More than 20,000 Rotarians have registered for the 2013 Rotary International Convention in Lisbon, Portugal, 23-26 June. Look here for news, photos, and video coverage. You can also follow the convention on Twitter at hashtag #ricon13.
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Photojournalist Carol Guzy, winner of four Pulitzer Prizes, served as judge for The Rotarian’s 2013 photo contest. See the winner, runners-up, and a Web exclusive: editors’ favorites.
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RI President Sakuji Tanaka (center) joined Rotary leaders in placing wreaths in Hiroshima Memorial Park during the third Rotary Global Peace Forum in Japan. Participants adopted a declaration, “Peace Begins With You.”
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Thousands of volunteers mobilized support for polio eradication and immunized children against the disease during National Immunization Days in Côte d’lvoire. Volunteers distributed vitamin A supplements and de-worming tablets to improve public health, another objective in the polio endgame strategy.
Learn more about the endgame plan See photos from Côte d’lvoire Read a blog post from Côte d’lvoire
Rotary’s Future Vision Plan received a silver Edison Award for its innovative funding model at a gala dinner in Chicago on 25 April. The prestigious Edison awards honor excellence in new products, service development, design, and innovation. All Rotary districts will begin using the new grant model in July.
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Delegates from Rotary’s 532 districts met in downtown Chicago 21-26 April to consider changes to the policies that govern Rotary International and its member clubs.
Read more Get vote totalsDownload the preliminary reportDelegates praise the process
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