Category Archive for: ‘Rotary Videos’

ROTARY/One presents “The Boys of 1905” circa 1996

If you’ve never connected with the founders of Rotary, Paul Harris and the men of the original Rotary club in Chicago, now is your chance!  This video created by the Rotary One club shows Early Rotarians attending a meeting, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harris at their home with some of the original Rotarians, as well as other interesting facts about …

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When did Rotary really start?

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A humorous speech from past Rotary International President Cliff Dochterman on the beginning of Rotary.  He discusses the origins of Rotary in Ancient Greece and President Julius, and goes on to talk about all of the “historic” Rotarians.  cliff’s Presidential Theme was “Real Happiness Is Helping Others”.If you’ve never had the chance to see Cliff in person, you don’t want …

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Rotary and the CDC fight to End Polio for 24 years

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See how Rotary and the Centers for Disease Control have worked side by side for decades to eradicate polio from the earth.  If you can’t remember Polio in the U.S., or don’t know why we are working so hard to eradicate the debilitating disease, you must watch this video.

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This is Rotary Foundation Month – We’re Doing Good In The World!

Each of these videos is short, but combined provide a great overview of what Rotarians can do with an idea and The Rotary Foundation.

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Roger Ebert spent a year as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar

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In 1965, Roger Ebert spent a year abroad as an Ambassadorial Scholar. In this 1998 clip he relates how his experiences in South Africa gave him a more global outlook, and even helped point him toward a career in film criticism.  Ambassadorial Scholars are now part of Rotary’s Global Grants program.  If you or someone you know might be interested, …

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WWII Vets Escorted to Washington D.C. by Rotarians

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This video was done 4 years ago, but is timeless in honoring our WWII veterans and all veterans.  These vets tell stories of their service as they are escorted and filmed by Rotarians to Washington D.C. on an “Honor Air” flight for a veterans celebration.  They fought for our freedoms, as do our military today, celebrate all veterans this November …

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Bono from U2 is humbled by Rotary and Rotarians

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Bono from U2 shares a personal message of hope and admiration with rotary members for their continued commitment to ending polio and changing lives throughout the world.

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“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ― Mother Teresa