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Rotary Founder Makes Surprise Appearance at Korea Convention

Convention attendees were treated to a surprise visit from Paul Harris during the opening session of the Korea convention on Sunday, 29 May.

An animated hologram of Rotary’s founder joined RI President K.R. Ravindran on stage, and proceeded to talk about Rotary’s growth from a small club in Chicago to an international organization that is changing the world.

“Rotary has been a gift to the world,” said Harris. “This Rotary program of friendship and service certainly has succeeded way beyond the dreams of us back in Chicago.” Harris also noted that the basis of Rotary and the convention remains as it was in his day: a marriage of friendship, values, and service.

Rotary’s first convention, in 1910, drew 60 attendees in Chicago. This year, more than 40,000 have come to Seoul. Ravindran quoted Harris as saying, “Rotary is the door to friendship, and let us throw it open.”

Convention videos are available here:-
https://vimeopro.com/rotary/rotary-videos

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Making a Difference With Food For Health

Our E-Club and OPAL (SA Health) have launched a major project,

Food For Health providing Healthy alternatives for a Healthier Lifestyle. The key focus of this project is to promote better food choices for a healthier lifestyle. Community Organisations and Service Clubs have an important role to play in encouraging these healthier lifestyles.

This can be achieved by adopting guidelines and recipes from our website which will help our commitment to serve humanity by keeping you and your family healthy.

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Women Share Stories of Humanitarian Service on International Women’s Day

Razia Jan, the founder and director of the Zabuli Education Center, was honored on International Women’s Day.

Article by Jane Lawicki (source)


What motivates everyday women to do extraordinary things — to positively change the lives of people halfway around the world while inspiring so many folks at home?

Three Rotary members answered that question at a celebration of International Women’s Day hosted by the World Bank at its Washington, D.C., headquarters 8 March.

Speaking to an audience of more than 300, with thousands listening to the live-stream, Razia Jan, Deborah Walters, and Ann Lee Hussey told their personal stories and explained what inspired them to build a girls school in Afghanistan, assist people living in a Guatemala City garbage dump, and lead more than 24 teams to immunize children in Africa and Asia.

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The Rotary Foundation Dinner – A Great Success

Extract from District Governor Doug Layng’s May Newsletter


On Saturday 14th May, Lynne and I joined Rotarians from Districts 9500 and 9520 who gathered together at the Convention Centre for one of our event highlights of the year.

PDG Euan Miller, MC for the evening with District Governors Dick Wilson and Doug Layng welcoming approximately 150 attendees; among them, RI President Nominee (2017/18) Ian Riseley and his wife Juliet, and  RI Past President (2006/07) Bill Boyd and his wife, Lorna. There were 17 bequests recognised on the night, totalling $637,000.

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