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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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Rotary Day at UN highlights role of business in building a better world
From the United Nations’ earliest days in the aftermath of World War II, the organization’s humanitarian mission has always dovetailed with Rotary’s efforts to administer aid and build peace. This year’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, 12 November, will highlight the role businesses can play in that collaboration as we work toward a more just and equitable world. The theme of this year’s gathering at UN headquarters in New York City, “Responsible Business, Resilient Societies,” recognizes Rotary’s role at the intersection of commerce and cause. As leaders in their professions and...
ShelterBox prepares for Mosul refugees
Today marked the start of the battle to take control of Mosul back from the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS. The city is the group's last major stronghold in Iraq. But humanitarian aid agencies have known about the military offensive, giving them an unusual opportunity to prepare for the crisis. "It is rare for the world to get early warning of a vast human catastrophe," says Chris Warham, chief executive of ShelterBox. "The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees issued a paper in July saying this would likely be the biggest humanitarian crisis of the year — and we better get...
Skydivers raise thousands for polio eradication
The first time Noel Jackson jumped out of a plane at 14,000 feet, it had nothing to do with raising money for polio eradication. The Michigan dentist had received a gift certificate to go skydiving from his staff because they knew he was into adventure. “It is definitely a defining moment,” says Jackson, a member of the Rotary Club of Trenton, Michigan, USA, of that first jump, done in tandem strapped to a professional skydiver. “The rush of the free fall is beyond anything I have ever experienced before. Just the speed and acceleration is unbelievable. You don’t even have time to figure out...