Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and eight RI staff members bicycled in El Tour de Tucson on 21 November. Together, they raised more than $2.9 million for Rotary’s fight to eradicate polio. When matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the funds the team raised will total nearly $9 million. It’s not too late to contribute District Designated Funds to the team. Read more about the ride.
Woody Alexander Honored at the Chamber EDGE Awards
In presenting the award, club President Bruce MacPherson told the assembled group that Woody had always taken on challenging tasks and projects with a servant’s heart.
Bruce described Woody as “always detailed, efficient, compassionate and trustworthy.”
Bruce cited Woody’s 11 years in the Army and 14 more in the Army Reserves before working in banking and financial services as a civilian.
Woody has been the club’s international chair for multiple years, among other club offices he has held. He was the driving force in our club receiving a district grant that was matched by the Rotary Foundation, effectively turning our gift of less than $8,000 into a $90,000 project.
Woody (the gentleman on the right in the photo) has been a club member since 2007.
Chulalongkorn is unique among the six Rotary Peace Centers in packing intensive coursework and field studies into a three-month program aimed at professionals already working in fields related to peace. In its first decade, the center has graduated 355 peace fellows from 69 countries with certificates of professional development. Read more about Chulalongkorn and join a discussion on peace.
Rotary’s Global Women of Action discussed their projects during the annual Rotary Day at the UN in New York City on 7 November. These Rotarians have organized and led efforts that have improved the lives of thousands around the world. Read more about the Global Women of Action.