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Rotary Weekly
1 February 2019 A roundup of Rotary news
Rotary clubs fight opioid epidemic
After months of doing research and consulting with health officials, substance abuse experts, educators, and media professionals, New York Rotary members put together a plan to fight a major U.S. problem: opioid addiction. But they needed an international partner for their Rotary Foundation global grant project. Six months of searching connected them with the Rotary Club of Tijuana Oeste, Baja California, Mexico. Clubs in Canada and India also agreed to support the project with funds.
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This week's stories
What it’s like to survive a wildfire

Pam Gray and her husband are members of the Rotary Club of Paradise, California, USA. In November, Paradise and areas around it were devastated by a wildfire driven by high winds. In her blog post for Rotary Voices, Gray tells what it was like saying goodbye to their home, and how connecting with other Rotarians have helped them cope with loss.

How to master Rotary’s public image campaign

Having worked in broadcast journalism, Pat O’Donnell knows a little bit about getting the message out. So he was thrilled when, as public image chair for his district, he was put in charge of coordinating a People of Action media buy covering four districts in his home region of Kansas and Missouri, USA. O’Donnell shares his insight on using Rotary’s public image campaign.

Applications for Peace Fellowships now available
Do you have what it takes to be a Rotary Peace Fellow? Do you know someone who does? Learn about the program and how to apply.
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Register for the Rotary Peace Symposium
Don’t miss your opportunity to join leaders from around the world at the Rotary Peace Symposium in Hamburg, Germany. Together we'll explore how we can create peace in our communities and inspire others to take action.
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