If you have a bachelor’s degree in international relations, sustainable development, public administration, peace studies or a related field and some work experience in one of these areas, you may qualify for funding for a two-year master’s fellowship or a three-month professional development certificate fellowship.
Rotary selects 100 participants every year to get training in the root causes of conflict, theories of international relations and effective models of cooperation and negotiation. The programs are hosted at these centers:
Chulalongkorn University; Bangkok, Thailand
Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
International Christian University; Tokyo, Japan
Universidad del Salvador; Buenos Aires, Argentina
University of Bradford; West Yorkshire, England
University of Queensland; Brisbane, Australia
Rotary is accepting applications now for the 2011-2012 year. Our Rotary District, District 5240, usually nominates one candidate each year. They must make their recommendation by July 1, so it’s best to get your application in soon. Read how to apply here. If you are very interested, let one of the Rotaract officers know. We can connect you with local Rotarians who can guide you in preparing your application.
Contact email@example.com for more information on this international program.
We had an amazing, nay spectacular, turnout for our shoe-packing volunteer day last Saturday. We helped the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise repack hundred’s of pairs of shoes so they could be easily transported down to Mexico where they will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks to everyone who showed up and sweated it out.
What can I say, they love us at Stow House! We will be working with the Goleta Rotary clubs for some odds and ends at the Stow House in Goleta. The projects will be hands on and may range from sorting in the office to painting or moving equipment or items. Please dress appropriately.
Do you need a suit for an interview? The Suit Outlet is offering a special for Rotary until July 4, 2009. Buy and suit and show proof of your Rotary membership and you’ll get 10% off the wholesale price AND our club gets a donation of 10% of the ticket price.
They are located at 1804 Holser Walk, Suite 115 in Oxnard.
The Carpinteria Rotary Clubs are asking for our help in volunteering at this fundraiser. It is their largest annual fundraiser of the year and will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2009 from 7PM-10PM. They will need hosts, servers, ticket takers, et cetera.
The event takes place at 5315 Foothill Road
If anyone is interested they can get back to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need actual commitments so that I can submit the names to Rotary.
We are in the midst of World Rotaract Week (March 9-15) and I just attended my second Rotary meeting! It’s not too late as there is at least one club that meets every day of the week. If you have never attended a Rotary meeting, here’s your opportunity to do so. Here’s a list of upcoming meeting times and locations. Feel free to email email@example.com if you want a friend to attend with you.
Travel to Mexico accompanying Rotarians on a clean water project. Our club is donating a system in Patzcuaro, Mexico and you have the opportunity to visit the village and Rotarians there as an ambassador.
Dates: May 4 to 10.
Cost (est): $1000 out of pocket, half of which will be reimbursed.
Deadline: Contact [info at this domain dot com] by Tuesday March 10th 12PM.
Each year, Rotarians around the world do a service project on the same day. This is a demonstration of their unified dedication to serving others. This year, the Rotarian at Work Day is Saturday, February 21. We are officially paired with Goleta Noontime at Stow House, near Lake Los Carneros. However, if you are interested, you are welcome to work at any of the following clubs. Please note the contact person and let them know you are attending and cc: info [at] sbrotaract.com so we can keep track.
Goleta Noontime – Stow House. 9A-12P
Goleta Evening – Stow House. 9A-12P
Carpinteria Noontime – Choose one: Beach Cleanup or Packing up Grains at Island Brewery. 9A-12P. Both meet at brewery.
Carpinteria Morning – Women’s Club
Montecito – Friendship Center, 9A-12P
SB Downtown – Elings Park, landscaping, 8:30am-noon, BBQ after
SB Sunrise – Elings Park, landscaping, 8:30am-noon, BBQ after
SB North – Adams School, landscaping and painting, 9:00am-noon
Yesterday, Bill Gates, of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, spoke at the Rotary International Assembly and committed an additional $225M, on top of the $100 donated in 2007 (as a challenge grant). Germany and the United Kingdom have promised $280M over the next five years. Watch the video of the announcement below.