Sandra Bullock, in the movie “Miss Congeniality,” was playing with her comment about “world peace,” but Rotarians are serious about the topic. Rotary International supports the concept that the foundation of success is in mutual cultural understanding and consideration for each person’s humanity.
In September, Bruno Reich, president of the Ellicott City Rotary club, and Jean-Robert Anantua, president of the Build Haiti Foundation (BHF), traveled together to view potential sites that are being considered for an athletic field in rural Haiti.
Rotary transforms charitable gifts into projects that change lives, both close to home and around the world.
The Robert Davidson Scholar Athlete Awards program, sponsored by the Columbia Rotary club, is entering its 30th year. Since its inception, the program has rewarded student athletes in Howard County who have managed to excel both on the field and in the classroom.
What can you do with that stack of books on the bedside table before they fall over and bury you?
Today’s Rotarians are beginning to pay attention to ways to attract the next generation of Rotarians.
Rotary District 7620 held a workshop on Sept. 22 called “Conflict Transformation: A New Approach to Peace.” The workshop helped attendees learn to “transform” conflict in their business, community service and personal life.
Poliomyelitis (polio) is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. The poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. It can strike at any age but mainly affects children under age 5. Polio is incurable, but is completely vaccine-preventable.