The Rotary Club of Washington

Washington, Pennsylvania, USA

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The Washington Rotary Club is located halfway between Pittsburgh, PA and Wheeling, WV. 

Washington Rotary has been serving its neighbors around the world since 1918. 

Washington Rotary Club meets on Tuesdays at Noon at the Dining Facility of  Washington and Jefferson College.

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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. “...
 
 
WASHINGTON ROTARY REACHES TO CHINA
 
The Rotary Club of Washington has approved an international project to support the China Little Flower Orphanage in Northern China in the Beijing Region.
 
The Club became aware of the needs through the efforts of Rotarian John Tecklenburg. Prior to moving to the Washington Area, John and his family spent five years in China as a part of John’s work for the Alcoa Corporation in China.
 
Seeing the need for humanitarian efforts with the people of China, John became aware of the orphanage and volunteered. Upon his return home the effort and support for the orphanage continued with trips back to China to work with the staff and children located there. China Little Flower registered in Nebraska in 1998 as a non-profit organization to provide much needed care for abandoned and orphaned children in China. Its work today is in the Beijing Region where the need for services is great.
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary International News
2015 RYLA Registration is now available
The registration form for the 2015 RYLA event is now available. Click on the link on the RYLA page in the District Web Site.
Updates to the Local Club Events on District Web site
Just a reminder to let you know that the district web site supports local clubs by listing their events on its Home Page. Any club can send a PDF or some other document to advertise and it will be listed/displayed in chronological order right there on the Home Page. This provides an easy way for district members to see club events that are coming up. Send your requests to be added to websupport@rotary6380.info.
District web site and Youth Services
The Youth Services choice on the main menu (under Site Content) at the top of the district web site, now sports links to the four programs of Youth Services.
As part of the ongoing clean up of the district web site these four links (Interact, Rotaract, RYLA and Youth Exchange) contain fresh descriptions of these programs. Going forward more information will be available under these choices. Take a look!
 
 
Upcoming Programs
Feb 16, 2016
Club Assembly
Junior Achievement Presentation
Feb 22, 2016
Jeff Fondelier
Community Action Southwest
Mar 01, 2016
Bill West
His father being a polio survivor
 
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We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
W & J College, The Commons
60 S. Lincoln St.
Washington, PA  15301
United States
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