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For our young people: New Generations Competitions

Rotary International in Britain and Ireland gives wonderful opportunities to young people.  Rotary’s ‘New Generations’ programme includes competitions for:

Young Chef

Young Citizen

Youth Speaks

Young Musician

Young Photographer

Young Writer

Your young people could win fabulous prizes, including prestigious trophies and cash prizes.  The finalists receive recognition and awards.

Starting with club level competitions, winners progress to district events and, ultimately, national finals, judged in March each year, with news of the winning work subsequently published in national and potentially international Rotary magazines.

Note: all ages as at 31st August 2012.

Young Photographer and Young Writer – open to young people aged between 7-17.

Young Chef – open to young people aged 11-17.

Youth Speaks – open to young people aged 11-17.

Young Musician – open to young people up to the age of 17.

Young Citizen – open to young people under the age of 25.

Contact your local Rotary Club for more details, you will find them easily online.  Our talented New Generations deserve our support.

For more information: http://www.ribi.org/what-we-do/youth-competitions-and-awards

There are circa 32,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide and 1.2 million members in 200 countries. Rotary International in Britain and Ireland alone has 54,000 members distributed over 1,850 clubs.


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Rotary Day – Thursday 23 February – Final Push to End Polio

BBC medical correspondent Fergus Walsh will be giving a special report on BBC News today (Monday 20 February) highlighting how Rotary club members in Great Britain and Ireland helped India achieve its one year ‘polio free’ anniversary, and their continued efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.

During his recent visit to India for a National Immunisation Day, Fergus visited some of the 7,000 impromptu vaccination booths across Delhi, several of them staffed by Rotary members of Rotary clubs from Great Britain.
Read his report here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17072769

Fergus’ TV report will air tonight at 6pm and 10pm on BBC News, with a special BBC Breakfast feature tomorrow (Tuesday 21 February). The reports will showcase a package he has recorded over the weekend showing Rotary’s work, people affected by polio and interviews with doctors.

Rotary is the world’s biggest service organisation and celebrates its 107th Birthday this year; we have around 32,000 clubs worldwide and 1.2 million members in 200 countries. Rotary International in Britain and Ireland alone has 54,000 members distributed over 1,850 clubs. Join us to make a difference in our local, national and international communities. Thursday this week is Rotary Day and we see the final push to eradicate polio. See #rotaryday #rotaryendpolio #rotarythisclose for more information.