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WHAT IS FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE?

The Rotary Friendship Exchange program gives Rotarians and their families the opportunity to experience other cultures firsthand, by participating in reciprocal visits with Rotarians from other countries and their families.  It provides Rotarians with the opportunity to form personal contacts and make long-lasting friendships while exploring different areas of the world.  District 7090 has participated in team exchanges to many countries including England, Japan, South Africa, New Zealand and  Australia.
 

Exchange to Western Australia Update

In the spring of 2016, contact was initiated with District 9465 around Perth in Western Australia.  The outgoing team will be led by John and Libby Crossingham who are experienced in Friendship Exchanges.  They will be joined by PDG Ralph and Barb Montesanto, Jim and Linda Peters, Rita-Marie and John Hadley, Wayne and Pat Fyffe, Joy Flegg and Gary Snider and Jean Armitage...

PEACE FELLOW IMPACTS VETS AND MORE

I am glad to touch base with my sponsoring Rotary Club, District 7090 Clarence Rotary to give just a brief recap on my journey post class 13 graduation to date.  As always, I will never fail to grab the occasion to express my gratitude for the lifetime opportunity accorded me to participate in the Rotary Peace Program by District 7090.  My participation and graduation from this program has set me apart in many more ways than one. I will share a few with you:...
 

DISCOVER ROTARY NOW

Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about your options for joining other leaders and volunteers in your community who are part of Rotary.  There are four things you should know about Rotary:
  • Rotary is simply an opportunity to build friendships, serve the community and improve the world.
  • Rotary joins leaders from all continents, cultures, and occupations.  We are a network of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs around the world.
  • Rotary exchanges ideas, bringing our expertise and diverse perspectives to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems.  It's people like you and me, working together to make the world a better place.
  • Rotary takes action to bring lasting change to communities around the world.  We take pride in providing sustainable solutions.
I hope you will reach out to a Rotary club in your area and let them know you are interested in becoming part of our team.
 
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Kevin Crosby, IPDG
Director, Membership
 
 
 
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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...