Rotary Zones 28 & 29

Zone Institute '15

Motor City Zone Institute
January 2015

Rotary International

Intense summer program gives Israeli and Palestinian teens new perspectives
Students from Israel and Palestine sat together at a local art studio in Encinitas, California, USA, one day last summer, drawing portraits of one another and learning how to live in peace. Kelly Mellos, an organizer of the project from the Rotary Club of Encinitas Coastal, says that drawing someone who is sitting so close helps break down social barriers between the young people. "They see how many similarities there are between them," she says. "And they begin to understand we are all just people. There is a respect and trust that builds." The students were participating in a program run by...
Rotary releases $34.8 million for polio immunization activities worldwide
Rotary International released an additional $34.8 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, the three countries where the disease has never been stopped. The funds, whose release was announced 20 January, will be used by the World Health Organization and UNICEF for polio immunization and surveillance activities in the 10 countries, as well as to provide technical assistance in several other countries in Africa. The grants include $8.1 million for Nigeria to support its final push to eradicate the disease. Nigeria...
President-elect urges Rotary members to ‘Be a Gift to the World’
Using their talents, expertise, and leadership, Rotary members worldwide are asked to be gifts to the world this upcoming 2015-16 Rotary year. Rotary International President-elect K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran called Sunday's address to incoming district governors the "most significant moment of my life." "All of you have been given so many gifts. And you have now been given this great gift: one year to take all your talents, all your gifts, everything that you are and can become -- and Be a Gift to the World," said Ravindran, revealing his presidential theme at the annual five-day training meeting...

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Dear Fellow Zones 28-29 Rotarians,
Welcome to our new website.  We hope you take advantage of the multiple opportunities and information available on the site.  It is a thrill to be able to share so much in such a concise manner.
I would also encourage you to link to your District websites.  We promise the information available will be of assistance to all the Rotarians we serve.
We need to continue to engage all of our members in our organization's strategic goals.  Our website offers information on membership attraction and engagement through our vibrant Rotary Clubs.  It has information to assist us in the ongoing support of OUR Rotary Foundation through our generous contributions and continued participation in Global and District Grants that are changing the lives of millions of people.  And, our website can assist our members in sharing their Rotary stories to our internal and external audiences.
Please take the time to browse through the website.  It will help make each of us stronger Rotarians.  And, I hope your pride in YOUR Rotary membership will grow with every visit.

Best regards,
Mary Beth Growney Selene, RI Director 2013-15, Zones 28 and 29

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