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In just a few words Rotary is, “Service Above Self.” As a part of Rotary International this Vienna club has a global impact bringing hope and support to millions in need. With over 33,000 clubs in over 200 countries we leverage with organizations like the Gates Foundation to help eradicate Polio. We embrace diversity, tolerance, peace and much more. We have all joined this club to do our part to give back. We proudly support local charities but also think globally. Whether your passion is the organization down the road or across the globe, you are more than welcome to join us for lunch to find out more. Wednesdays at 12:15 til 1:30 pm at Westwood Country Club Big events take a lot of small efforts and the more hands the easier the work. Contact us to volunteer-even if you are not a member. There is great reward in bringing joy to the community. Enjoy at our Annual Casino Night February 26, Friday at Westwood Country Club. Click here or on our calendar for more details. Hope to see you at Vienna Casino Night!
 
 
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Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...