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Rotary Doing Good in the World - a presentation for Bolton University 18 June 2014

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A presentation outlining Rotary's impact on Health & Wellbeing given by Kevin Walsh in from Rotary Cumbria & Lancashire provided under the auspices of the national Forum for Health & Wellbeing.

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Rotary Doing Good in the World - a presentation for Bolton University 18 June 2014

  1. 1. Raising Awareness of Rotary Rotary - The beginning Doing Good in the World It all began in 1905 when Paul Harris, a Chicago Attorney, formed the Rotary Club of Chicago where professionals from diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful and lifelong relationships
  2. 2. Raising Awareness of Rotary Rotary - The beginning Doing Good in the World it wasn’t long before the Club decided to include Charitable work in their activities and amongst the first project was the provision of public toilets in downtown Chicago. Rotary’s impact on Health and Wellbeing is well grounded.
  3. 3. Raising Awareness of Rotary Rotary throughout the World Almost 1.2m people in 34,000 Clubs Doing Good in the World Rotary is now in every corner of the world
  4. 4. Raising Awareness of Rotary Rotary in the North West Doing Good in the WorldHere in the NW of England we have Clubs in most of our Cities and Towns
  5. 5. Raising Awareness of Rotary Rotary in Cumbria & Lancashire District 1190 Doing Good in the WorldIn Cumbria & Lancashire, District 1190, we presently have 71 Clubs
  6. 6. Raising Awareness of Rotary We encourage and foster the ideal of service; – Friendship as an opportunity for service; – High ethical standards in business and professions; – The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s life; Doing Good in the World Rotary is based on a number of basic principles including the “Ideal of Service”
  7. 7. Raising Awareness of Rotary We encourage and foster the ideal of service; – The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. Doing Good in the World
  8. 8. Raising Awareness of Rotary Of the things we think, say or do; 1. Is it the TRUTH? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? Doing Good in the World Rotarians also try and ensure that they follow an ethical path
  9. 9. Raising Awareness of Rotary We tend to direct our efforts in six areas to enhance our local and global impact. • Promoting peace • Fighting disease • Providing clean water • Saving mothers and children • Supporting education • Growing local economies Doing Good in the World Our Humanitarian Activity is focused in 6 ways
  10. 10. Supporting Health & Well Being Doing Good in the World Our strategic health focus is the eradication of Polio from the world
  11. 11. Supporting Health & Well Being Doing Good in the World We started this work in 1984 and with many partners including the Gates Foundation we are close to finishing the job
  12. 12. Supporting Health & Well Being Feb 2010 Bangalore Doing Good in the World Rotarian throughout the world have been involved in awareness raising
  13. 13. Raising Awareness of Polio October 2013 Doing Good in the World We have also raised funds for the campaign and have helped immunise more the 2 billion children in 122 countries
  14. 14. Raising Awareness of Polio World Polio Day 24th October 2013 Doing Good in the World We engage with our local communities to help us wherever we can
  15. 15. Raising Awareness of Polio January 2014 Doing Good in the World And advocate for everyone to help us rid the world of this horrible disease
  16. 16. Raising Awareness of Rotary We tend to direct our efforts in six areas to enhance our local and global impact. • Promoting peace • Fighting disease • Providing clean water • Saving mothers and children • Supporting education • Growing local economies Doing Good in the World Here are some examples of activities funded by Rotary
  17. 17. Rotary Doing Good in Communities Economic / Community Development Doing Good in the World Coffee growers in Coche, Ethiopia are part of a Micro credit scheme developed by the Rotary Club of Keswick. It helps them become more independent and has encouraged the development of Fair-trade status for their crops
  18. 18. Rotary Doing Good in Communities Education & Literacy Doing Good in the World A School bus for disabled Children in Mangalore Rotarians in Mysore run this school in the city Children in a rural school in Cumbria, England receive First Aid and CPR training as part of a Rotary funded project.
  19. 19. Rotary Doing Good in Communities Healthy Mothers & Children Doing Good in the World Children get a simple check up and health advice and mothers get the opportunity for post natal care
  20. 20. Rotary Doing Good in Communities “Water from Eden” in Mali - Before Doing Good in the World The provision of accessible, potable, water is critical issue in many areas of the world
  21. 21. Rotary Doing Good in Communities “Water from Eden” in Mali - After Doing Good in the World Rotarians working together across continents can bring fresh water from a tap
  22. 22. Rotary Doing Good in Communities Sanitation in Eshowe Doing Good in the World We can also provide improved sanitation to schools allowing children, especially girls, to attend school without embarrassment on a regular basis
  23. 23. Rotary Doing Good in Communities Health Centres and Camps Doing Good in the WorldIn India many clubs fund and run a wide range of health clinics and in the NW of England we are increasingly holding Community Health Fairs (Melas) to encourage people to have a ”check up”
  24. 24. Rotary Doing Good in Communities Peace and Reconciliation Doing Good in the World Rotary International is a member of the UNESCO and was instrumental in helping set up the UN in the first place. We now have a number of universities around the world providing Rotary funded Peace Fellowships, adding to a growing number of activists for Peace throughout the world.
  25. 25. Rotary in Your Community Doing Good in the World We pride ourselves in being for our Communities and are striving to be fully representative of the Communities within which we live, work and play.
  26. 26. Rotary Doing Good in Communities August 2013 Doing Good in the World In June 2014, District 1190 were successful in obtaining grant from our Rotary Foundation to support the provision of Community based Defibrillators. The project also included funding for equipment for our Search & Rescue Teams
  27. 27. Rotary Doing Good in Communities Community Health Mela’s / Fairs We are also going to increase the number of Community Health Melas / Fairs in some of the more deprived areas of our region
  28. 28. Our Rotary Foundation The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. Doing Good in the World Much of what we do is supported by our own international charity – The Rotary Foundation
  29. 29. Our Rotary Foundation • Helps fund our humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives. • Leads the charge on worldwide Rotary campaigns such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. • Rotarians and friends of Rotary support the Foundation’s work through voluntary contributions. Doing Good in the World
  30. 30. In Summary Doing Good in the World We aim to support people with their basic needs, safety and security and then work with them to build their self esteem to ensure they have a sustainable future.
  31. 31. In Summary Doing Good in the World

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