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Rotary, USAID collaboration improves sanitation facilities in Ghana
According to a 2012 report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, Ghana has made great strides in providing its people with clean drinking water. But access to better sanitation has lagged. Only about 14 percent of Ghanaians have access to improved facilities, compared with the 54 percent target set for 2015 by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Addressing the issue isn't simple, as pit latrines need emptying, toilets need maintenance, and promoting hygiene requires education. The H2O Collaboration, a partnership between Rotary and the U.S. Agency for International...
How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...
Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...
Monrovia club’s Ebola fight not finished
After the first cases of Ebola reached Liberia's capital, Monrovia, last June, local Rotary members feared that the city's limited health care system wouldn't be able to contain the highly infectious, often-deadly disease. Those fears were realized when infections quickly multiplied, underscoring the speed with which Ebola can spread in an urban center. It was the first time the hemorrhagic fever had threatened a major city since it erupted in West Africa last March. Now, after months of crisis-level response, and with the number of new cases declining, club members are looking to the long...
Rotary member takes fundraising to new heights -- the summit of Mount Everest
Despite his longstanding interest in polio eradication, polio was not on Joe Pratt's mind as he prepared for a mid-April 2012 climb of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. But that changed in late 2011, when the resident of Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA, participated in a polio immunization project in Pakistan with fellow Rotary member Steve Puderbaugh. Moved by the efforts of the Pakistanis to battle the crippling disease, and by the vulnerability of the young victims, Pratt reset the focus of his climbing adventure. Pakistan is one of three countries where polio has never been...
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Due to the forecast for heavy rain in the afternoon on Memorial Day, May 25th,
the placement of flags has been cancelled for May 25th. Another day will be
chosen to replace this flag day. Thanks to all of our sponsors for their
understanding and support of this fundraiser that provides grants and
scholarships back into our greater Keller community to help in making a
Rotary Club of Keller Annual Dinner
Installation of Officers and Directors
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 (6 p.m. – 8:30p.m. with dinner starting at 6:45 p.m.)
Reservations must be received by 10 a.m. on May 28th.
The Club will not meet at noon on June 2 -- we will have the dinner instead.
Central High School Interact Club -- School Supplies for Mexico
The Interact Club is collecting new or gently used school supplies to donate
to the less fortunate students in Mexico. To donate, contact Janet Adams,
Interact Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 817-366-6021.
Interested in learning more about Rotary... Join us for lunch at Sky Creek Ranch and Golf on Tuesday's at noon. We have a great lunch that we think is the best value in town for just $12.50. We have an interesting and informative listing of speakers - see the "Speakers" tab at the top of this page. Have questions or want to talk... Contact our Membership Chair, Keith Bland at RotaryClubOfKeller@mail.com.