Rotary Weekly – February 15, 2019

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Rotary Weekly
15 February 2019 A roundup of Rotary news
Special wedding gifts benefit PolioPlus 
Filippo
Arcioni and Roberta Peverelli had both been members of different Rotary
clubs near Como, Italy, before they met. When romance blossomed into
marriage, it didn’t take too much discussion for the couple to decide on
the perfect wedding registry. Instead of gifts, they asked fellow
Rotarians and friends to make a contribution to PolioPlus, raising more
than $30,000 to help Rotary eradicate polio.

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This week’s stories
Brazil Rotarians respond to drop in polio immunization rates
Rotary clubs in Brazil mobilized to help stave off a potential polio outbreak after dangerously low vaccination rates were reported by health officials last year. More than 11 million Brazilian children were inoculated during a massive two-month vaccination campaign, reversing a trend of plummeting immunization coverage.
What to do in Hamburg
When
you’re in Hamburg for the Rotary International Convention from 1 to 5
June, you can step into a simulator and steer a giant cargo ship up the
Elbe River at the International Maritime Museum or visit the
Kramer-Witwen-Wohnung for a peek into everyday life in 19th-century
Hamburg. But the locals say if you have time for only one museum in
their city, it should be Miniatur Wunderland. It features 1,040
locomotives, over 9,000 automobiles, and an airport with planes that
taxi, take off, and land. Everything is depicted down to the tiniest
detail.
How to create your own Instagram story
Social
media is a great tool for Rotary clubs to promote themselves but it can
be hard to keep up with the ever-changing playing field. Ashley Demma,
social and digital specialist for Rotary International, shares how to
make the most of one exciting new feature.

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Help finish the restoration of Paul Harris Home
Rotary
members who are working to restore the former home of Rotary founder
Paul Harris have set a target date of April 2019 to return the house to
the way it looked in the 1940s. Help complete the project by donating
today.

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