Rotary International Convention From Atlanta GA (Aired on February 3rd & 4th, 2018) Show # 10

Once again RadioRotary brings listeners interviews with Rotarians attending the Convention who describe the Rotary programs that have brought them to Atlanta.  Regular listeners to RadioRotary know about ShelterBox, but in this program they learn new ways the ShelterBox teams are helping disaster victim around the world. Also, listeners are probably familiar with Rotary’s role in polio eradication, but there is also a Rotarian Action Group (RAG) that helps survivors of polio, including those whose symptoms return many years afterward. Health professionals of all types can be part of the Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors and Health Professionals, which provides opportunities to help solve medical problems for disadvantaged people everywhere. Youth Exchange includes other Rotary programs, notably the one-school-year exchange of high-school students, part of Rotary’s goal of promoting peace.
Learn more:
ShelterBox:
Rotary Action Group for Polio Survivors and Associates:
Rotarian Action Groups
Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors and Health Professionals:
 Rotary Fellowships
Rotary Youth Exchange Programs
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Rotary International Convention In Atlanta Georgia Show # 7 (Aired on December 16th and 17th 2017)

Atlanta 2017 Rotary Convention, part 7 (Aired on December 16 & 17, 2017)
Continuing its broadcasts from the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta,
RadioRotary Co-Hosts Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O’Conner interview representatives of several of the many exhibits featured at the Convention. “The One” Rotary Action Group presents an award of $100,000 to the International Humanitarian of the year along with $50,000 each to two runners-up, enabling these humanitarians to increase their work with the poor of the world. One effort to help the poor is Project Peanut Butter, which uses Rotary grants to manufacture and supply a specially formatted peanut butter that saves the lives of starving children, primarily in Africa. Another Rotary Action Group specializes in preventing blindness through improving maternal health, cataract surgery, and detection of macular degeneration. The “I Can Read” songs are taught to pre-school children, providing an easy way to learn reading easy, high-frequency words. Rotary volunteers staff the Wheelchair Foundation, which provides new and refurbished devices to give mobility to the disabled.
Learn more:
The One: International Humanitarian Award
Project Peanut Butter
Rotary Action Group for Blindness Prevention:
“I Can Read” Songs”
Wheelchair Foundation UK
Rotary Action Groups
Rotary Foundation Grant Programs

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Rotary International Convention in Atlanta Georgia Show # 6 (Aired on December 2 and December 3rd 2017)

Atlanta 2017 Rotary Convention, part 6 (Aired on December 2 & 3, 2017)
Regular hosts Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O’Connell along with producer Kathy Kruger and visiting host Dave Kruger interview some of the fascinating people at the Convention about their important projects related to the goals of the Rotary Foundation.

One of the many Rotary Action Groups is “Stop Mothers Dying,” a Collaborative Action in lowering Maternity Encountered Deaths (CALMED). This program helps physicians, nurses, and midwives learn to anticipate problems of childbirth. It is not just the mothers who are saved in Third World countries, since maternal deaths have been on the rise in the United States as well. Another Rotary-related group discussed is taking African women .sex workers, giving them sewing machines, and making them into entrepreneurs,  producing shirts that are sold at Rotary conventions. Although not a Rotary program per se., the Gift of Life, which supplies hope to children with heart disease through pediatric cardiology, also was represented at the Convention. For literacy, the program Books for Africa, provides donated books by the container load to nearly every nation in Africa.
Learn more:
Rotary Action Group: Stop Mothers Dying
Rotary Shirts from Zambia
The Gift of Life
Books for Africa

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Rotary International Convention in Atlanta Georgia #5 (Aired on November 18th and November 19th 2017)

Atlanta 2017 Rotary Convention, part 5 (Aired on November 18 & 19, 2017)
Another fascinating report from the 2017 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
This time RadioRotary interviews Rotarian Bill Philpotts (Fredericksburg Morning Club) on the project “It Takes a Toilet,” which brings girl’s toilet facilities to India; Rotarian Dr. Subrahmanyam Ganesh (Methyr Tydfil) Club) who tells about the inexpensive prosthetic known as the Jaipur Limb; Rotarian David C. Forward
(Medford Sunrise Club) on the hundredth anniversary of The Rotary Foundation; Rotarian Ellen Haggerty (Pleasant Valley NY Club) about her project for improving hearing and its success in bringing captioning to the Convention; Artist Ashley Spitsnogle, who draws and sometimes is Josh the Otter, working to prevent child drowning and Regional Director of The Dollywood Foundation Pam Hunsaker, who tells about the Imagination Library that brings free books to preschooler

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Learn more:
Rotary District 5840
Fredericksburg Morning Rotary
Rotary Jaipur Limb
Jaipur Foot
Medford Sunrise Club
Pleasant Valley Rotary Facebook
Josh The Otter Water Safety and Awareness
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

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