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Rotary Club of Hendon Zoom fundraising event in support of Mary Franca Orphanage in Imo State, Nigeria.

Rotary Club of Hendon Zoom fundraising event in support of Mary Franca Orphanage in Imo State, Nigeria.

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On Sunday 21st March 2021, Rotary Club of Hendon hosted a Zoom fundraising event in support of Mary Franca Orphanage in Imo State, Nigeria. Special attraction was Steve Price, one of the UK's well established magicians. He gave thrilling performances on the night. Our President, Charlyn Duru, organised a very successful event supported by other members of the club and, hosted by our very own Michelle Adeyinka. Special guests included the current District Governor of District 1130, Francis Uwaechi and the president and members of Rotary Club of Owerri District 9142. The fundraiser was eventful an enjoyable with attendees from all over the world. We raised in excess of £6,000!!!!! We take this opportunity to thank all those who attended this exciting event and pledged support for the Orphanage. Others…
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Rotary Club of Hendon celebrates organization’s 116th birthday

Rotary Club of Hendon celebrates organization’s 116th birthday

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On this day in 1905, Rotary International was formed, and Rotary in Hendon are demonstrating the values on which the organisation was founded, 116 years on. 23rd February each year marks ‘Rotary Day’, which in 2021 is 116 years since the formation of Rotary International by Chicago-based lawyer, Paul Harris. With 1.2 million members in over 35,000 clubs in over 200 countries, Rotary is not only one of the oldest, but also one of the world’s largest and most successful membership and humanitarian service organisations. Rotary, which started out as a professional networking organisation, quickly turned their vision to humanitarian service, with members and clubs having a long track record of addressing challenges in their communities and around the world. That vision endures today, with the organisation committed to tackling…
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Rotarian Tunji Funsho named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the world

Rotarian Tunji Funsho named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the world

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Dr. Tunji Funsho, chair of Rotary’s Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee, joins 100 pioneers, artists, leaders, icons, and titans as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People. TIME announced its 2020 honorees during a 22 September television broadcast on ABC, recognizing Funsho for his instrumental leadership and work with Rotary members and partners to achieve the eradication of wild polio in the African region. He is the first Rotary member to receive this honor for work toward eradicating polio. A Rotarian for 35 years, Funsho is a member of the Rotary Club of Lekki, Nigeria, past governor of District 9110, and serves on Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee. Funsho is a cardiologist and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria with his wife Aisha. They have four children; Habeeb,…
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It is official: WHO has declared the Africa region polio free

It is official: WHO has declared the Africa region polio free

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Today, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Africa region, has officially certified free from wild poliovirus, signifying a major milestone in the battle to eradicate the disease worldwide. This certification has come four years after Nigeria, the last polio-endemic country in Africa, recorded its final case of wild polio and is an incredible public health achievement for Rotary members, the African region, and Rotary’s partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). This progress is the result of a decades-long effort across the 47 countries which make up the WHO’s African region and now means that five of the six WHO regions, which represent 90% of the world’s population, will be free of polio. Efforts to get to this momentous stage have involved millions of health workers traveling by foot, boat,…
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Diabetic Rotarians need to take extra caution during COVID-19

Diabetic Rotarians need to take extra caution during COVID-19

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Checking sugar. Pregnant woman in a yellow dress sitting in the kitchen and controlling her blood sugar by herself. The COVID-19 pandemic have devastated lives around the world, affecting many families and hundreds of thousands who have lost their lives. Pandemic information from around the world has shown that diabetes and prediabetes, among others, are the leading pre-existing, underlying conditions that have experienced severe to mortality reactions from the COVID-19 virus. Diabetes is a chronic metabolic condition which causes high blood sugar levels. In general, infectious diseases such as COVID-19 are more series for people with diabetes. Pandemic information from around the world has shown that diabetes and prediabetes, among others, are the leading pre-existing, underlying conditions that have experienced severe to mortality reactions from the COVID-19 virus.” When diabetics…
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Rotary International Convention goes virtual

Rotary International Convention goes virtual

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The Rotary International Convention was to have taken place in Hawaii from June 6th to 10th, but was cancelled last March amid the spread of COVID-19. In its place, Rotary International has announced plans for a Rotary International Virtual Convention, running from June 20th until June 26th. More than 20,000 Rotarians from across the world, many from Great Britain & Ireland, should have been in Hawaii this week. However, the Rotary International Convention fell the way of all major events this summer because of the global pandemic. Rotary International said at the time of the cancellation: “As a global organisation that values bringing people together to create meaningful connections and positive change in communities throughout the world, our decision to cancel our convention is a profound disappointment. “We also recognize…
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