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Posted by Terry Beard, Rotary Club of Portland, Oregon, USA
on 20 January 2020
You may have heard that most people would rather die than give a speech. Public speaking is the number one fear for many people.
For 49 years, I too had a fear of public speaking. It was so bad, I would break out in a sweat. I'd leave the room. I'd find excuses, or ask other people to stand up and speak for me. Anything to avoid having to speak in public. A couple of bad experiences early in my life built up this fear, but I made it my goal to overcome it. Fifteen years ago at the a...
Posted by Stuart McArthur
on 16 January 2020
Toastmasters International and Rotary International have announced a new partnership that will bring together the strengths of these two century old organisations, sharing what we be both value (connecting communities), with our own specialities: Rotary (Community Service) and ToastMasters (Personal Development).
Together, Rotary and Toastmasters can not only connect you with leadership skills in your career and your passions, but also share and foster thoese ideas to help make the world ...
Posted by Rotary International Foundation
on 7 September 2018
Rotarians are People of Action
Rotarians work tirelessly to improve their communities and do good in the world.
In 2017-18, you took action and raised more than $414 million for the Rotary Foundation.
In 169 countries, your contributions helped fund
1300 Global Grants &
503 District Grants
When villages needs clean water, you drilled wells.
When children wanted to learn, you provided opportunities
And where there was darkess, you brought light.
Posted by Gina Bowden, Rotary Zone 8 Public Image Coordinator
on 15 August 2018
Welcome to the first Zone 8 Public Image newsletter for 2018-19. It is a huge honour and a privilege for me to have been appointed as Rotary Public Image Coordinator for our Zone for 2018-2021 and while the task seems daunting at times, I'm very much looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead. Being a Public Image Coordinator is a responsibility I do not take lightly and I will do everything possible over the next three years to ensure that the trust shown in me by Rotary Interna...
on 14 July 2018
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently accepted Rotary's Polio Eradication Champion Award at the Rotary Convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in recognition of his country's contributions to Polio eradication. Canada has been a strong contributor to Polio eradication efforts for decades.
Shown in the photo is the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and the Rotary International President Ian Riseley from the Rotary Club of Cheltenham, Melbourne.