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.
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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
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,
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
The Dictionary Project
Rotary International
Rotary President John Germ
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Talking Shelterbox (Aired on Feb 18 and 19)

Talking about ShelterBox (Aired on February 18 and 19. 2017

Jim Damiani, (Nanuet – West Nyack Rotary) 2017-18 Governor of Rotary District 7210, visits the RadioRotary studio to talk to Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O’Connell about ShelterBox, a major initiative for disaster relief that is affiliated with Rotary International.  Simply put, a ShelterBox is a tent and necessary supplies for up to ten people, all packed into a waterproof one-meter plastic cube. That is a good thing, but what makes ShelterBox effective in disaster relief are trained teams that can bring the ShelterBox cubes to the site of a disaster and teach locals how to use them. Because most cities and towns around the world have Rotary clubs, the ShelterBox teams have connections even in remote sites, such as the mountains of Nepal or smaller cities in Haiti, which enables the team to get the equipment to the right place faster than practically any other relief organization. Many Rotary clubs in District 7210 provide the $1,000 per box it takes to assemble a ShelterBox, often contributing more than one box a year, and then track “their boxes” to see where they have been deployed.

Learn more:

ShelterBox USA
Natural Disasters
Rotary District 7210
Nanuet – West Nyack Rotary Club on Facebook

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