Village in Zambia Aided by Rotary (Aired On February 5, 2023)


Rotarians Steven Caine and Laura Lee (Burnt Bills Ballston Lake Rotary) visit Radio Rotary to tell about their efforts to help bring medical facilities to Muchila Center, an isolated village in Zambia—the nearest hospital is two hours away. In addition to assistance from the Rotary clubs of Kusinta and Lusaka, the new clinic uses equipment supplied by Project C.U.R.E. Much needed dental facilities and transportation are also part of the nonprofit Muchila Access Project, which will serve over 43,000 persons in the Muchila region.  Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Rotary is working on a Rotary Foundation Global Grant directed primarily toward providing maternal and child health and disease prevention and treatment, including dental health. As many as 1 in 13 women die from maternal related causes in regions like Muchila, compared to 1 in 4,000 in developed countries, and about 80% of the population in the region suffers from oral disease.

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Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake Rotary:
Rotary Club of Lusaka (Zambia):
Rotary Club of Kusinta (Zambia) on Facebook:
Muchila Access Project:
Project C.U.R.E.:

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February 13, 2023 · Posted in Health, International Programs, Rotary Foundation  

Preventing Substance Abuse through Education (Aired On January 29, 2023)


CAPE is the Council on Addiction Prevention & Education in Dutchess County.  For this program, Dora Celestino, Community Educator, returns to Radio Rotary  to talk about how CAPE uses education about the harm caused by substance  misuse disorder—including addiction to tobacco, alcohol, prescription drugs, or  street drugs— as a way to prevent such misuse. Duchess County currently  experiences more overdose deaths than any other county in New York State,  mainly due to the synthetic drug fentanyl. While fentanyl may be taken  deliberately, it is also used as an additive to other drugs, so persons may be  exposed without expecting it. CAPE teaches children, often younger than 13,to  avoid buying drugs over the internet. Another frequent misuse of drugs is taking a prescription medicine by raiding a medicine cabinet. But the most common form of drug misuse among children is vaping, nicotine delivered with an electronic device as a substitute for cigarettes. CAPE is also showing a movie about a family after their 19-year-old dies from drug misuse (Life After You at the Millerton Moviehouse)

Learn More:
CAPE (Council on Addiction Prevention & Education):
U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, One Pill Can Kill:
Dutchess County Addiction Prevention Services:
Trailer for Life After You:

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February 13, 2023 · Posted in Addiction Recovery, Education, Mental Health, Service Organizations  

Millbrook Celebrates 50 Years Of Rotary (Aired on January 22, 2023)


Millbrook Rotary is 50 years old and celebrating the anniversary Radio Rotary welcomes Millbrook Rotarians past-district-governor Cindie Kish and charter member David Brinkerhoff to describe the history and activities of the Millbrook club. In 1973 a group of about 25 men—at the time only men were admitted to rotary—began meeting in the Cottonwood Inn and soon petitioned Rotary
International and were granted status as the Rotary Club of Central Dutchess with an official territory extending from Pine Plains in the north, LaGrange and Pawling in the south, and Pleasant Valley in the west. As time went on groups from that club spun off the Hyde Park, Rhinebeck, Pleasant Valley, and LaGrange Rotaries, leading the Central Dutchess club to change its name to Millbrook Rotary. A major change occurred when women were admitted to Rotary starting in 1987. The 50 th Anniversary will be celebrated at the Links in Unionvale, guest speaker Cara Mia Bacchiochi, founder of Hope on a Mission, one of the many organization that Millbrook Rotary partners with in community service.

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Rotary Club of Millbrook:
Millbrook Rotary Group on Facebook:
Millbrook Rotary Business Directory:
Rotary District 7210:
Hope on a Mission:

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