Recycling can change the World

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Our guest Speakers Nena Saravia from Colombia and Suzanna Dooling from Texas joined us online to speak about various Recycling Initiatives their communities. We learned about how each area approached their Waste problems differently and the impact it had on their communities. They shared how easy it can be to recycle different materials so the Recycling Companies can use the materials again without ending up in the landfills. It was wonderful to discuss how each one of us can make a big difference with just a few little changes in our behaviour. And and easy way to involve the entire family.   
Recycling can change the World Romy Martin 2020-08-21 05:00:00Z 0

Standing up for Yourself

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Mark Grace, Chief of Mission and Ministry for Baylor Scott and White Health spoke to us about the importance of taken care of one self, mind and body. During this pandemic we experience additional stressors which impact all of us in different ways. Only 50% of employees are comfortable discussing mental health issues. While nearly 1 in 5 Americans say they had a physical reaction when thinking about the outbreak. 
Standing up for Yourself Romy Martin 2020-08-19 05:00:00Z 0

Donation Drive

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On August 5 we kicked off our second annual donation drive for Icanstillshine.org whose mission is to support woman and children from all walks of life, background regardless which zip code they live in. Last year we had a humble beginning of donating 1 car full of items. This year we were able to donate 3 car full of school supplies, toiletries, clothing, and food items. 
 
In 2020 they are celebrating 26 years of helping battered women in Ft. Worth, Texas, and the surrounding areas. They have now reached out to thousands of women and children. However, they are not an overnight shelter, but will be happy to refer you to one. 

If you too want to volunteer or drop off donations, call them at 817-616-3500.
Donation Drive Romy Martin 2020-08-05 05:00:00Z 0
29 Acres serving needs of Autistic Children John Dodge 2020-06-16 05:00:00Z 0 Autisim
Aug 22nd Interview for Advocates for Special People 2019-11-11 06:00:00Z 0

2019 Kindness Challenge Winners

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We were proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Kindness Challenge Event at the Rotary District 5790 Installation Dinner. We had over Clubs participating from all over the world! It was an honor to get so many clubs and individuals involved at the same time to spread the word and encourage kindness across our world. We look forward to doing this again in 2020!
2019 Kindness Challenge Winners 2019-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

ROAM 5790 Club President - Service Above Self

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It is a busy day two for the 90 plus Rotary members in Antigua, Guatemala. The members were divided into 3 teams. Communications with the team has been a little bit spotty. So, we are not sure what John and team is doing in these photo's. But, one thing for sure, Club President John Dodge is leading by example.
ROAM 5790 Club President - Service Above Self 2019-06-25 05:00:00Z 0

ROAM 5790 Club President joins District 5790 team in Guatemala

Posted on Jun 23, 2019
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90 Rotary members from throughout District 5790 met in Guatemala Sunday to spend 4 days refurbishing school buildings in the mountain regions of Guatemala. Our own club President, John Dodge joined the team participating in this project which is part of a Rotary International Global Grant that several clubs in District 5790 are supporting financially.
ROAM 5790 Club President joins District 5790 team in Guatemala 2019-06-23 05:00:00Z 0
Member Tina Kennedy leads May 29th Meeting - Launches Kindness Challenge 2019-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
ROAM 5790 Volunteers Serve at Abuse Shelter 2019-05-18 05:00:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
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