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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...

2011-01-31 10:06:00

Bill Gates leads list of international public figures 'This Close' to ending polio EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110131/DC39086 ) Headlined by Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, this diverse lineup of...

2011-01-27 12:44:01

On January 27th, the U.S. government and the government of the Russian Federation, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation (MOHSD), signed a Protocol of Intent on Cooperation for the Global Eradication of Polio. Building upon the foundation of partnership and cooperation established in the Obama Administration "reset" with Russia, USAID...

2011-01-19 12:49:00

Virtuoso violinist who survived polio as a child will perform in special benefit concert to protect the world's children CHICAGO, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International joins violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman and members of the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor James DePreist, to present the Concert to End Polio, a benefit performance supporting the global effort to eradicate this disabling childhood disease. The Concert to End Polio will take...

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...