, announced today at Rotary's annual International Assembly in San Diego, was reached in response to a $355 million challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. All funds have...

2012-01-12 05:00:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary members worldwide are cautiously celebrating a major milestone in the global effort to eradicate the crippling disease polio. India, until recently an epicenter of the wild poliovirus, has gone a full calendar year without recording a new case. If all ongoing testing for polio cases through Jan. 13 continues to yield negative results, India will be declared by the World Health Organization to have interrupted transmission of...

2011-11-29 07:00:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The global humanitarian organization Rotary and the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education are teaming up to tackle the world's water and sanitation crisis by increasing the ranks of trained professionals critically needed to devise, plan, and implement solutions in developing countries that bear the brunt of the problem. Through this new strategic partnership, The Rotary Foundation will provide grants to Rotary clubs and...

2011-11-08 16:10:00

Boxing legend works through his Rotary club to keep a crippling childhood disease from rebounding off the ropes EVANSTON, Ill., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As he prepares for Saturday night's showdown with Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao also has his sights set on another, far more dangerous opponent: the crippling childhood disease polio. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111108/DC02917) Pacquiao is...

2011-11-07 14:33:00

PERTH, Australia, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The End of Polio Concert, funded by the Sumner M. Redstone Foundation and held on 28th October 2011, in Perth Australia, has resulted in an unprecedented outpouring of support for global polio eradication efforts. The highly publicized and critically acclaimed concert, which called on World Leaders to fully fund the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, has resulted in contributions of $50 million from Australia, $15 million from Canada, and...

2011-10-24 12:57:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of World Polio Day, Rotary clubs are ramping up their efforts to raise the funds and awareness needed to eradicate the crippling disease. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111024/DC92126) This year, significant progress has been made against polio. Polio cases worldwide decreased more than 40 percent during the first eight months of 2011, compared with the same period in 2010. In India, one of four...