Posted by Bob Ruehl
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Rotary Service and Engagement
April 2021
You can support mothers and children
Rotary makes health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger. 

During Maternal and Child Health Month in April, you can get involved in these ways:
2021 Virtual Rotary Convention
The 2021 Virtual Convention: Rotary Opens Opportunities is being held 12-16 June and will feature general sessions with inspiring speakers, a virtual House of Friendship, and practical breakout sessions. 

Two-day preconventions will take place 10-11 June and will focus on Rotary Youth Exchange Officers, Rotaract, and intercountry committees. The theme of this year’s intercountry committees preconvention is how to open opportunities for peace. 
You can protect the environment
The environment will be Rotary’s newest area of focus. You can get involved in these ways:
Supporting high-impact service through Programs of Scale
The Rotary Foundation’s first annual $2 million Programs of Scale award supports a Rotarian-led effort to dramatically curtail malaria in Zambia. Learn more about this high-impact program and this year’s finalists. Watch for upcoming webinars about how to expand, or “scale up,” your club or district service projects, including tips on how to create a shared vision of success and impact with your partners.

Contact the Programs of Scale staff for more information. The next Programs of Scale grant application cycle will open in June.
Service in Action blog highlights
During March, the Service in Action blog featured stories for International Women’s Day and for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene month. Here are some highlights:
The Rotary Service newsletter provides information to help Rotary members plan effective and inspired service projects. The bimonthly newsletter is sent to subscribers, District Governors, District Community Service and International Service Chairs. Please forward this to anyone who may be interested.
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