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In just a few words Rotary is, “Service Above Self.” As a part of Rotary International this Vienna club has a global impact bringing hope and support to millions in need. With over 33,000 clubs in over 200 countries we leverage with organizations like the Gates Foundation to help eradicate Polio. We embrace diversity, tolerance, peace and much more. We have all joined this club to do our part to give back. We proudly support local charities but also think globally. Whether your passion is the organization down the road or across the globe, you are more than welcome to join us for lunch to find out more. Wednesdays at 12:15 til 1:30 pm at Westwood Country Club Big events take a lot of small efforts and the more hands the easier the work. Contact us to volunteer-even if you are not a member. There is great reward in bringing joy to the community. Enjoy at our Annual Casino Night February 26, Friday at Westwood Country Club. Click here or on our calendar for more details. Hope to see you at Vienna Casino Night!
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Rotary’s World Polio Day event looks ahead to ending the disease for good
While the fight to eradicate polio suffered a blow this year when the virus re-emerged in Nigeria, Rotary leaders and top health experts focused Monday on the big picture: the global presence  of the paralyzing disease has never been smaller. The headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, served as the site of Rotary’s fourth annual World Polio Day event. Some of the biggest names in the polio eradication campaign were there to reflect on the year’s progress and discuss what’s needed to end the disease for good. More than 200 people...
Virtual reality films bring new dimension to polio fight
At this year’s World Polio Day celebration in Atlanta, Rotary is harnessing the power of virtual reality technology to build empathy and inspire action in our fight to eradicate polio. Rotary, with support from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, produced a virtual reality film that tells the story of Alokita, a young adult who suffered paralysis from polio as a child growing up in India, which has been polio-free since 2011. “When you open your eyes and see a different environment around you, you relate to the subject on a visceral, personal level,” says Vincent Vernet, direct of digital and...
Rotary Day at UN highlights role of business in building a better world
From the United Nations’ earliest days in the aftermath of World War II, the organization’s humanitarian mission has always dovetailed with Rotary’s efforts to administer aid and build peace. This year’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, 12 November, will highlight the role businesses can play in that collaboration as we work toward a more just and equitable world. The theme of this year’s gathering at UN headquarters in New York City, “Responsible Business, Resilient Societies,” recognizes Rotary’s role at the intersection of commerce and cause. As leaders in their professions and...