By Ilkka Taipale, From Demokraatti.fi
Former MP, half a year as a activist of the international peace movement Iikka Taipale (SD), greeted the video with Russian and US presidents. According to the story, the video depicted on the balcony of the Old Student House is a salute of the Finnish Peace Movement to Trump and Putin. In his speech, Taipale tells President Trump that with his colorful speech he opened the Pandora magazine and let go of the ghost of nuclear disarmament. Watch The Speech
By Linda Krahn
During a Rotary Friendship Exchange in Southern India, several years ago, I experienced “My Rotary Moment.” We were travelling between Coimbatore and Tirupur when we stopped at the Sankara Eye Bank. We toured the hospital and visited the local Rotary project. Cataract surgery was being performed by 10 doctors in a large operating room with 10 patients lined up on operating tables all having their surgeries.
By Rotary Service and Engagement, Published in Rotary International Rotary offers endless opportunities to connect with others who share similar passions within your club and district. Every year, many Rotary Fellowships meet at the Rotary International Convention to reconnect with old friends a make new ones while participating in an activity or exploring a shared interest! If you are attending the 2018 Toronto Convention, be sure to visit the House of Friendship to network with these groups. Visit RAGFP in the House of Friendship booth 317. Download the Convention Events and Booth Exhibit Guide to find Rotary Fellowships that share your interests and expertise.
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By Karen D. Kendrick-Hands, Published in Rotary International
How can you best celebrate World Environment Day, today June 5? The 2018 theme for this year’s United Nation Environmental Programme (UNEP) event is Beat Plastic Pollution. Celebrate in your home, your club and your community by reducing the role of single-use plastics in your life, like straws, and challenging others to join you.