Rotary UN Day 2013 (Aired on AM on Dec.13 & on FM on Dec.15)

L-R: Louis Turpin, RI President Ron Burton, Larry Palant

L-R: Louis Turpin, RI President Ron Burton, Larry Palant

Rotary Day at the United Nations celebrates the important role Rotary had in founding the UN and the continuing relationship. Each year on Rotary UN Day, RadioRotary hosts attend and record interviews with attendees. This year the interviews included Freddie Lee Kaplan discussing the Gift of Life, which is the second largest Rotary Foundation program (after PolioPlus). Gift of Life works to fix congenital heart disorders in children from all over the world. Rotarian Lou Turpin describes ShelterBox, an international effort allied with Rotary that brings shelter and necessities to people facing disasters, whether storms, earthquakes, floods, or other calamities. Todd Horvath discusses a program that brings free prosthetic hands that can grip objects and that resemble real hands; more than 16,000 have been helped with these hands. On a more local level, Jaina Diaz-Kelly and Michelle Eggink tell about how the Rotarian youth organization Interact has changed their lives and helped their communities, while District 7210 Governor (2013-14) Drew Kessler explains why a person should consider joining Rotary.

Learn More:
Gift of Life
Ellen Meadows Prosthetic Hand Foundation (EMPHF)
ShelterBox
Interact Clubs
Rotary District 7210

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