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RI President
Jennifer Jones
 
 
RI News
Stephanie A. Urchick selected to be 2024-25 Rotary International President

Stephanie A. Urchick is selected to be the 2024-25 president of Rotary International

Recognizing a woman’s worth

Programs of Scale grant-winner Together for Healthy Families in Nigeria helps families by focusing on the fundamental needs of women

RI President Jennifer Jones crosses Canada from coast to coast to coast

Organized around several hubs, the tour started on 17 June to draw attention to the positive impact that clubs have in their communities.

Rotary Projects Around the Globe August 2022

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in the United States, Venezuela, Greece, Madagascar, and Kazakhstan.

Rotary Fellowships amplify Ukrainian relief efforts

Rotary's global network has sent millions of dollars' worth of relief to help the people of Ukraine. Rotary Fellowships have amplified the impact of these efforts.

The official DG pin
DG Michel and family with Jennifer Jones
The first DG speech
DGN Teresa Whitmore, IPDG Fay Campbell, DG Michel Wong Kee Song. DGE Pardeep Ahluwahlia was not able to be present because of illness.
Rotarians and Rotaractors in many cities across Canada are being visited by Jennifer Jones, the Rotary International President for 2022-2023 and the first female in Rotary’s 117 year existence. The “Imagine Canada Tour” began on June 17th in Dawson City, Yukon and will wind up on July 11th in Victoria, British Columbia.  Please check the District Facebook page for more pictures also.
The Canadian flag is flying in front of Rotary World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois. The maple leaf will fly at One Rotary Center for the 2022-23 Imagine Rotary year during RI President Jennifer Jones' term.
 
The tradition is for the flag of the RI President’s home country to fly in front of HQ.
Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved.
 
Learn more about becoming a facilitator here.
 
Les premiers soins en santé mentale (PSSM), sont l’aide apportée aux personnes qui commencent à manifester un problème de santé mentale ou qui traversent une crise psychologique. Tout comme les premiers soins apportés en cas de blessures physiques, les premiers soins en santé mentale sont prodigués jusqu’à ce qu’un traitement approprié soit offert ou jusqu’à ce que la crise se résorbe.
 
En savoir plus de devenir animateur ici.
 
The end of the school year is always exciting but especially for those who are graduating from secondary school. On June 16, 17, many young people gathered at the Kingston Community Health Centre with their families and Pathways to Education staff to celebrate their success. It was a wonderful event that would not have happened without the support and volunteer efforts of Kingston Rotarians.
About seven years ago, an article circulated showing the image of a young boy, who laid lifeless on a beach along the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. The boy was identified as Alan Kurdi, a child who had drowned as his family attempted to flee the war in Syria. The image and article had a profound effect on my wife and I and we found ourselves pacing around our newly purchased home, staring into empty bedrooms, and trying to figure out if there was anything we could do. And so, around midnight, we decided to see if we might be able to host someone from Syria looking for a place of refuge and to help them settle in our town.
As the first organization to envision a polio-free world through mass immunization of children, Rotary believes the decision to vaccinate is a humanitarian imperative. The Rotary International Board of Directors and Rotary Foundation Trustees believe that:
 
1) Global vaccination is the path to ending the pandemic, and we strongly encourage vaccination for all individuals, including our members.
2) Misinformation hinders the fight against COVID-19, and we are committed to providing our members with science-based information.
 
Whenever possible, articles have been translated into French. We could use help with translation at any time. Please note that most articles have a "See More" link so that you can read the rest of the article.
 
Dans la mesure du possible, les articles ont été traduits en français. Nous pourrions utiliser de l'aide pour la traduction à tout moment. Veuillez noter que la plupart des articles ont un lien "See More" afin que vous puissiez lire le reste de l'article.