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Good News Today from Foundation

Good News Today from Foundation We heard today that The Rotary Foundation has finally closed the file on our District's Minibus Project for the Revival Centre in Chernihiv in Northern Ukraine. Planning for the project commenced in September 2012, and the project received verbal approval in January 2013 whilst DGE Dick was being trained in San Diego. After just over a year of fundraising within our District, we had sufficient funds to apply for our Global Grant, and did so in June 2014. It was at that time that some obstacles were put in our path, but with tenacity and hard work the obstacles were overcome. The Grant finally arrived at the end of April 2015, and within 10 weeks we had purchased the Minibus and delivered it to Ukraine in early July 2015, with DG Helen and PDG Dick sharing the driving. A year later, we made a follow-up visit to see how the vehicle was doing (see photo above) and were impressed with how it was being maintained. On 10 March 2017, The Rotary Foundation accepted our final report and confirmed that the project has been completed to their satisfaction!... | Read more about Good News Today from Foundation | Added 2 weeks ago

DG Helen leads a toast to Purple4Polio

DG Helen leads a toast to Purple4Polio District Governor Helen proposed a toast to the Eradication of Polio throughout the world at the Tea Party held specially to celebrate Rotary's progress on eradicating the disease. The event was also the "Media Launch" of the Purple4Polio campaign and coincided with International Women's Day. Featured guests at the event included Jane Garvey, Woman's Hour Presenter for BBC Radio 4, Konnie Huq who used to present Blue Peter, Emily Buchanan who used to be a World Affairs Correspondent for the BBC, Julia Roberts a polio survivor who became a professional dancer and TV Presenter, Bethany Hare who leads the Bethany Smiles Charity, and the principle sponsors Somnath Saha (CEO Typhoo Tea) and Liz Baker from Wilkin and Sons - makers of Tiptree Jams and Preserves. RIBI was there in force with RIBI President Eve Conway, Janine Birtwhistle, and James Bolton doing an excellent job on the social media. Professional videographer Jonnie Allan recorded the whole event and the many interviews, ably supported by BBC Producer Helen Shreeve. After short presentations from all the principle players, there was a tea-tasting organised by Typhoo, and then the specially baked celebration cake, made by a former Rotary Young Chef champion and which contained Tiptree preserves, was cut. Deaba was also there, serving refreshments to 'fill out the corners'. York Gate was packed to capacity with more than 70 people present, and the event scored an enormous number of hits whilst trending strongly on social media.... | Read more about DG Helen leads a toast to Purple4Polio | Added 2 weeks ago


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Mon 27 Mar 2017 19.00
District Assembly Dinner
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Wed 29 Mar 2017 18:30
London Art Biennale
Chelsea Old Town Hall

Fri 07 Apr 2017 All Day
RIBI Conference
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Sat 08 Apr 2017 All Day
RIBI Conference
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Sun 09 Apr 2017 All Day
RIBI Conference
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