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04. April 2012
Today the April 2012 edition of Reconnections has been published.

10. February 2012
Today the February 2012 edition of Reconnections has been published.

21. January 2012
India is free of polioi!
Now it is official: for a year, in India no new polio case was reported, thus India is considered to be Polio free. Without the initiative of Rotary International and the so many hands on actions this would not have been possible. Also, RFAD made a small contribution to this success. A more detailed report in Economist in with the headline A Rotary engine -Can a businessmen’s club eradicate polio from the world?.


December 07, 2011
Today the December 2011 issue of Reconnections has been published.

September 6, 2011
After the Japanese women's national team has won the soccer world cup, Takuma Melber - currently Ambassadorial Scholar in Tokyo - was interviewed. He talks about the Japanese Michael Ballack and the hurt Japanese soul. Please find the interview (German) here.

July 1, 2011
Rotary International calls for applications for this year sService for Humanity Award. The criteria as well as further information is included in this brochure. A publication on the awardees in former years shows best which high qualification and criteria have to be met.



March 7, 2011
Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte, an attorney and president emeritus of Florida State University in Florida, USA, has been named by the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation as recipient of the 2010-11 Global Alumni Service to Humanity AwardMore on this you will find here.Talbot Sandy D'Alemberte

October 9, 2010
With the support of TRF-Alumni in France on October 9 a seminar for incomming ambassadorial scholars took place - an impression is provided by these
pictures.

June 7, 2010
Rodney Mazinter from South-Afrika invites all TRF-Alumni of the educational programs who had their stay in South Africa to take part in an Alumni Reunion in Cape Town on 3, 4 und 5 Februar 2011. President of RI Ray Klinginsmith, who accomplished his studies as Ambassadorial Scholar in South Africa as well, will join the meeting. If you are interested to participate, please write a note to Jürgen Wente.

January 27, 2009
Peter KyleThe Rotary Foundation Trustees are very pleased to announce the selection of Rotarian Peter Kyle as the recipient of the 2009-10 Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award.

Peter is an international attorney in Washington, DC. He recently retired as lead counsel for the World Bank and is currently still consulting for the bank. He worked on more than 100 international development projects in a wide variety of countries during his career with the bank, advising them on their legal infrastructure to foster a stronger economy. As the district alumni subcommittee chair for District 7620, he made exceptional efforts in connecting Foundation alumni in the area. He also served at the RI representative to the World Bank and has been very active with Outward Bound.

Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator Joe Mulkerrin and Rotary Foundation Alumni Coordinator Tom Payne of Zone 33 served as nominators for his award.

The award will be presented to Peter during a plenary session on Tuesday, 22 June at the 2010 RI Convention in Montréal, Canada.

27. October 2009
There is a report on the activities of the District 4920 Rotary Foundation Alumni Association on the website of RI published - the picture in the report shows prominently in the center Fedra Caron, who attended this year's Wies'n event.

1. August 2009

The Rotary Foundation calls for proposals for this year's Service for Humanity Award. Read more about the criteria and applicable information here.

5. July 2009
The Rotary-United Nations-Day shall take place on November 7, 2009 commencing 9:30 until 16:30 at the United Nations Headquarter in New York. Registration is possible until 23. October 2009. This unique opportunity will offer both a visit to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City and participation in panel discussions featuring leaders and officials from the United Nations, UN affiliated Non Governmental Organizations (NGO's) and Rotary International. Lunch is included in the registration fee and will be served in the main United Nations Cafeteria overlooking the East River. Registration fee for current Ambassadorial Scholars and Peace Scholars will be U.S.-$ 20,00, otherwise U.S.-$ 37,50.. Detailed information you will find here.

2. July 2009
From Argentina we received the offer for an international co-operation by the Alumni Association of District 4920, the ASOCACION EX BECARIOS LFR D -4920 Rotary Internotional. More information you will find here.

1. July 2009
July 1. the new Rotary Year commences, and new officers take their office, be it the president of each single Rotary club, be it the president of Rotary International (RI). Since July 1. 2009 John Kenny from Schotland is President of RI. More about John Kenny here.

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