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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. “...
Australian students take opportunity by the horns
The rules of the Shaftesbury Rodeo Academy are simple: no school, no rodeo. It’s a message that teenagers who attend school at Bisley Farm, most of whom have never attended any school regularly, take seriously. Because come Friday night, these aspiring rodeo heroes want to join their friends to ride bulls for a heart-stopping eight seconds, if they last that long. The school in rural Queensland, Australia, also teaches the boys, who are of the Wakka Wakka Aboriginal people, basic academics and farming skills, including how to care for crops and livestock. It’s a fairly common form of...
Illiteracy traps adults, and their families, in poverty
Around the world, millions of adults are unable to read or write, and therefore struggle to earn a living for themselves and their families. Even in the United States, with its considerable resources, there are 36 million adults who can’t read better than the average third-grader, according to the international nonprofit ProLiteracy. In Detroit, Michigan, a widely cited 2003 survey conducted by the National Institute for Literacy found that almost half of residents over age 16 were functionally illiterate -- unable to use reading, speaking, writing, and computer skills in everyday life....
Meet Rotary’s new president
This excerpt from the July issue of The Rotarian magazine profiles the 2015-16 RI president. Before he gives a speech, K.R. Ravindran doesn’t like flowery, adulatory introductions. They make him uncomfortable. The 2015-16 Rotary president would rather keep a low profile and share the credit. If it were up to him, you probably wouldn’t even be reading this article. Negotiating Days of Tranquility during the Sri Lankan civil war so that health workers could administer drops of polio vaccine? Although it was on his desk that the agreement landed, he says, a lot of people worked to make that...
Apply to serve on an RI committee
If you would you like to contribute to Rotary by serving on a committee, this is your opportunity. The nine committees listed below are searching for qualified candidates for openings in 2016-17. Each of these committee works with Rotary leaders to increase efficiency and promote the goals and priorities of our strategic plan. To be considered for a committee appointment, go to www.tinyurl.com/ri-committee-application for an application form. The application deadline is 20 August. Learn more about the committees and the application process. Get answers to frequently asked questions....
 

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Broomfield

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Delvickios
1100 US Hwy 287
(Mail to:P.O. Box 332, Broomfield, CO 80038)
Broomfield, CO  80020
United States
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Broomfield Rotary Presents "Music in the Park" on June 13 from 6-9 pm at the Broomfield Commons Park.
 
 
 
Broomfield Rotary hosted the 2015 Police and Fire Golf Tournament at the Omni Golf Course on May 4, 2015.
 
 
 
Broomfield Rotary Club gives 256 flowering plants to Broomfield Seniors as part of Rotary’s Flower Power program. 
 
 
 
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
 
PRESENTED BY BROOMFIELD ROTARY 1093
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014
10:00 a.m.
 
 
 
Please help us support this year's Mazzola Bikes for Kids Program!  (Click on "Read More", below for details)
 
 
 
Broomfield Rotary Club has been a supporter of the FRIENDS of Broomfield organization from its inception. An education/social development program for developmentally challenged adults. FRIENDS has been a blessing to those who, until FRIENDS began, had few, if any, opportunities to learn even basic living skills and develop social skills.
 
 
 
Two organizations with long resumes of helping the disadvantaged, the Peace Corps and Rotary International, are teaming their resources.
 
 
 

Attention Rotarians......the club has introduced a new program, called the "Random Acts of Kindness".  The purpose of the fund will be to enable Rotarians to make small but meaningful gifts to individuals in need of help due to medical, school or personal issues.  For additional information including a fund request form, click on "Random Acts of Kindness Program" at the bottom of the Rotary Home Page under "Downloads".

 

 
 
The Guiding Principles of Rotary
 
 
 

Why Join Rotary?  

By Richard D. King 

(Rotary International  President 2001-2002)

Printable Copy Available Under "Downloads"

A "Membership Application" can also be found under "Downloads"

 
 
 
 

Speakers

Aug 06, 2015
Randy Ahrens
Chelsea McFall - After school programs for kids in Broomfield
Aug 13, 2015
Bob Erichsen
Susan Fox - Rotary and the Peace Corps
Aug 20, 2015
Dave Ellen
Program to be announced
Aug 27, 2015
Tom Maier
Program to be announced
Sep 03, 2015
Clayton Shearer
Alex Cares
Sep 10, 2015
Pete Snyder
Sara Boon - CASA Representative
Sep 17, 2015
Bob Hoyle
RYLA Students Camp Experiences
Sep 24, 2015
No Meeting
Due to Dancing with the Broomfield Stars
Oct 01, 2015
Kurt Sava
Program to be announced
Oct 08, 2015
Tom Deland
Program to be announced
Oct 15, 2015
Bob Erichsen
Program to be announced
Oct 22, 2015
Sara Line Frisk
Program to be announced
Oct 29, 2015
Tony Stubbs
Program to be announced
Nov 05, 2015
Paul Derda
Program to be announced
Nov 12, 2015
Jacque Russell
Program to be announced
Nov 19, 2015
Howard Zoufaly
Program to be announced
Nov 26, 2015
No Meeting
Due to Thanksgiving