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A nurse fights for peaceIn a nation once wracked by civil war, Liberian Rotarian Elizabeth Sele Mulbah has spent much of her life leading efforts for peace and reconciliation.A past president (2011-12) of the Rotary Club of Sinkor, Mulbah has a remarkable
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As thousands of refugees streamed into Berlin, they strained the health care system. Rotarian and physician Pia Skarabis-Querfeld spent the last three years building a network of volunteer doctors to help those in
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Rotary helps wildfire victims Rotary clubs and the Rotary Foundation are helping victims of deadly wildfires in
Rotary members from Durango, Colorado, USA, team with the Navajo Nation to bring solar lights to remote, off-the-grid homes on the country’s largest Native American
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will present the first ever Rotary Champions of Change Awards at a prestigious ceremony in June. In recognition of the tremendous work done by Rotarians in Great Britain and Ireland, the Secretary of State for Scotland has made the facilities of the Scotland Office, Dover House in Whitehall, available for the event on June 25th.
From nominations put forward by the Rotary district governors, 12 Rotarians will be selected to attend the event, along with their local MP.
In a world competing for volunteers and volunteer hours, it is more important than ever to recognise unsung heroes. Rotarians work tirelessly to champion change, do good and enhance lives by their initiatives. There are many who do just that — the quiet ones, the industrious ones and the imaginative ones — many of whom until now have gone unrecognised.
The categories for nomination are:
For outstanding volunteer work, primarily focused on addressing humanitarian concerns within Great Britain and Ireland.
For outstanding volunteer work primarily focused on addressing international humanitarian challenges outside Great Britain and Ireland.
Nominations close on Thursday May 22, after which the selection panel will identify the final recipients who will be invited to Dover House to receive their awards.
RIBI President Nan McCreadie said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to recognise Rotarians who give their time and talents to help communities at a time when they need it most. Rotarians come from all walks of life, they are men and women who want to make a difference.”