Virtual reality films bring new dimension to polio fight
At this year’s World Polio Day celebration in Atlanta, Rotary is harnessing the power of virtual reality technology to build empathy and inspire action in our fight to eradicate polio. Rotary, with support from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, produced a virtual reality film that tells the story of Alokita, a young adult who suffered paralysis from polio as a child growing up in India, which has been polio-free since 2011. “When you open your eyes and see a different environment around you, you relate to the subject on a visceral, personal level,” says Vincent Vernet, direct of digital and...
Rotary Day at UN highlights role of business in building a better world
From the United Nations’ earliest days in the aftermath of World War II, the organization’s humanitarian mission has always dovetailed with Rotary’s efforts to administer aid and build peace. This year’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, 12 November, will highlight the role businesses can play in that collaboration as we work toward a more just and equitable world. The theme of this year’s gathering at UN headquarters in New York City, “Responsible Business, Resilient Societies,” recognizes Rotary’s role at the intersection of commerce and cause. As leaders in their professions and...
ShelterBox prepares for Mosul refugees
Today marked the start of the battle to take control of Mosul back from the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS. The city is the group's last major stronghold in Iraq. But humanitarian aid agencies have known about the military offensive, giving them an unusual opportunity to prepare for the crisis. "It is rare for the world to get early warning of a vast human catastrophe," says Chris Warham, chief executive of ShelterBox. "The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees issued a paper in July saying this would likely be the biggest humanitarian crisis of the year — and we better get...
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Posted by Brenda Cressey on Aug 16, 2016
It was truly a spectacular evening! Hats off to all for such a smooth-running event!
Congratulations and special thanks to all the wineries and staff and especially to everyone who joined us!
1. BarrelHouse Brewing
HM Diablo Paso
1. Broken Earth
3. On Your Left
1. Diablo Paso
2. Villa San Juliette
1. First Crush
3. Broken Earth
As a side note, the judges were totally impressed with the food that was produced. They felt that the event has been stepped up to a new level!
David Lundy, Event Chair
Vicki Silva, Winery Chair
Vicki Silva, Winery Chair
Posted by Tony Wallace on Jul 22, 2016
2016-17 Club President Tony Wallace
As we launch into the 2016-2017 year we will be challenged by many unsettling local, state, federal and international events and cultural/sociopolitical concerns. In the midst of all this, Rotary can be a bright light, a shining beacon of good will, humanitarian effort and just plain fun. Lord knows we all need some of all of that! That is why I am looking forward to this next year where we can spend time, money and effort reaching out to one another and the world around us.
Thanks to all of you ahead of time for your willingness to give. I am forever impressed by this club and the individuals in it who collectively walk forward hand in hand to eat together, laugh together and work together to accomplish much in little old Paso Robles. More money for scholarships, youth projects, community projects, food for the needy and international projects to address polio, hunger, education, clean water. Wow! You guys are awesome. So hold on to your horses as we start, run, and finish a great year. I hope I can keep up!
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