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Posted by Ed Murphy
The Rotary Club of Tigard welcomes you to its website. This website is here to inform our visitors about the the history, mission and work of Rotary Club of Tigard, Oregon and Rotary International. If you would like more information about becoming a member of the Tigard Rotary Club, please contact our Membership Services Chairperson, Jan Richardson, at 503-350-7277 or email@example.com. Or just send us a note expressing your interest. Mail to: Rotary Club of Tigard, PO Box 23491, Tigard, Oregon 97281-3491. You are also welcome to contact our President, Judy Miller, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank-you for your interest.
Posted by Ed Murphy
Interested in Rotary? The Tigard Rotary Club invites you to check us out. Come to one of our lunch meetings, or contact President Judy Miller at email@example.com for more information. Lunches are $16.00 if paid with cash or check or $16.50 if paid with a credit or debit card.
Relief aid pours into typhoon-struck communities
For more than three hours, Typhoon Haiyan violently shook the roof, walls, and windows of Edgar Chiongbian’s house. The heavy winds and flying debris threatened to collapse his home to its foundation at any moment. After the winds subsided and the rain stopped, he emerged from where he and his family had taken cover and inspected the damage. “We were one of the lucky families,” says Chiongbian, governor of Rotary District 3860 in the Philippines. “There was no major damage to our house.” The outcome was very different for communities and towns in central Philippines closer to the sea. One of...
Family health days help 250,000 in Africa
In 1994, Marion Bunch lost her son to AIDS. It was early on in the U.S. AIDS epidemic, and the stigma surrounding the disease kept her from talking about her son’s illness with anyone but family members. “I never thought I’d do anything about it until one day, three years after his death, I felt a tap on the shoulder, and a voice in my ear said, ‘Mom, get up and get going; you haven’t done anything, and it’s been three years,’” she recalls. Within a year, Bunch, a member of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody, Georgia, USA, proposed an idea to her club, and through Rotary began connecting community...
A lesson in the power of clean water
Early each morning, the students of Escuela Oficial Rural Mixta in El Tunino, Guatemala, trek down the mountainside on their way to school. They carry the essentials for the day: books, backpacks, and class projects. But one other item they used to haul from home is thankfully absent: a bucket of clean water. The community of El Tunino is part of Sumpango, a rural region where access to clean running water is limited. Schools in the area offered the basics in education, but students learned quickly that drinking water and working toilets were not part of the curriculum. Today, that lesson is...
Jack Sim wants you to talk about toilets
By age 40, Jack Sim was a successful entrepreneur running 16 businesses. He had enough money to retire, so he started searching for a neglected cause to which he could devote his time and effort. Realizing that people don’t want to talk about toilets, he set about making the humble commode into a media darling, founding the World Toilet Organization in 2001 and holding a special day every year to draw attention to sanitation. This year, the United Nations voted to make World Toilet Day, 19 November, an official UN observance. Sim credits Rotary with helping him break the taboo around the...
End Polio Now campaign earns top public relations award
Rotary's End Polio Now campaign has won a top award in global public relations from PR News, a public relations resource serving the communications and marketing community. The highly regarded Platinum Awards presented by PR News salute the year's most outstanding communications initiatives and organizations, and honor corporations, agencies, and nonprofits that take chances, make significant strides, and understand the power of public relations. In announcing the awards, PR News noted that Rotary's End Polio Now campaign has "worked to keep polio eradication squarely in the public eye,...