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postheadericon 040 Rotary Club Radio – Barnraisings – Fundraising for 2013

In this episode of Rotary Club Radio, I interview Jim Rettew to talk about his crowd fundraising project called, “Barn Raisings” – a new model of fundraising that utilizes the power of community & social media to help people in need.

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Length: 38 min.

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Barn Raisings

Quoted from BarnRaisings.com

“Taking a page from the Amish, Extreme Home Makeover, and Habitat for Humanity, I came up with ‘Barnraising’.  What if we expanded the idea of a typical barn raising to building things like a new playground, a new roof for a tornado victim, or a school extension?  Throw in new technology that allows projects to be crowdfunded.  Add a volunteer sign up list so people can not just donate their money but their time.  Think Extreme Home Makeover, broaden it beyond homes, and add a crowdfunding/crowd volunteering element to it.  That’s what Barnraisings is all about.”

 

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postheadericon 037 Rotary Club Radio The Trust Edge with David Horsager

In this episode of Rotary Club Radio, I interview David Horsager, international speaker and author of the book, “The Trust Edge.”

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Length: 34.5 min.

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David HorsagerDavid Horsager, M.A., C.S.P, is an author, entrepreneur, professor, and award-winning keynote speaker who researches and speaks on the bottom-line impact of trust.

David’s signature speech and book, The Trust Edge, have inspired leaders and motivated teams toward greater results on four continents and across the U.S.

Today we’re going to be talking to David Horsager about his book, “The Trust Edge.”  I am totally excited to bring this interview to Rotary Club Radio, because after reading just a portion of The Trust Edge, I knew its message would resonate with Rotarians around the world.

The Trust Edge delivers a comprehensive plan to successfully implement the building of trust in an organization or relationship.  His 8 Pillars of Trust are a break through for success in the board room, office, marriage, or friendship.  Trust is a key component of life.

The 8 Pillars of Trust

  1.  Consistency: The little things done consistently make for leaders being followed, increased sales and retention, and a higher level of trust. Consistency is the way brands are built and character is revealed.
  2.  Clarity: People trust the clear and mistrust or distrust the ambiguous. Be clear about your mission, purpose, expectations, and daily activities. When people are clear about the mission they do the little things differently. A clear mission unifies and inspires. When we are clear about priorities on a daily basis we become productive and effective.
  3.  Compassion: Think beyond yourself. Never underestimate the power of sincerely caring. It is the reason we trust our mothers over some salespeople. We are skeptical if the salesperson really has our best interest in mind. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is not just an old saying; it is a bottom-line truth. If followed, it builds trust.
  4.  Character: Do what is right over what is easy. Character is a mix of two things. One is integrity, which means being the same from beliefs to words to actions. The other is moral character. Take the high road in every interaction.
  5.  Contribution: Few things build trust quicker than actual results. Be a contributor who delivers real results.
  6.  Competency: Staying fresh, relevant and capable builds trust. The humble teachable person keeps learning new and better ways of doing things. They stay current on ideas and trends. There is always more to learn so make a habit of reading, learning, and listening to fresh information.
  7.  Connection: People want to follow, buy from, and be around friends. People become friends when they build connections. Ask questions. Listen. Life, work,and trust are about relationships. All relationships are best built by establishing genuine connection.
  8.  Commitment: Stick with it through adversity. Followers trusted General Patton; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Gandhi; Jesus; and George Washington because they saw commitment. They saw sacrifice for the greater good. Commitment reveals and builds trust.

Special Event | Book Launch Party

You are invited to be a part of the biggest book launch of the year!

Come join hundreds of business leaders, athletes and media personalities in celebrating The Trust Edge, by David Horsager on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 4-8pm.

Downtown Barnes & Noble, 801 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.

At 6pm, there will be a brief program, including an author interview by KSTP’s sports anchor Joe Schmit.

Olympic Gold Medalists | Business Leaders | Minnesota Celebrities | Hall of Famers

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Don’t forget to email a copy of your receipt to ryan@davidhorsager.com to receive all the bonuses David talked about in the interview!

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postheadericon 035 Rotary Club Radio The Red Thread Promise

In this episode of Rotary Club Radio, I interview Kathy Korge and Sonya Yencer of the Red Thread Project.  Currently working in China, Haiti, and the United States, this inspirational story will challenge your Rotary Club and its members to make a difference in the world.

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Length: 32 min.

Rotary Minute

Are you looking for ways to promote Rotary on your website, Facebook and Twitter?  One way to get Rotary’s message out to the masses is through video!  Short & effective videos can say more about Rotary in 60 seconds than an ordinary person could say in 15 minutes.  Videos are relevant and can make others think and act.  They are powerful tools and Rotary International want you to use them…for free!

Did you know that Rotary International has YouTube and Vimeo channels full of great videos…hundreds of them, covering just about every issue a Rotarian may be wondering about.

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The Red Thread Promise is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to providing hope and healing to needy and orphaned children.

The Red Thread Promise (TRTP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide life-changing medical procedures to special-needs orphans and needy children who have no funds with which to pay for these services. Our program exists to improve the quality of life for these children. We want to provide them with the treatment they need so that each child has the chance to live a life with dignity, health and hope.

The Red Thread Promise is an American organization with a global focus. We consider our humanitarian efforts to be an investment in world peace, building relationships between people of different countries, connecting strangers for the greater good of humanity. Through involvement in TRTP, it is our dream that people will value the lives of others as much as their own.

We believe that the well-being and health of children is a right, not merely a luxury for those who can afford it. It is for these little ones that we continue to advocate through our international medical programs and national hippotherapy program. We have concentrated our efforts in 3 global communities: China, Haiti and the United States.

There are numerous ways for volunteers and donors to get involved. Please visit our website to explore the possibilities.

Wheelchairs for Haiti

Enjoy the show!

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Kathy Korge, President
The Red Thread Promise
4027 Dauphine Streeet
New Orleans, LA 70117
817-320-6522
RedThreadPromise.org

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postheadericon 032 Rotary Club Radio – Journey for Freedom with Peter Vodenka

Rotary Club Radio was honored to sit down with Peter Vodenka and hear his story.  As you’ll hear in my interview with him, he risked everything for freedom.  He and his wife and their 2 children gave up everything they knew to escape from Communism in Czechoslovakia.  Listen to his amazing story!

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Length: 54 min.

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Journey for FreedomIn today’s featured segment, I sit down with Peter Vodenka.  In June of 1983, Peter, his wife their 4 year-old daughter and two-year-old son defected from behind the Iron Curtain of Communist Czechoslovakia.  In the middle of a cold, rainy night, they ran for our lives across the border from Communist Yugoslavia to western Austria while being chased by guards with automatic weapons.

They had spent ten years planning their escape.  They could tell no-one, not even their families of their plan and they left them and everything we owned behind. This was the only way to protect them from the wrath of their government, which they knew would come if we were successful.  If captured, Peter and his wife would have faced an automatic 10 year sentence in a hard-labor prison camp with the most dangerous criminals.  Their children would have been taken and raised in government-run institutions.They would have been labeled as political criminals and would never have seen their children again.

  • How did Peter and his family escape?
  • What was it really like to live in a communist country?
  • How did they get to America?
  • Did they ever see their family again?
  • Was freedom really worth the risk?

Listen to the interview to find out!  Peter is an amazing story teller, author and speaker.  He is available to speak at your next event and his book is available on his website.

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postheadericon Rotary Club Radio welcomes 6 Russian delegates from the Open World Leadership Center

St. Croix Falls, WI – On February 8, 2012, Rotary Club Radio will host 6 Russian delegates for a live interview that will be broadcast over the internet all over the world!

Open World Leadership

About the Open World Leadership Center

The Open World Leadership Center administers the Open World program, one of the most effective U.S. exchange programs for countries of the post-Soviet era.  Begun as a pilot program in 1999 and established as a permanent agency in late 2000, the Center conducts the first and only international exchange agency in the U.S. Legislative Branch and, as such, has enabled more than 17,000 current and future leaders from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan to meaningfully engage and interact with Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and thousands of other Americans, many of whom are the delegates’ direct professional counterparts.

Mission Statement:
To enhance understanding and capabilities for cooperation between the United States and the countries of Eurasia by developing a network of leaders in the region who have gained significant, firsthand exposure to America’s democratic, accountable government and its free-market system.

Open World Website

Rotary International is a Host Organization and active supporter of the Open World Leadership Center.  It is a privilege to have the opportunity to interview the delegates and look forward to finding out more about the program.

Rotary Club Radio Live!

On February 8th, 2012, Rotary Club Radio will broadcast our first ever live show from the St. Croix Falls Library and will have the honor of interviewing 6 delegates from the Open World Leadership Center.  The delegates are being hosted for their 8 day stay in America by the White Bear Lake Rotary Club in White Bear Lake, MN.

Be Part of the Show

Rotary Club Radio invites the members of the St. Croix Falls Rotary Club and other interested person to attend the show.  If you would like to be a part of the audience, please come to the St. Croix Falls Library on February 8th – the show starts at 10 AM. Space is limited, so please RSVP by emailing: kirk(at)rotaryclubradio.com

The show will be broadcast live on our website, so you if you prefer, you can watch the program at www.RotaryClubRadio.com.  If you miss the show, don’t worry – we’ll post the replay.

The Delegates

The delegates are all educators, with an emphasis on Special Education.  During their stay in America, they will experience a wide variety of both cultural and educational learning experiences.  They will arrive in Minneapolis/St. Paul on February 3 and depart on February 11th with a greater understanding of American culture and experiences.

Some of the activities they will take part in are:

  • Minnesota ‘Special’ Ice Hockey Game
  • Super Bowl Party
  • Multiple School Tours
  • College Tour
  • Rotary Clubs
  • Golf day with Disable War Veterans
  • Feed My Starving Children Packing
  • Hiking Interstate Park
  • NHL Hockey Game – MN Wild
  • MN Supreme Court Visit
  • MN State Capitol Tour

Meet the Delegates:

  • Yevgeniya Cherepovskaya – Facilitator
  • Zoya Berdnikova
  • Larisa Falkovskaya
  • Yuliya Vitalyevna
  • Yelena Levina
  • Olesya Romanova

Delegates will speak at the St. Croix Falls Rotary Club

After the live Rotary Club Radio broadcast, the delegates will be escorted over to the St. Croix Falls Rotary Club meeting for a delicious lunch at the Dalles House Restaurant.  They will also be speaking to the club about their experiences in Russia and the United States over the last week.

Due to the number of Members & visitors on February 8th – if you are interested in visiting the club, please email rotary@scfrotary.org.

Watch Live Here @ 10 AM CST – Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

If you didn’t catch the live show, you can watch it here or download the audio on the website or from iTunes!

Thanks for listening to Rotary Club Radio.

Kirk

postheadericon Rotary clubs worldwide meet US$200 million fundraising challenge

Rotary International has succeeded in meeting the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s US$200 million match in funding for polio eradication, raising more than $202.6 million as of 17 January.

“We’ll celebrate this milestone, but it doesn’t mean that we’ll stop raising money or spreading the word about polio eradication,” Rotary Foundation Trustee John F. Germ told Rotary leaders at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA. “We can’t stop until our entire world is certified as polio-free.”

The fundraising milestone was reached in response to $355 million in challenge grants awarded to The Rotary Foundation by the Gates Foundation. All funds have been earmarked to support polio immunization activities in affected countries where the vaccine-preventable disease continues to paralyze children.

“In recognition of Rotary’s great work, and to inspire Rotarians in the future, the [Gates] foundation is committing an additional $50 million to extend our partnership,” said Jeff Raikes, chief executive officer of the Gates Foundation. “Rotary started the global fight against polio, and continues to set the tone for private fundraising, grassroots engagement, and maintaining polio at the top of the agenda with key policymakers.” Raikes also addressed Rotary leaders at the International Assembly.

The new $50 million grant from the Gates Foundation is not a challenge grant.

Since 1988, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99 percent, from about 350,000 cases annually to fewer than 650 cases reported so far for 2011. The wild poliovirus is now endemic in only four countries: Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan. However, India on 13 January marked a full calendar year without a case, paving the way for its removal from the endemic list.

But other countries also remain at risk for polio cases imported from the endemic countries. In Africa in 2011, Chad and the Democratic Republic of the Congo had significant outbreaks. Also in 2011, a small cluster of polio cases in China, which had been polio-free for a decade, was traced to Pakistan.

Rotary club members not only reached into their own pockets to support the Gates challenge, but also engaged their communities in a variety of creative fundraising projects, such as a fashion show in California that raised $52,000, benefit film screenings in New Zealand and Australia that netted $54,000, and a pledge-supported hike through Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, that brought in $38,000. Many events were planned around 24 October, widely observed as World Polio Day.

To date, Rotarians worldwide have contributed more than $1 billion toward the eradication of polio, a cause Rotary took on in 1985. In 1988, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joined Rotary as spearheading partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. More recently, the Gates Foundation has become a major supporter. In 2007, the Gates Foundation gave Rotary a $100 million challenge grant for polio eradication, increasing it to $355 million in 2009. Rotary agreed to raise $200 million in matching funds by 30 June 2012.

Reaching children with the oral polio vaccine in the disease’s remaining strongholds is labor- and resource-intensive due to a host of challenges, including poor infrastructure, geographical isolation, armed conflict, and cultural misunderstanding about the eradication campaign.

For more information: Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio

postheadericon 027 Rotary Club Radio Interview with Ray Menard from Cheetah Development

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Rotary Updates

District 5960 is excited to initiate ‘200 Videos in 200 Days’ – a Public Relations project that seeks to spread the message of Rotary using the power of video and social media!  here is an example from the St. Croix Falls (WI) Rotary Club.

You’re Invited to Attend!

The 10th Foundation Celebration: “Embracing Humanity Through The Rotary Foundation”

Location: Prom Center in Oakdale, MN
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2011
Time: 6:00 –9:00 pm
The featured speaker will be Past Rotary International President Wilf Wilkinson from the Rotary Club of Trenton, Ontario, Canada – he is currently the Chair-Elect of  Board of Trustees of The Rotary Foundation

There will be a Special Presentation on the National Immunization Day for Polio in India.  Proceeds from this event will benefit the Polio Eradication Fund and Annual Programs Fund of The Rotary Foundation.

Registration is required, so don’t wait to sign up for this exciting event!

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Ray Menard is the Founder, CEO, and Executive Director of Cheetah Development.

  • Has been in Tanzania since 2008.
  • ¾ time in Tanzania
  • Comes home to find investors & donors.
  • 5 business in Tanzania that are a sustainable model for other relief organizations.

Joined by Angela Eiferts – Past President of Twin Cities Rotaract Club, former Fast For Hope delegate to Nicaragua, and a Group Study Exchange recipient to India in 2009.

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postheadericon 022 Rotary Club Radio – Fundraising Ideas for your Club

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Humanity in Motion



Rotary Minute

A special note that Thursday, June 23, 2011 is the installation of District 5960’s next District Governor, Judy Freund in beautiful Historic Hudson, Wisconsin. The celebration will include an evening of culture and Service Above Self!

Judy is a life-long educator who is committed to supporting international education in the schools. She received her bachelor’s degree in Broad Area Social Studies from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and her Masters in Curriculum and Doctorate in Education Leadership from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

In addition, Judy has served as president of the Hudson Daybreak Club in 2002-2003, is the co-chair of the Social Concerns Committee at St. Patrick’s Church in Hudson, and is active in local community sustainability efforts. The opportunity to serve as District Governor extends the interest in involvements that highlight service and the opportunity to make a difference.

Rotary Club Radio looks forward to having Governor Judy on with very soon, but for now I’d like to say welcome and congratulations on your new position in Rotary District 5960.

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Today on Rotary Club Radio, I want to talk about Fundraising.  Rotary Clubs love to provide service and opportunity to serve, but many times the projects that would best serve the community are costly.  Not just in time and effort, but many time in dollars.  Rotary Club’s around the world have found unique ways to raise funds to bring in the necessary financial support to complete the humanitarian projects that are so important in thousands of cites all over the world.

So the question is, How Does Your Club Raise Money?

Today I want to focus on a few clubs within District 5960 and what they are doing to raise funds for their clubs and give you an opportunity to 1. participate in the efforts and 2. share your unique fundraising ideas with Rotary Club Radio.

Roseville Rotary Club  – 4th Annual “Taste of Rose Fest”

Why:

As stated on their website: “This event is the backbone of our funding for all the good work Roseville Rotary does in this community and throughout the world,” said Roseville Rotary President Loren Anderson.

An example of some of the projects they’ve funded…

Ready! Set! Read! – an award-winning early childhood literacy program; Bridging; Roseville Area Senior Program; Rotary Woods in Central Park; STRIVE – a mentoring and scholarship program for high school seniors; Polio Plus – Rotary’s worldwide effort to eradicate polio; Kids Voting; Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts; NW Youth & Family Services; school, hospital and water projects in Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Haiti; Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly; and many more.

This event is schedule for Thursday evening, June 30, 2011, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

There will be 27 food tasting and wine stations from approximately 20 area businesses will be located at the Central Park Arboretum and Rotary Woods at the Dale Street park entrance between County Roads C and B2.

It is a unique opportunity for discriminating diners to sample and compare some of the finest food dishes and wines local area restaurants have to offer.

When that happens everybody wins. Please join us.

Described as an upscale “ticketed” wine and food sampling event with entertainment and silent auction. Opportunities for restaurateurs to tempt new customers. Opportunities for sponsors to exhibit community pride and gain exposure. Last year we served more than 650 attendees.

Summary

The goal of Rotary is give take our support, time and talents and put them back into our community.  Help us make a difference and have lots of fun doing it.  I see this as a great way to both raise funds and connect with the community in a meaningful way.  Great Job!  Congratulations to the Roseville Rotary Club on creating this an amazing event and I hope that if you’re in the district, you’ll go to www.tasteofrosefest.org and find out more.

St. Croix Falls, Hudson Day Break, and St. Croix Rotaract Club Car Raffle

The 2011 Rotary Raffle, which features a 2011 Ford Mustang or $15,000 in cash as the Grand Prize and a Fox 50 Scooter as the 2nd prize, is a collaborative effort between 3 clubs.  The car and scooter are transported to different events around the area – county fairs, parades, festivals, carnivals, etc. and tickets are sold up until a the drawing which will be held at the Wings and Wheels Festival on September 11, 2011 at 4pm at Mill Pond Park in Oseola, WI

Sometimes it can be tough collaborating with multiple clubs, but if your club can do it, there are great opportunities for successful fundraising.

Now both the Roseville Rotary Club and the St. Croix Falls/Hudson Daybreak Rotary Club took the time to explain why they are raising funds and how to get involved.

If you’d like to purchase a ticket for this Raffle, you can contact someone from the St. Croix Falls, Hudson Day Break, or St. Croix Rotaract Clubs or go to scfRotary.org for more information.

If your Rotary Club has a fundraising idea or a successful fundraiser you’d like to share or if you would like to use Rotary Club Radio as a way to promote your fundraiser to District 5960 and all the listeners around the world, go to RotaryClubRaido.com and click “Submit a Story” to tell us about it.

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postheadericon 020 Rotary Club Radio – Tuscaloosa Rotary Club – Tornado’s Fury

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Rotary Minute

For more information on erraticating Polio, visit: www.Rotary.org/EndPolio

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On April 27, 2011, around 200 tornado’s blew across the southern portion of the United States. These storms raged across 6 states killing over 300 people.

Tuscaloosa, AL, home of 2 Rotary Clubs, had about 1/7 of their city destroyed by the EF5 tornado that ripped a 6 mile path of destruction through its streets.  The tornado is estimated to be have been up to 1 mile wide at times and had sustained winds of over 200 mph.

Note: According to The Chronicle:

  • About 350 people have been confirmed dead across the country as a result of tornado activity last week.
  • Authorities are still sifting through the rubble after an 80 mile (129km) long, 1.5 mile (2.4km) tornado tore through Tuscaloosa — the worst hit location.
  • About 5000 structures have been damaged and 13,000 people affected in a city with a population of 98,000.

With only about 24 minutes notice, the population of Tuscaloosa had little time to prepare for the tornado and once it was over, they were left with over 5,000 structures (homes, businesses, and buildings) destroyed, 41 deaths, with 60 people still missing.

According to today’s guest, the Tuscaloosa Red Cross and Salvation Army Headquarters were destroyed as well as the Boys and Girls club.

Here is the video of the Arial view of the damage!

Valuable Links:

Opportunity to Give!

United Way of Western Alabama
c/o – Tornado Relief
PO Box 2291
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403

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postheadericon 019 Rotary Club Radio – Paul Mooty – Polio Eradication

 

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Rotary Minute

On April 27, 2011, over 160 tornado’s blew across the southern portion of the United States.  These storms raged across 6 states killing 290 people.

  • Alabama – 204 fatalities
  • Mississippi – 33 fatalities
  • Tennessee – 33 fatalities
  • Georgia – 14 fatalities
  • Virgina – 5 fatalities
  • Kentucky – 1 fatality

Alabama was the hardest hit with 204 fatalities, the tornado that ripped through Tuscaloosa – Home of the the University of Alabama – was thought to be over 1 mile wide and over 200 mph.  Early estimates are that it was an EF5 tornado.

According to news sources, people were given about 24 minutes notice to prepare for the tornado’s, but the combination of the size of the twisters and the magnitude of power behind them, most structures were completely destroyed; nothing was left.

Rotary Club Radio has reached out to both of the Rotary Club of Tuscaloosa, in hopes of hearing more about the recovery efforts and how our community might support them.

You can visit their websites to send them well wishes as well.

Here is a video from Tuscaloosa News

Here is another Video from ABC News

Featured Segment

019 Rotary Club Radio – Paul Mooty – Polio Eradication


Our special guest is Paul Mooty from the Edina, MN Rotary Club.  Paul wrote a case study on the success of Polio Eradication for the Center for Integrative Leadership – through the Carlson School of Management & Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. 

Paul details Rotary’s history with Polio and how Rotary became known for involvement in Polio Eradication.  Although many people know of Rotary’s involvement, they don’t all know the story behind it.  You may be surprised!

Links:

www.edinarotary.org

www.Rotary5960.org

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