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I am proud to be the 2015-16 Rotary 7980 District Governor.

Brewfest Rocks again!

The New London Rotary Foundation Inc hosts this fundraiser twice a year and proceeds go to support Camp Rotary and New London, CT youth. Once again Brewfest at the Beach was a huge success and loads of fun.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with all the latest happenings including details on our next Brewfest. Cheers!

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Brewfest at the Beach is back!

Brewfest at the Beach is back and we want to create new memories with all of you for a fantastic cause! Sponsored by the New London Rotary Foundation, Inc. Proceeds benefit Camp Rotary, a summer camp for middle school youngsters as well as other New London Rotary Charitable projects both locally and worldwide. Enjoy some beer, food, music and lots of laughs. You can follow us on Instagram , Facebook  and YouTube. We would love for you to follow us on all three social platforms and tag us in your Brewfest at the Beach photo moments. All this fun will be taking place on May 20th, 2016! See you there! ~ Gerry

 

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Rotary Leadership Institute – Registration

The following is a message to all Rotarians from PDG Mukund Nori
D-7980 RLI Chair in regards to an exciting opportunity available to members of Rotary. I am playing a role in this leadership opportunity as well, which you can learn more about below.  Best, Gerry

Dear Rotarians,

We are excited to offer you the opportunity to develop new leaders for your club through the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI). In this program, attendees will:

  • Be introduced to the World of Rotary
  • Learn concepts of leadership at the Club level and beyond
  • Learn how to collaborate within and between clubs
  • Develop partnerships with other clubs
  • Generate ideas for future projects and programs

This program is open to all Rotarians and is especially useful for new Rotarians.

Date:                 March 26, 2016
Location:          University of New Haven, West Haven
Cost:                 $75
Register at:        www.rlinea.org
Deadline:          March 12, 2016

District Governor, Geraldine Tom, has generously offered to support training for 1 (one) future leader of your club (one leader per club) at no cost to your club or to the member.

Complete the attached certificate and give it to a deserving member of your club.

We look forward to seeing every club represented and hopefully more than one person per club.

Yours in Rotary Service
PDG Mukund Nori
D-7980 RLI Chair

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What can we learn from inspiring Women of Action?

Let’s continue to be inspired to do great service through #Rotary.

Rotary Voices

160307_wodon_iwdBy Quentin Wodon

Rotary is about service and fellowship. While some value fellowship the most, others place the emphasis on service as the defining characteristic of their Rotary experience. I tend to belong to the second group. I believe in the importance of thinking through the design of our service projects to ensure they have a lasting and measurable impact on those we are trying to help.

That is why I am excited about an upcoming event for International Women’s Day that will feature two

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Remembering a remarkable Rotarian

Rotarians create positive change and bring solutions to their communities and worldwide. Today I wanted to share with you the passing of former District Governor David Mylchreest.

Mr.Mylchreest was a member of Rotary for fifty years, past president of the Middletown Rotary Club, and in 1965 a Past District Governor of Rotary International. He was honored twice by his club as a Paul Harris fellow. He was also a veteran who served with honor.

Read more about this remarkable man and light a candle in his honor.  DAVID BURCH MYLCHREEST Sr. Obituary

Thank you for your service to your country and Rotary. ~ Gerry

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Public Image and Effective Communications

Public Image and Effective Communications – Help for Clubs:

**From Brian Amey PDG; District Public Image Committee Chair

The District is now offering a Public Image/Public Relations Toolkit to clubs to help them develop an image in their community and attract new members with the skills and interest that will grow their club. Also to insure internal communications are effective and help to retain existing members. The toolkit is essentially a collection of useful articles and papers and links to publications and videos focusing on image building and communication using Social Media, Club Websites and Newsletters. But also there are materials to help with Media Relations including several sample news releases for print and/or broadcast media. The Toolkit is included on the Public Image Committee Webpage. Click here to go there.

We will welcome feedback and best practice examples in addition to the Tool Kit the list below will give us more material to enlarge the kit. Please contact me; Brian Amey PI Committee Chair. (Click his name here or on the Committee page).

Here are some of the Rotary subjects we are looking for feed back;

* Training members to all use Word of Mouth to promote Rotary

* Follow-up with Meeting Guests

* Follow-up with Club Event Participants

* Direct Marketing (Direct Mail)

* Displays at Club and Community Events

* Brochures

* Promotional Giveaways

* Displays in high traffic areas (trains, busses, stations, taxis, etc)

* Billboards

* Radio

* Cable

* Television

* Promotional Giveaways

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World Health Organization Wild Polio Virus Update Week ending February 4

Headlines:

There are ten weeks to go until the globally synchronized switch from the trivalent to bivalent oral

polio vaccine, an important milestone in achieving a polio-free world.

The WHO Executive Board met last week, recognizing progress made in 2015 and renewing their

commitment to polio eradication.

For the first time in history, Africa has had 4-months without any wild or circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus cases, nor any environmental positive samples.

Afghanistan No new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week.

The most recent case had onset of paralysis in Kunar on 19 November. The total number of WPV1

cases for 2015 remains 19, compared to 28 reported in the country in 2014.

Pakistan: One new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported in the past week,

with onset of paralysis on 31 December in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The total number of WPV1 cases for 2015 is now 54, compared to 305 reported for 2014 by this time last year. A total of 306 cases reported onset in Pakistan in 2014.

End Polio Now

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The Givers

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Need a great education project for your club?

Source: Need a great education project for your club?

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Rotaract members are committed to preventing diseases

Rotaract members making an impact!

Rotary Service Connections

By Jessie Dunbar-Bickmore, RI Programs staff

Rotaract clubs around the world are dedicated to making their communities healthier. Here are just a few examples of how Rotaract clubs are improving their communities through disease prevention and treatment projects:

The Breakfast Revolution

As a club of doctors and medical students, the Rotaract Club of the Caduceus in India leveraged their core skills with the support from Rotary clubs, partner Rotaract clubs, community organizations, and local governments to address the growing problem of malnutrition, vitamin deficiency, and anemia among children. They provided highly nutritious, affordable, and good tasting meals through a sustainable supplementary food program including regular medical check-ups for beneficiaries. Fundraising, corporate partnerships, and innovative supply chain management has allowed the club to cover 75-85% of the cost, making the program affordable and highly accessible within the community.

Rotaract East Africa Impact Project (REACT 2014)

Diarrheal diseases are spread through contaminated…

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