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Rotary President Jennifer Jones announces US$150 million pledge toward polio eradication

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones appeared on the main stage at the star-studded Global Citizen Festival on 24 September to highlight Rotary’s commitment to eradicating polio and announce an additional US$150 million pledge toward that end.

Re-emergence of polio underscores the need for eradication

The detection of poliovirus, and even cases of polio, in places where it hasn’t been found for years has demonstrated once again that eradicating a human disease isn’t easy, especially in the final stages.In recent months, an unvaccinated man in the United States was paralyzed. In the

Rotary members in Poland provide a safe home for Ukrainian refugees

In March, shortly after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, refugees began arriving at a home in Wojciechów, a town about 20 miles from the city of Lublin in eastern Poland.

Rotary, Ukraine Friends to collaborate on addressing needs in Ukraine

Rotary, Ukraine Friends to collaborate on addressing needs in

Building peace in a fractured land

The Rotary Club of Jerusalem focuses on peacebuilding initiatives, including bringing together Jewish and Arab youths to learn about each other’s cultures.

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ShelterBox AidThe Antioch Rotary Club received the ShelterBox HERO recognition for Rotary year 2020-2021 for the clubs continued support of their relief efforts around the world. . Founded by a Rotary member in the United Kingdom in 2000, ShelterBox responds to natural and manmade disasters, providing temporary shelter and other essential nonfood aid to displaced people around the world.
For further information about ShelterBox Click Here 
To see our award and letter of recognition click Read More.
The Antioch Rotary Club's program Relief Through Leadership has again helped refurnish and repurpose chrome-books and distribute them to those who need such technology. It began as a program to provide some relief to Puerto Rico in help recovering from the hurricanes of 2017, is now able to help by donating chrome-books to the Rotary Club of Elmhurst in Rotary District 6440 who distributed them to local organizations to new owners in need of such technology. For complete story click "Read More"
Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.
This month in Tanzania the honorary plaque to former Antioch Member Bob Diess was mounted on the wall of the Kilimahewa Educational Centre.  This plaque was purchased to recognize the amazing work Bob did to help secure a Rotary International Global Grant for the Kilimahewa Educational Centre.  This grant funded various educational opportunities for vulnerable teens in Tanzania to learn skills such as a computers skills, agro-business skills, and entrepreneurial skills. The global grant led to a strong partnership with Rotary and the development of an Interact club within Kilimahewa.  28 students helped from the 1st Interact club in memory of Bob and the amazing work he did to help the school.  
 
These pictures show the plaque mounted on the wall at Kilimahewa.  The new Interact advisers attending a Rotary meeting to accept the plaque committing to start a Interact club.  And the first Interact meeting with Rotary members present sharing goals and ideas for the future.
Mike Schwert received an email from Emily Andre, first Interact Co-President and Rotary Scholarship recipient. She has completed her degree at American University and has almost completed a Peace Corp assignment in 5 years. We can all be proud of her and what she has done with a little help from us. Click on "Read More" to read her email and see pictures from her Peace Corps work.

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An updated Potential New Member Brochure is available in the "downloadable file" section.  The brochure has 20 Reasons to Join Rotary - as found on the District 6440 Website, as well as, some information on the Five Avenues of Service.  Two key facts that are good for you to remember as rotarians:  There are approximately 1.2 MILLION Rotarians around the world in 161 countries.

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Antioch

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 7:15 AM
Johnny's Snack Shop
1500 Main Street
Antioch, IL 60002
United States of America
>>Meetings alternate<< 1st and 3rd Thursdays are 7:15 am 2nd and 4th Thursdays are 5:30 pm if 5th Thursday, 7:15 am
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