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News from Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI), a region with some 50,000 Rotarians and covering the United Kingdom and Ireland.

  1. Paralympian and polio survivor Ade Adepitan, TV presenters Konnie Huq and Julia Roberts, also a polio survivor, are joining members of the public and Rotarians for a mass planting of 50,000 purple crocuses at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The event has been organised by Rotary to mark World Polio Day (24th October 2017). Later in Read more >
  2. It has been a memorable few months for several of Britain’s talented stars with a Rotary link on the track, in the pool and on the tennis court. What a sensational summer of sport it has been for a proud collection of Rotary-inspired sportsmen and women. A year ago, Rotary clubs in East Anglia rallied Read more >
  3. More than half a million Rohingya people are facing fresh perils living in makeshift camps in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh where the coming cyclone season threatens to wash away their flimsy plastic shelters. Rotarian Liz Odell is currently working in Bangladesh as a response volunteer with the charity ShelterBox. “Conditions are dire, with most people Read more >
  4. By Will McInerney, Rotary Peace Scholar Saturday 28th October will see the Annual Bill Huntley Memorial Peace Seminar take place at the University of Bradford. Will McInerney is an American Rotary Peace Scholar and part of the 2016/17 cohort who will be presenting the Seminar. The theme for this year is ‘Paths to Peace’ and Read more >
  5. An inspirational true story of polio, paralysis and love without limits is hitting the big screens this month – and you can see the film before its full release at four Rotary charity screenings. Breathe follows adventurous and charismatic Robin Cavendish, played by Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge, Silence), who has his whole life ahead of Read more >
  6. Scottish Rotarian Jean Best will be honoured in Geneva next month as part of the Rotary Day at the United Nations. Jean, a member of the Rotary Club of Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway, leads a peace project designed to teach teenagers conflict resolution skills. These can be used to create peace-related service projects in Read more >