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Wade Davis: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World

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From Wade Davis The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World Thursday, February 14th, 2013 6:30-8:00pm An Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society, Wade Davis has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.” An ethnographer, writer, photographer and filmmaker, he holds degrees in anthropology and biology …

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Alison Wright


“Alison Wright Face to Face, Portraits of the Human Spirit Thursday, February 21st, 2013 6:30-8:00pm Alison Wright, a New York based documentary photographer, has spent a career capturing the universal human spirit through her photographs and writing. Wright travels to the remotest regions of the globe photographing endangered cultures and documenting issues concerning the human condition. Wright’s photography is represented …

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Annenberg Space for Photography

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From “The Annenberg Space for Photography offers live programming through our IRIS Nights lecture series, a public program offered free of charge, by online reservation on a first-come, first-served basis. The series brings to life the most current exhibit with presentations by exhibit featured photographers and other notable experts and guest artists. These programs give attendees unique access to …

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New Generations


Every year, thousands of talented and dedicated young people, ages 12-30, have an incredible experience in a New Generations program. As Rotaractors and Interactors, they serve in communities at home and abroad. Through Rotary Youth Exchange, they explore new cultures. And as Rotary Youth Leadership Awards participants, they learn skills that will help them succeed as future community leaders.

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What Is RYLA?   Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is all about Rotarians working with youth in leadership development. It is an intensive training/experiential program for 180 high school students in their pivotal junior year, who are chosen for their proven or potential leadership abilities. Students participate in an all-expense paid camp held in Idyllwild Pines, California, for three days. …

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End Polio Now

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STATUS REPORT: 99% POLIO-FREE Polio cases have declined rapidly since 1985, but the fight isn’t over. Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease, and for as little as US$0.60, a child can be protected against the virus for life. If we don’t finish the fight right now, more than 10 million children under the age of five could …

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Rotary Supports Ronald McDonald House Walk for Kids

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On April 7th, 2013 E-Club Rotarians joined the Long Beach Rotary and Ability Tri-Modal Transportation team in the annual Walk for Kids.  The event raises funds to support the local Long Beach Ronald McDonald whose mission is “to provide comfort, care and support to children and families.  Our vision is a community where children and their families embrace life and …

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Project Caborca

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Orange Rotary in District 5320 has been approved for a Rotary Foundation matching grant to purchase playground equipment for Caborca, Mexico. This is a collaborative effort with Orange, Orange North, Anaheim Hills, Laguna Beach and the Surf City/Huntington Beach clubs. eClub of the West hopes to join with these Rotary clubs this coming year for participation. Total financial participation with …

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Rotary Video Magazine


See Rotary’s work around the world in the Rotary Video Magazine . Each collection features a variety of inspiring videos on topics ranging from literacy and hunger to polio and community service.

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Jim Young as Paul Harris


Jim Young has a B.S. degree in Business from Pepperdine College. He received commission in the United States Navy at Northwestern University in Chicago. Served in the South Pacific in World War II for 2 ½ years, and continued for six years in the United States Naval Reserve. He also has a M.A. degree English and American Literature from the …

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