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Rotary in Review – A roundup of Rotary news

Your donations are meeting needs in Ukraine

The Rotary Foundation so far has awarded more than 375 disaster response grants, totaling more than US$17.3 million, to help those affected by the war in Ukraine. Your generous donations have made it possible to provide refugees with food, water, and clothes. Grants have kept electricity flowing to hospitals, allowed wounded civilians to receive care, and found shelters for displaced families. But the need is still great. More than 45 grant requests are on hold waiting for additional funds to become available through the Ukraine Response Fund. Please consider making a donation today and read how Rotary members have been weaving a global web of giving in Ukraine since the war began.

Championing inclusion for Indigenous peoples

Cam Stewart, a member of the Rotary Club of Calgary East, began learning the history of Canada’s Indigenous people after a distinguished career with the Calgary Police Service. What he learned about discrimination, racism, and the inequities in educational opportunities led him on a journey to correct injustices. In Rotary, he serves as chair of his district’s Indigenous Relations Committee. Given the name Mikostahpinukum (Red Morning) by Blackfoot elders in recognition of his work, Stewart is one of six Rotary People of Action: Champions of Inclusion. Read his blog post on Rotary Voices and view a video of the Champions of Inclusion celebration, available on demand.

Gabby Moreno inspires children in Guatemala

Gaby Moreno moved to Los Angeles with a record deal as a teenager. She’s shared the stage with Bono, Andrea Bocelli, Tracy Chapman, Ani DiFranco, and the Buena Vista Social Club. But one of the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter’s most special performances took place in February in a tiny farming village in her home country of Guatemala. Read more about her visit to two schools supported by the Guatemala Literacy Project as part of the Imagine Impact Tour.

Programs of Scale concept notes

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting concept notes for the 2023-24 Programs of Scale grant competition. Learn how to apply for the $2 million award.

Apply to serve on a committee

Positions are open on several committees that assist Rotary and The Rotary Foundation in putting our strategic priorities into practice. Apply to be considered for a committee or to recommend someone for appointment by 15 August.

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