News and Happenings
Posted by Gretchen Bren on Dec 31, 2016
You've heard about the Ride to End Polio in Tucson and thought it was a great change from participating in BRAN or RAGBRAI, but just couldn't make the trip? Not to worry! This year, we created our own District Team and competed in the Ride to End Polio Indoors! Individuals and groups from 6 different clubs rode in their homes, gyms, or anywhere they could find a stationary bike to ride -- and a few brave souls did the ride outdoors. The ride had to be completed in the month of November, and all pledges turned in before December 1st. Our District came in second in the national competition with just under $7,500 of donations.
If you are interested in participating next year, you can see the additional information on our District Polio Plus page.
The website for Rotary International (rotary.org) has a new look!
As you scroll down the page you will see highlights of projects and programs of Rotary International, Rotary Clubs and Rotarians around the world. Information and access to MyRotary for Members has not changed though the look has changed slightly.
Posted by Gretchen Bren on Aug 19, 2016
With a new year, we have a new look!
We’ve used all the newest features of Club Runner to give our home page a new, updated look. We’ll be changing more in the coming weeks but wanted to get things rolling by sharing a new look to our home page.
Everything is still here – but instead of listing it on the home page, more will be in menus. Like the Rotary International site, our home page is going to be more ‘public facing’ – more about Who We Are.
Like Rotary International, we are introducing a “My District Rotary” page, which will have the How to Get Things Done information. We’re really proud to introduce the “What do you want to do” box with links to the most common items that you ask about – just like Rotary International.
And with all of this comes a new responsive web design that will work on your computer, laptop, tablet or even your phone!
In the upcoming months, we’re going to be working more with our District Committees to update their site pages and committee pages for better communication and continuity too.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his interview for The Rotarian Magazine: “[Rotary] is older than the United Nations and, arguably, you have a broader representation than we do. When I had the privilege to address your members recently in Korea, I think I counted more flags in the hall than we have at the United Nations! I would encourage Rotary International to embrace the Sustainable Development Goals [of the UN] and find within them areas where we could, as partners, replicate the success of the polio eradication campaign.”
To read more, see the January issue of The Rotarian or click here.
The World Affairs Seminar (WAS) is a unique interactive educational program for high school students. In the course of this study, the WAS provides opportunities for participants to discuss issues with other young people from around the world in a non-threatening environment. Emphasis is on promoting better understanding of the causes of international conflict with the idea that if the causes are understood, problems are more likely to be solved peacefully. Visit www.worldaffairsseminar.org.
The Rotary International Foundation continues to receive the highest score from the leading independent evaluator of charities - Charity Navigator.
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.