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Posted by Ed Murphy
The Rotary Club of Tigard welcomes you to its website. This website is here to inform our visitors about the history, mission and work of Rotary Club of Tigard, Oregon and Rotary International. If you would like more information about becoming a member of the Tigard Rotary Club, please contact our Membership Services Chairperson, Jan Richardson, at 503-703-3738 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or just send us a note expressing your interest. Mail to: Rotary Club of Tigard, PO Box 23491, Tigard, Oregon 97281-3491. You are also welcome to contact our President, Steve Schmitt, at email@example.com. Thank-you for your interest.
Posted by Steve Schmitt
Interested in Rotary? The Tigard Rotary Club invites you to check us out. Come to one of our lunch meetings, or contact me, Steve Schmitt, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Lunches are $17.00 if paid with cash or check or $17.50 if paid with a credit or debit card. - President Steve Schmitt.
Following is a short video about what Rotary is all about:
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by Ed Murphy
Incoming President Rob Musante introduced the new banner and theme for 2015-16, "Be a gift to the world". He said Rotary has been a gift to this community, and noted that it is phenomenal what a small group of Rotarians can do in a community. He says he has a wonderful Board of Directors, including some newer members who bring new energy and talents to the Board. He thanked his parents, who were in attendance, for instilling in him the desire to help people. He also thanked his wife, Mary Alice, and his son Gabriel, for "the time he won't be able to give them this year". (Gab responded to that remark by shouting out "I'm fine!"). Rob's term of office starts on July 1st, 2015. Let's all give Rob our full support this next year to ensure that the Tigard Rotary Club is indeed a gift to the world.
by Ed Murphy
Our Inbound Exchange Student, Honoka Suzuki, left for Japan early in the morning on July 19th. Ed Murphy, Youth Exchange Officer for the Club, saw her off at the airport, as did her host parents, Joshua and Lily Waldman, and one of her host dads, Ben Price. Besides Joshua and Lily Waldman and Ben and Heidi Price, Honoka was hosted by Bob and Carol Akamian, and for a short stay, by Mike and Melody Stone.
Speaking of host families, our Inbound Student from Austria, Ana Marie Gombas, now has a first host family. They are Jim, Gretchen, Lukas and Rebekah Dumestre.
Special thanks to all of the host families. The Rotary Youth Exchange Program would not be possible without them.
Early cancer detection is saving lives in Sri Lanka
More than 20,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed every year in Sri Lanka, and many of them prove fatal. The Rotary Club of Colombo, Sri Lanka, set out 10 years ago to save some of those lives by establishing the Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Centre. In partnership with the National Cancer Control Programme and the Ministry of Health, the center in Colombo has screened more than 35,000 patients, mostly low-income, and detected more than 7,500 cases of abnormalities that required further investigation. The Rotary Club of Birmingham, Alabama, USA, donated a mammography and ultrasound...
Visit our new Member Center
As a member of Rotary, you’re part of a global network of community volunteers who are making a positive difference. Visit the new Member Center to access the many benefits and resources available to you, including: Rotary Global Rewards, our brand-new member benefits program featuring discounts on travel, hotels, dining, and entertainment Rotary publications and products, licensed vendors, mobile apps, and online tools Awards and donor recognition opportunities Rotary International Convention, our biggest event of the year The Rotarian, the official magazine of Rotary Share the benefits of...
Rotary releases $40.3 million for polio immunization activities
Rotary is releasing $40.3 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, three countries where the disease has never been stopped. The funds will help build on gains Rotary and its partners have been making in the fight to eradicate polio. Nigeria hasn’t seen a polio case since 24 July and the World Health Organization could remove it from the list of polio-endemic countries as soon as September if no cases are reported. Nigeria would have to go another two years without a case to be certified polio-free. But the...
Knocking down language barriers
Before the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Russian was the predominant second language offered in Polish schools, leaving tens of thousands of Polish emigrants without the English skills they needed. That has changed over the last 25 years. English proficiency drastically improved after the government reformed its education system in 1991. The country overhauled its teaching curriculum and materials and introduced English as the primary foreign language. As of 2013, Poland ranks 8th in the world in English proficiency. However, one segment of the population isn’t reaping...
Member benefits program unveiled as convention draws to a close
RI President-elect K.R. Ravindran introduced a member benefits program at the 9 June closing session of the 2015 Rotary International Convention, saying that many more hands are needed to continue Rotary’s work around the world. The program, Rotary Global Rewards, aims to boost membership and enhance member satisfaction. It will debut on 1 July. “This innovative new program will allow Rotary members to connect with hundreds of businesses and service providers from around the world -- and that number is growing,” said Ravindran. “These establishments will offer Rotarians discounts and...