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COVID-19 Isolation Ward in Bhaktapur, Nepal

In order to keep the hospital safe, an isolation ward needed with the knowledge it could be repurposed after COVID-19 to the benefit of the general population of the hospital 

Changing Lives In Colombia

We head to IbaguĂ©, Colombia to see the impact of a Global Affairs Canada and The Rotary Foundation project for approximately 1,200 biosand water filters. 
In order to help make Positive Peace more tangible for Rotaractors and Rotarians, Rotary created the Positive Peace Activator Program. Between 2020 and 2024, 180 new Positive Peace Activators will be trained in six regions around the world. There are four Rotary Positive Peace Activators in Canada who have completed the 20 hour training program and are available to work with clubs and districts.
It is now the fourth year of the five-year partnership between Global Affairs Canada and the Rotary Foundation (Canada). The Government of Canada is providing Canadian Rotary Clubs and Districts with $1.2 million dollars per year to be added to the Global Grants program of the Rotary Foundation.
"Last month, Canada signed a generous pledge of $100 Million CAD to help eradicate polio in Afghanistan as well as in the two other endemic countries, Nigeria and Pakistan, and to continue to protect many polio-free countries. The pledge was announced by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, at the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta.
The Rotary Foundation (Canada) announces that Susan Hicks is the new office administrator.
On February 28, 2016 - 250 Rotarians gathered in D 7070 to recognize and pay tribute to the tireless efforts and generosity of PDG Bill Patchett and his wonderful wife Delphine.
 
RI Pres- elect John Germ brought special greetings from Rotary Foundation Chair, Past RI President Ray Klinginsmith to Bill and Delphine as PDG Brian Thompson presented PDG Bill with the Distinguished Service Award for his incredible contribution to his community and to Rotary. Bill and Delphine have led and supported many efforts in Cobourg and Southern Ontario to do good in their community and province. Within Rotary has served as District Governor, District Foundation Chair, an End Polio Champion and served on the board of The Rotary Foundation (Canada).
 
Always leading by example, PDG Bill with Delphine’s support have challenged Rotarians and community members to “give what they can” to make their community and the world beyond a better place. PDG Bill and Delphine have supported and/or lead campaigns for the United Way, Keystone Homes,  Cobourg Hospital, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and the Canadian Firefighters Museum to name just a few.
 
Congratulations PDG Bill - Well Deserved! Delphine thank you for supporting Bill in so many, many ways.  An absolutely wonderful and cherished Rotary couple who continue to make a difference locally and globally!
Over 15,000 companies having matching gift programs to encourage your support of the Rotary Foundation (Canada).
 
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