Family of Rotary

April 25 is World Malaria Day!

April 25 is World Malaria Day and Rotary International, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and World Vision are hard at work implementing Rotary’s first Program of Scale, Partners for a Malaria Free Zambia.  This $6 million grant is training over 2,500 community health workers to diagnose and treat active malaria cases in their home […]

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FDR founds the March of Dimes on Jan. 3, 1938

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, an adult victim of polio, founds the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which he later renamed the March of Dimes Foundation, on January 3, 1938. A predominantly childhood disease in the early 20th century, polio wreaked havoc among American children every summer. The virus, which affects the central nervous system, flourished in […]

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Origins of the Four-Way Test

The Four-Way Test was adopted by Rotary in 1943, but it had been around since 1932 when it was coined by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide […]

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Polio Donations Welcome Now

October is the special season for our celebration of all that has been accomplished as we work towards the eradication of polio, and a focus on what still needs to be done. Usually we meet in person around this time, but this year we were forced to go back to Zoom so we were unable […]

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Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack Discusses Mental Health

Our Rotary District, and Rotary Club of Ann Arbor, were so very fortunate to hear from Chief Justice Bridget McCormack address mental health in our judicial system. Rotary District 6380 Mental Health Chair, Collyer Smith, and Rotary Club of Ann Arbor Board member, Lauren Heinonen, asked questions surrounding mental health issues.  See the interview here. […]

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