Welcome to the Rotary in Robertsdale!

rotaryRotary is a great organization, and it has the potential to become even greater — if each one of us rises to the challenge and takes responsibility for its future.

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The more than 1.2 million worldwide members of Rotary are committed to humanitarian service, high ethical standards in all vocations, and goodwill and peace in the world. Like their fellow Rotarians in the 30,000 clubs in 166 countries, Robertsdale Rotarians represent a diverse group of professional leaders — both currently employed and retired — working to address local and international service needs.

Service Above Self

 

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173 The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

The Rotary Foundation

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photo44Rotary's programs for students and youth can change the lives of those who participate. Through these programs, young people can earn scholarships, travel on cultural exchanges, or help a community through a service project.

Rotary Student & Youth Page

 

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After 20 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease, but a strong push is needed now to root it out once and for all. It is a window of opportunity of historic proportions.

endpolioYour contribution will help Rotary raise $200 million to match $355 million in challenge grants received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The resulting $555 million will directly support immunization campaigns in developing countries, where polio continues to infect and paralyze children, robbing them of their futures and compounding the hardships faced by their families.

As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk. The stakes are that high.

 

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Robertsdale Rotary Installation of Officers 2015-16

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Rotary Club officers and Board of Directors for 2015-16: Bryan Chandler, president; Carl Davis, vice president; Margaret Cooper, secretary; Joshua Mims, treasurer; Phillip Bell, sergeant-at-arms; Sylvia Mattingly, program chair; Board members Chad Thomas, past president; Linda Buck, Dennis Young, Howard Harper and (not pictured) Dan Crotts.

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Rotary presents $1,000 to the Explorers Program

Robertsdale Rotary Club Past President Chad Thomas presents a $1,000 check to Robertsdale Police Officer Heath Brill for the Explorers Program.

Rotary International New Feed

Rotary International News

  • Nigeria sees no wild polio cases for one year
    Today marks one year since Nigeria last reported a polio case caused by wild poliovirus, putting the country on the brink of eradicating the paralyzing disease. The last case was reported on 24 July 2014 in the northern state of Kano. If no cases are reported in the coming weeks, the World Health Organization is expected to remove Nigeria from the list of countries where polio is endemic, leaving just two: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nigeria is the last polio-endemic country in Africa. The continent is poised to reach its own first full year without any illness from the virus on 11 August. “...
  • Out of tragedy, some people create something good
    From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian What's the worst that could happen? For most of us, that's a simple question. We might be late for a train. We might miss out on a promotion, or even lose a job. But for some, the worst is unimaginably worse. An unfortunate few endure what Ani Kalayjian calls "true trauma." War. Fire. Flood. A daughter disappears. A son contracts Ebola. When faced with such disasters, "people feel anger, guilt, sadness, frustration – feelings that can poison the body and spirit," says Kalayjian, a trauma specialist at Columbia University. "Trauma survivors may think...
  • San Diego students tackle vaccine controversy
    From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian A group of teenage journalism students in suburban San Diego were in the early stages of a new project – an educational film funded by a Rotary grant – when their teacher's phone rang. A prominent blogger had caught wind of what they were doing from a local news story, and wasn't pleased. The fledgling film came under fire almost overnight as ripples of protest spread through the blogosphere. With calls pouring in before shooting had even begun, the advisers considered halting the project, questioning whether it would be worth the controversy...