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District Corner
World Water Day Focuses On Water's Importance
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clearer than ever that hand washing — which requires a safe water source — is essential to our health. Yet more than 2 billion people worldwide don’t have access to clean water. Since 2014, The Rotary Foundation has invested more than $51 million in global grants to enable clubs to carry out projects that help people around the world with clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. For World Water Day on 22 March, learn how you can get involved in a water project and give to support our work in this area through our Donate page. Go to the Areas of Focus tab and choose Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
Rotary and COVID-19 Vaccinations
Six district governors in Zones 33 and 34 worked with the Department of Health and Human Services in North Carolina, USA, to assist with COVID-19 vaccination efforts. The governors created a list of contacts from each Rotary club in their districts to provide to the state’s health department, which it in turn shared it with local health departments. The state also offered Rotary members across the state training about vaccinations, to empower them to raise awareness in their communities. Members volunteered at local vaccination sites to help health officials with logistics including data entry, crowd control, and patient registration. Learn more about this story on Rotary Voices, and share what your clubs are doing to assist with vaccination efforts on Rotary Showcase.
Take a Virtual Tour of Rotary International World Headquarters
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been unable to offer in-person tours of Rotary International World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA. Now our new virtual tour makes it easy for members to get a peek at the changes we’ve made in the building anytime and from anywhere. They’ll also learn more about Rotary’s vision to create lasting change in communities around the world. Share the virtual tour with members at your next club meeting.
Hone Your Skills With Toastmasters International
Become a more effective presenter, communicator, and leader through the courses Toastmasters International developed for our Learning Center. From speechwriting and interpersonal communication to building consensus and leading a team, these courses will help you grow professionally and personally. All eight courses are now available in several languages in the Learning Center. (My Rotary Account Necessary For the Learning Center) Search by topic Toastmasters.
Celebrating Paul Harris' Legacy of Goodwill
On 19 April 1868, Rotary founder Paul Harris was born in Racine, Wisconsin, USA. Among the most enduring symbols of the goodwill that he spread are the trees he planted around the world. Join us in celebrating the anniversary of Paul Harris’ birth by reading about these friendship trees or by making a special gift to The Rotary Foundation. How else will you mark the occasion? Tell us by writing to