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June-July Rotary Magazine

From source to sea: The fight against plastic pollution

The June-July edition of Rotary magazine is out now with stories available to read online on our website.
You can also download your digital edition, browse the magazine with Issuu's digital page turning software, or make the most of our subscription packages for individuals and clubs to receive the print version of the publication.

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On the cover

Rotary tackles plastic pollution

It’s a blustery Sunday morning in early March, and Philip Stallard is braced against the elements as he surveys a lonely, rocky beach in West Wales.

This remote location has become one of the battlegrounds for Philip’s campaign against plastic pollution. A campaign that Rotary clubs locally and nationally are grabbing with both hands.

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Why caring about the environment matters

In this country and abroad, Rotary clubs are engaged in a series of environmental projects. John Sayer, the Environmental Sustainability Group Secretary explains how we can all become involved.

Hairdresser Donna refuses to be on the fringe

Meet Donna Wallbank, who in July becomes the new President of Great Britain & Ireland.
The hairdresser from South Wales is looking forward to her new role and in this edition, talks about where her Rotary journey began and where she hopes to lead the organisation in the next 12 months.

Be the inspiration for a polio-free world

Following the recent launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Polio Endgame Strategy 2019-23, Judith Diment writes how, although the world is close to wiping out the disease, it still requires one major, final push.
Judith is a member of the International PolioPlus Committee and a key campaigner in the bid to eradicate polio.

Volunteer Expo has landed

During Volunteers' Week 2019, Rotary officially launched Volunteer Expo, brand new, national event to connect volunteers, organisations and the charity sector.

Find out more about this exciting progression away from our previous annual conference format into a large-scale Expo.

Truly remarkable youngsters

Incredible young people from across Great Britain and Ireland were recognised with Rotary Young Citizen Awards, at the Rotary Conference and Showcase in Nottingham last month. Here is another chance to read their inspirational stories.


We are the Champions

In special, extended section of Rotary magazine, we take an in-depth look at the Rotary Champions Awards, which were handed out last month.

Hear from all 14 winners of this year's awards as they discuss, in their own words, what their projects mean to them, what they entailed and how they have made a difference. 

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Advertising features

Fun and fellowship on wheels!

Rotary fellowships are a great way to meet and make friends with other members of Rotary who all share common interests.

The International Caravanning Fellowship of Rotarians (ICFR), is very active in organising rallies in the UK and tours in continental Europe for caravanners and motorhomers alike.

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Date: Tuesday 11th June 2019

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