Rotary International Convention in Toronto Canada (Aired on July 7 and July 8th 2018)

Toronto Rotary International Convention, Part 1 (Aired on July 7 and 8, 2018)

Each year RadioRotary takes its microphone to the Rotary International Convention, which in 2018 is in Toronto, Ontario. Some 24,000 Rotarians are in attendance and RadioRotary gets as many of the great stories as it can. One of the interviews in this show is with Ellen Haggerty, a Pleasant Valley Rotarian whose mission to improve hearing and make life easier for those who are hearing impaired takes her all over the world. Her organization, Rotarians for Hearing, is one of the many Rotary Action Groups, or RAGs, that deal with specific issues.  Another interview concerts a different RAG, this one uniting Rotarians around the world to help prevent opioid addiction as well as other forms of  addiction.  Disaster Aid USA is not a RAG, but instead is a club-based Rotary project that started with a Bethesda, MD, Rotary Club, but now has chapters in clubs all over the US and sister organizations in Europe and Southeast Asia. One of the highlights of the RadioRotary interviews at the International Convention is the interview with the new president of Rotary International; fir 2018-19, it is Barry Rassin from the Rotary Club of East Nassau in the Bahamas.
Learn more:
Rotarians for Hearing: Rotarian Action Group:

Rotarian Action Group: Addiction Prevention:
Disaster Aid USA:
Barry Rassin, 2018-19 Rotary International President:
Rotary International:

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Rotary International Convention From Atlanta Georgia (Aired on February 17 and February 18, 2018)

Atlanta 2017 Rotary Convention, part 11 (Aired on February 17 & 18, 2018)

Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O’Connell, and Kathy Kruger interview several of the Rotarians bringing their projects furthering the goals of the Rotary Foundation to the Convention. The two Rotary Action Groups (RAGs) are each devoted to worldwide fights against chronic illnesses that not only are rampant in the United States but also are on the increase around the world. Hepatitis C, unrecognized until a few decades ago, is spread only by blood transfers (such as from contaminated needles) and in symptom free—but ultimately kills. There is now an

effective cure, so the main emphasis of the RAG called “Hepatitis Zero” is in testing, which only requires a pin-prick blood sample. The other RAG is for knowledge, awareness, prevention, and treatment of diabetes. Diabetes Type II, caused largely by lifestyle, is a growing major health problem worldwide. Another interview on this program tells about skin banks, now mainly in India but needed elsewhere. The skin is the largest organ in the body; donation of the skin from a recently passed cadaver can be a vital assistance for the recovery of burn victims.
Learn more:
Hepatitis Zero
Rotary Action Group for Hepatitis Education
Rotary Action Group for Diabetes
Rotarian Action Groups
Skin Donation

 

 

 

 

 

 

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February 24, 2018 · Posted in Health, Hudson Valley, International Programs, Rotary International  

Rotarian Bryan Bunch On The Environment (Aired on November 25 and November 26 2017)

Rotary Efforts to Deal with Climate Change (Aired on November 25 and 26, 2014) RadioRotary producer Kathy Kruger interviews Rotarian Bryan Bunch (Millbrook), a member of the Rotary District 7210 Environmental Action Committee, which has as its main mission this year promoting tree-planting, a major goal of 2017-18 Rotary International. RI President Ian H.S. Riseley has asked every one of the 1.5 million Rotarians to plant a tree as part of the effort to reduce the impact of global warming. Topics covered include the causes of climate change, the effects of climate change on the weather (especially hurricanes), effects on life forms such as coral reefs, sea-level rise, a history of changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide, and steps individuals can take to
mitigate global warming.

Learn more:
Rotary International 2017-18 Theme:
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Climate
Change:
How Trees Fight Climate Change
Climate Change in Hurricanes of 2017
Best Trees to Fight Global Warming

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Rotary International Convention in Atlanta Georgia show # 1 (Aired on August 26 and August 27 2017)

Humanitarian Projects at Rotary Convention (Aired on August 26 & 27,
2017)
RadioRotary interviewers took advantage of the International Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, to interview some of the many humanitarian leaders who also attended the convention. In this broadcast, you can learn about how Destiny Rescue fights human trafficking and sex exploitation of children and youth all over the world; about the LifePump, which uses the Archimedean Screw to lift water from wells too deep for other pumps (and only needs human power, not
electricity or petroleum-based fuels); about the Rotary Dictionary Project, which supplies individual elementary and secondary school students with one of 8 different dictionaries in English or 22 in other languages; about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is based in Atlanta; and about the goals of Rotary International President for 2016-17 John Germ and the projects
that he sponsored during his year as president.
Learn more:

Destiny Recue
LifePump
The Dictionary Project
Rotary International
Rotary President John Germ
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